Conejo Valley Botanical Gardens

I love visiting new cities and seeing the ways that they create amazing public places for the residents that live there. In Riverside we have the fantastic Mt Rubidoux and in Conejo Valley they have a bunch of spots, but one of the best for a whole family adventure is the botanic gardens. Details Cost […]

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 […]

Leo Carrillo State Park and Campground

I love the pristine coastline of Malibu. It is a beautiful escape near LA, and even though the first part of the city has a lot of buildings blocking the coastal views, as you travel down PCH it gets more rural and provides lots of incredible vistas, like Point Dume. I had wanted to camp […]

The Big List of Strange, Fun & Unique Attractions in Southern California

I love visiting unusual places. They are often the places that have earned their spot in California history simply because the owner is trying to do something new. Whether it is a hike, a restaurant, or just a collection of odd things, this list is dedicated specifically to the unique stuff I visit in Southern California […]

Hiking Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak: A Photo Guide

Since I love to take pictures I have been creating photo guides for some of the more amazing hikes in California. Check out the ones I did on Mt Whitney, Half Dome and Telescope Peak if interested. This one is for the Mishe Mokwa trail in Malibu as the trail itself is very unlike others in […]

Circle X Ranch: Headquarters for Malibu Hiking & Earthscope GPS

This little office building in the heart of Malibu is the jumping off point for the Grotto hike and close to the trail head for Sandstone Peak hike a little further up. While now it is just a rangers station for the surrounding mountains it does have some history to the community as a Boy […]

Neptune’s Net: Epic Seafood on Pacific Coast Highway

Deep in Malibu on Pacific Coast Highway is a historic fish shack known as Neptunes Net. This biker hangout is always busy on the weekends and for good reason, it makes some of the best seafood on the Southern part of Highway 1. Details Hours: M-Thurs: 10:30 AM – 8 PM, F: 10:30 AM – […]

The Jolly Oyster: A Bike Up Oyster Bar in Ventura

While spending time at Ventura State Beach you have no doubt seen the blue shack that is South of lot C called the Jolly Oyster. This little raw seafood house is right along the bike path and has now become a part of Ventura’s culture by providing a great place to indulge in raw oysters. […]

Serra Cross Park at Grant Park, Ventura

Overlooking the city of Ventura stands an old rugged cross with a history that dates back to the founding of the city itself. Only ten years ago, the one acre that the cross is on was developed into the Serra Cross Park, which is part of the larger Grant Park in the city of Ventura. […]

San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura

As far as beaches go, for me I am simply concerned with  how clean is it and how many people are there. These two questions often go hand in hand as many of the nice beaches in SoCal are heavily visited and not always kept up. This is not the case for San Buenaventura State […]