Himalaya Restaurant: Eat Nepalese Food on Pillows in Ventura

As with most of my travels I am always looking for the strangest, most unusual places to both visit and eat at. When I was staying in Ventura I happened upon the Himalaya Restaurant and figured I might as well give it a try to see what it had to offer. I was immediately excited about the […]

San Diego Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego

Bridges and trains are two of my favorite things to take pictures of, trains especially. Side note, if you are looking for an awesome place to see real trains make sure to go to Orange Empire Railway Museum but if you want to see miniature trains and miniature cityscapes in all their glory then you need […]

Highway 395 Roadtrip Stops: Hikes, Food, Fossils & Lakes

Highway 395 is probably my favorite road in California. It is the road that parallels the Eastern Sierra’s and provides access to some of the best hiking, lakes and adventures you can find in California. I have driven the portion from Victorville to Reno many times and wanted to compile my top recommendations for stops […]

McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams in Santa Barbara

Who doesn’t like some good ice cream? From the store-bought stuff to 31 Flavors, most people can appreciate a good scoop. When you get a hold of an ice cream that is excellent though, like McConnell’s it is hard to go back. This was the case for me when I stumbled into the downtown shop […]

Corpse Flower Bloom at the Huntington Library

When you read this, the opportunity to see this amazing flower will have probably passed (I went August 24, 2014). The corpse flower as it is known, is a massive and stinky flower found natively in Sumatra. There have been a little over a dozen blooms in the United States and the Huntington Library is one […]

M&M Donuts: Fresh Blueberries Donuts and an Hour Wait

I love the readers on this blog, they are always suggesting the most awesome stuff for me to try out. M&M Donuts is an example of that. A few weeks ago I received an email that said “You like donuts right? Why haven’t you had a blueberry donut from M&M Donuts?” After some research I realized […]

Charlie Brown Farms: The Roadside Shop that Sells Everything

Charlie Brown Farms, what is there to say about this place that can do it justice? It is the home of literally everything, from food to dinosaurs to shopping. It is Antelope Valley’s Largest gift shop, it has the worlds largest beef jerky and it can easily kill an hour of your life. If this […]

Grizzly Cafe in Wrightwood: Homemade Potato Chips in a Mountain Lodge

When people think of Wrightwood, mostly it is for the winter time and the ski resort Mt High, but during the summer there is a plethora of things to do there as well. Some of my favorites include Big Horn Mine, Mt Baden Powell and zip lining with Big Pines. I am always trying to find […]

Black Chasm Caverns National Landmark

Located about 2 hours outside Sacramento is an amazing vertical cave that you can tour 364 days a year. It is and great example of everything from stalagmites and stalagmites to columns and helicite. When I toured it there were 14 school children enjoying the cave and I wish I would have had these types of […]

Vikingsholm: Scandinavian Castle of Lake Tahoe

Smack dab in the middle of one of the most beautiful lake beaches in all of California, Emerald Bay, is a Scandinavian Castle built-in the mid 1900’s that is now affectionately called the castle of Lake Tahoe. This castle comes complete with a fun history of an eccentric millionaire that bought up the land and brought […]