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 […]

Brewery Gulch Inn in Mendocino

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, but all opinions are my own. If you haven’t been to Mendocino, then be sure to add it to your list. It’s a special place with a relaxed vibe, beautiful views and lots of adventures to be had. During our time there we stayed at Brewery Gulch […]

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 […]

Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree in Leggett

Right at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 101 in the town of Leggett sits one of the three drive thru trees in Northern California. Even the road that this tree resides on is called Drive Thru Tree Road. I drove through all three of the trees on my roadtrip and you can read […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pygmy Forest of Mini Trees in Van Damme State Park

Have you ever wanted to see a forest of 100-year-old trees less than a few feet tall? If you haven’t then you must check out the Pygmy Forest in Van Damme State Park. This coastal gem is a 1/4 mile, wheelchair accessible platform that winds its way through the mini forest and gets you up […]

Point Arena Lighthouse: A 115 Foot Tall Historic Lighthouse

When traveling on the 2 mile dirt road that leads to the Point Arena Lighthouse you will feel as if you have transformed to a simpler time in California’s history. The two lane Highway 1 melts into the distance and all that is before you is a tall lighthouse sitting out on the bluffs. At […]