California Dreamin’ in Santa Barbara

“I’m caught up in a dream. I’m gonna wish for it all. No one’s gonna tell me how, no way this is my dream now.” – Tesla (band) Santa Barbara is nestled between Santa Ynez mountains and Pacific Ocean providing breathtaking views along the coast. The drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara is quite…

Beachin’ Day at Mandalay

“I lost my heart to the ocean, and with it a piece of my soul.” – Author Unknown We are a few days away from summer here in Sunny Southern California. I figured why not start a summer beach series as part of my blog to add variety to my mostly rocky adventures. It may…

Exploring Vasquez Rocks

Feast your eyes on Vasquez Rocks impressive array of rock formations. You’ll find this gem in Agua Dulce, California which is approximately 50 minutes away from Los Angeles. A lot of famous films and TV shows have filmed in this location (Star Trek, Flinstones, Planet of the Apes, Cars, Short Circuit, Hail, Ceasar!) to name…

Hiking Devil’s Punchbowl & Devil’s Chair

“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” – John Mayer I’ve always wanted to check out Devil’s Punchbowl located in Pearlblossom, CA and decided to go there on my own. I figured it would be a good way to test my endurance for longer hikes. I’m more of a casual…

The Getty Center in Black & White

The Getty Center is one of the famous art museums in Los Angeles. You’ll find it perched on top of the hill. The view from the top is spectacular during daytime and especially at night. If you’re visiting Los Angeles, this museum should be on your list. The architecture is quite modern with open spaces…

Quick Getaway to Mt. Baldy

Okay. Before anything else, let’s get this stuff out of the way. If you happen to stumble upon my website, you’re probably wondering who I am and why I started a travel blog. Yes, it’s a known fact a million travel blogs exist out there. As cheesy as it may sound, I’ve finally gathered enough…