Mendocino Botanical Gardens Near Fort Bragg

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are a fantastic place to explore in the town of Fort Bragg. While it may not look like much from the outside, the gardens are situated on 47 acres and feature many different types of flowers as well as a beautiful walking path that will take you all the way down […]

Pacific Star Winery in Fort Bragg

I don’t often write about wineries outside of the major wine regions, but Pacific Star is one of the most beautiful winery properties I have been to in California, so it deserves mention here. This winery, about 20 minutes north of Fort Bragg, is situated right on the cliffs and has fantastic coastal views that […]

The Inn at Newport Ranch in Fort Bragg

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, but all opinions are my own. As I travel around California, I am always looking for fun and unique places to stay in the state. The Inn at Newport Ranch was one of those places. Ever since I first heard about it eight months ago, I have […]

Riding the Skunk Train and Visiting the Model Train Museum in Fort Bragg

I love trains; they are one of my favorite things to photograph and to ride. I have ridden many of California’s famous trains, but I’ve never had the chance to ride the Skunk Train in Fort Bragg until a few weeks ago. This train is one of the most recognized in California, and it goes […]

Riding the Skunk Train Railbikes in Fort Bragg

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. A few weeks back a friend of mine sent me a photo of the new railbikes that run on the Skunk Train tracks in Mendocino. These unique “bikes” feature four large wheels that match up with the train tracks and two seats […]

Pudding Creek Trestle: Fort Bragg’s Historic Bridge

As a photographer there are a few things that I just love photographing, such as trains and waterfalls, but the main one for me is bridges. If you ask my wife she will tell you that I nerd out anytime I get to marvel at an amazing bridge like Bixby Creek or the Sundail Bridge […]

Mendocino or Fort Bragg to Eureka: Pacific Coast Highway Roadtrip Guide

This is part of my Pacific Coast Highway stops blog, find the previous day from San Francisco to Mendocino here and Eureka to Crescent City here. Today started out early as we wanted to have the most light for our time in the Avenue of the Giants. This drive itself is a beautiful combination of coastal […]

Glass Beach in Fort Bragg: How to See this Unique Beach

Glass Beach is a popular attraction in Fort Bragg, California where the beach is covered in small pieces of smoothed glass. The glass comes from the fact that this area was a dump site for trash in the early to mid-1900’s and over the years the ocean smoothed and broke down the glass to what it […]