Iron Zoo in Coalinga: Animals Painted on Oil Pumps

I initially heard about the Iron Zoo on this site, which has a lot of great information on the strange spots all over the USA. On a recent road trip down Highway 5, I decided to stop and see what it was like for myself though. While this area is nowhere near what I am […]

Sam’s Italian Deli & Market: Best Sandwiches in Fresno

I always find it funny when I research new towns and find things like Sam’s Italian Deli, one of Fresno’s highest rated lunch spots, located inside of a small meat deli. I love these places as they are the ones I would not normally find on my own and because of that they hold a […]

Forestiere Underground Gardens: Escape the Heat in Fresno by Going Underground

In the vast history of California, there are more than a few people who have an outlandish idea, dedicate their life to it, then create something beautiful that will be seen for decades. I would put Leonard and Salvation Mountain in this camp, along with Nitt Witt Ridge and now the Forestiere Underground Gardens. While the underground […]

School House Restaurant & Tavern in Sanger

In the outskirts of Sanger (a suburb of Fresno) sits a fantastic little restaurant that was built-in a remodeled schoolhouse from 1886. It features a tavern with normal bar food like pizza and burgers on one side and an upscale fancy eatery on the other. Both serve great food and your personal preference for attire and food prices […]

Vineyard Farmers Market in Fresno

My wife is a huge fan of locally grown, organic food so when we travel she goes out her way to find new farmers markets to visit. This one in Fresno had been high on her list since she saw a picture of the hanging vines that lined the top of the markets walkway and […]

Dog House Grill: A Great Place to Eat & Hang Out in Fresno

At just a stones throw away from Fresno State University, Dog House Grill is a fantastic spot for a meal, albeit a busy one as well. With dozens of tables, at least three full projectors for sports and melt in your mouth tri tip, this is a must visit in Fresno. They also have a […]

General Grant Trail & Grove: Exploring the Nations Christmas Tree in Kings Canyon National Park

One of the main draws for both Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is of course the massive trees that can be seen in many of the areas groves. General Sherman is the largest tree in the world by volume and General Grant is the third largest, plus the nations official Christmas Tree. No visit […]

Sequoia View Bed & Breakfast Hotel Review

As one of only twenty or so bed and breakfast wineries in California, Sequoia View Bed and Breakfast is a fantastic spot to spend a few days. While it is close to Fresno and to Kings Canyon, it is also just a nice place to relax and enjoy your surroundings. The people who run the place are welcoming […]

Big Stump Trail & Picnic Area: Home of the Mark Twain Stump in Kings Canyon National Park

Big Stump Trail is one of the better short hikes in the upper part of Kings Canyon, it has a gradual grade, lots of fun things to look at and a relatively shaded trail the entire way. It is a good spot for pretty much the whole family and the highlight of the trail is […]

Big Trees Transit Shuttle to Kings Canyon and What to Do When There

If you are staying in the Fresno / Sanger area and you want a nice relaxing way to visit Kings Canyon National Park then you really should check out Big Trees Transit. This shuttle service costs $15 and that includes entrance in the park. It picks up from both downtown Fresno and from Sanger, runs […]