San Manuel Pow Wow in San Bernardino

The San Manuel Pow Wow is the largest of its kind in California, with hundreds of dancers descending on Cal State San Bernardino for a weekend celebrating Native American culture. Before being invited to the event, I had no idea how big it was and how much fun it is to attend. All of the […]

Route 66 Museum in Barstow, CA

I have been a fan of all things Route 66 for a while now, even going so far as to drive the entirety of the California portion, read about that here. I hope to one day do the whole thing, but that is an idea for another time. Till then, I try to soak up […]

Where to See Wildflowers in Chino Hills State Park

This year has been such a great year for rain that the waterfalls were flowing and now the wildflowers are blooming. I had heard on the SoCal Hikers Forum that they were pretty impressive in Chino Hills State Park, so I set out to check it out for myself. It was even better than I […]

Sycamore Inn Restaurant Along Historic Route 66

If you are looking for a historic spot right along Route 66, then consider the fantastic steakhouse known as Sycamore Inn. Route 66 is pretty unrecognizable in this section of Southern California, so it is fun to be able to round a corner and see a spot that has been there since the 1800’s (even […]

San Bernardino County: Eight Great Places to Camp, Hike, Eat & Explore

San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States, and it is full of amazing adventures to be had if you get out and explore. The county itself is bigger then nine whole states and it has a range of climates that run the gauntlet from 10,000-foot peaks to miles of barren […]

Roughley Manor Bed & Breakfast: 29 Palms Historic Hotel

Roughley Manor is the perfect example of something you would not expect to find in the California desert. This beautiful and historic bed and breakfast is a fantastic spot to stay at with lots of eclectic, fun touches and a beautiful property you can explore. All of this, along with the fact that it is […]

The Pines Restaurant in Big Bear

The Pines Restaurant in Big Bear is one of those spots that is perfect for a nice relaxed meal or a romantic dinner out. The large one-room restaurant is spacious and has beautiful views of the water, especially as the sun is going down. I got a chance to check it out a few weeks […]

The Lodge at Big Bear Lake Hotel Review

Big Bear Lodge is a Holiday Inn property in Big Bear City that has become the premier hotel in Big Bear. The property is designed to look like one of those lodges that you would see in a National Park, complete with wood hewn bed frames and antler chandeliers in the lobby. I got a […]

Natural Sisters Cafe: Fantastic Vegetarian Food in Joshua Tree

Located in the middle of downtown Joshua Tree, Natural Sisters Cafe is a great vegetarian spot for a meal when visiting the national park, even if you are not a vegetarian. Natural Sisters and Crossroads Cafe have become my go-to places when visiting Joshua Tree National Park due to the charm they exude and the fantastic meals […]

Big Bear Alpine Zoo: An Animal Rehibilitation Center in Moonridge

During the summer months, Big Bear has a plethora of fabulous things to explore for all ages around the lake and neighboring cities. One of these family friendly spots is Big Bear Alpine Zoo in the small town of Moonridge. The great thing about this zoo is that it is a rehabilitation area for the animals, not […]