The Original McDonald’s: A Museum in San Bernardino

I stumbled upon this when I was researching some stuff to do on Route 66. Apparently, this is the site of the first McDonald’s that was open in 1940 and has since been purchased by the owner of local chicken restaurant Juan Pollo and converted into a museum.  It is always debated as to this location […]

Wave Organ of San Francisco

One of the more unique attractions in the city of San Francisco is the wave organ. Located on a jetty that forms the small Boat Harbor in the Marina district of San Francisco, this collection of pipes that feed directly into the ocean create both a unique place to explore and a beautiful experience, as you hear […]

Bunny Museum of Pasadena: 29,000 Bunny Collectables

I am always researching new places to go, and this one has been on my list for so long that I don’t even remember how it first found its way onto it or why it stayed undone on the list for so long. I guess I can say I was a little scared for what […]

Bubblegum Alley: Gum Wall of San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is a beautiful place to spend a weekend, right near the central coast. It has hiking, wineries, shopping, breweries and a charming downtown shopping area where Bubblegum Alley is located. This small alley is almost always full of people, and its gum wall is like an ever-changing, living organism with new pieces […]

Venice Beach Boardwalk: Shops, Food, Art & Street Performers

I’m sure you have heard of Venice Beach in one way or another over the years. It is the quintessential strange place to hang out in Southern California. Even though the vibe is a little unique, it is a great place to spend some time and to explore a culture of people who don’t care what […]

Fanny Ann’s Saloon In Old Town Sacramento

On my trip to Old Town Sacramento I was looking for a fun place to eat and happened upon Fanny Ann’s Saloon, so I figured I would give it a try. My friends and I were about to have mexican food when we saw the sign for the saloon and figured it would give us […]

Weed, California: 3,000 People and a Gift Shop

About an hour south of the Oregon border and an hour north of Redding is the small town of 3,000 people known as Weed, CA. If you didn’t realize it, the name also has other connotations that lead to it being a popular place for college students to come for an updated Facebook profile picture. The […]

Tio’s Tacos in Riverside: Eclectic Art & Great Mexican Food

As you know I have a fascination with food places that strive to be a little out of the ordinary, and Tio’s Tacos fits perfectly into that mold. Located right in downtown Riverside, this eclectic taco place is a constantly evolving vision of a “throw everything at the wall and see what sticks” type of art. […]

Crazee Burger: Kangaroo, Gator & Buffalo Burgers in San Diego

With all the traveling I have done in my life I like to think of myself as a “I’ll try anything once” kind of eater. I mean I’m no Anthony Bourdain but I have eaten raw meat in Ethiopia, escargot in France and have even sampled the multiple ways they make conch (sea slug) in […]

LA Coroner’s Gift Shop: Skeletons in the Closet

Yep I did it. I went to the LA Coroner’s gift shop called Skeletons in the Closet. I even took Amie along with me, and though she wasn’t super excited to go she came along for the ride. Yes, it is located in the coroner’s office of LA and yes it does sell nothing but […]