Category: Southern California

Information on all other areas of Southern California.

L.A.’s Norton Simon Museum in an Underrated Gem!

Located in downtown Pasadena on Colorado Blvd., the Norton Simon is a smaller, often overlooked museum. However, step inside and you’ll discover that although they are small, they pack quite the punch with an impressive collection. It’s actually one of my favorite museums in Los Angeles!

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Winter is Coming! Where to go Skiing or Snowboarding in California

I can assure you that it DOES snow in California (yes, even Southern California), and when it does, we flock to the mountains, strap on our boards or skis, and have a great time! If you’re planning on visiting my fine state this season, you may be wondering just where you can go to get your Winter on. Well, friends…that’s what I’m here for.

Check out L.A.’s Laid Back South Bay!

I might live in San Diego, but I grew up an L.A. kid. Once an Angelino, always an Angelino. I love L.A. like only a local can. That big amazing city is full of anything and everything you could possibly want in life, and plenty of things you don’t want. It’s a city of extremes. It’s big. It’s loud. It’s both beautiful and ugly at the same time. It’s full of traffic, but it’s also full of delights.

Spend the day in L.A.’s Little Tokyo and Koreatown

The cool thing about Los Angeles is that it is an amazingly diverse city full of culture and unique experiences. When most people travel to L.A. for the first time, they are likely thinking about the beach, Hollywood, Beverley Hills, etc. Those are certainly great things to go and see and those areas alone have so much to do in them, but I wanted to talk about two of my favorite areas of L.A. for a moment: Little Tokyo and Korea Town.

On Venice Beach…

I remember going to Venice Beach in the 90’s and seeing such delights as a man with no legs who danced to M.C. Hammer music so well that it put those of us with legs to shame. Then there was the fabulous array of street peddlers hocking everything from handmade bracelets to paintings to baked goods. Not much has changed since then. It’s still one of the quirkiest places in Los Angeles and absolutely worth a visit.

I Did the Sky Slide in L.A. and Survived!

Skyspace boasts the tallest open-air observation deck in California and has impressive panoramic views of all of Los Angeles. This observation deck has only been open since 2016, so even for this native Angelino it was an interesting, new sight to be able to go up there and see the impressive views. It’s worthwhile to go there just for the observation deck alone, but let’s get back to the slide….

Longing for Los Angeles

The thing is…I never get tired of L.A. There’s always something new to discover. There’s always a fun event going on or something new and interesting opening up. For somebody like me who thrives on discovery and exploration, Los Angeles is the perfect city. It’s big. It’s loud. It’s gritty. It’s often times ugly and congested. But it’s also….perfect. Irreplaceable. It’s the city we all love to hate, or hate to love?

Camping in Orange County’s Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park

This one is for all you Southern California campers out there. A camping weekend can be such a fun little getaway where you can relax, get out into nature, have some fun, go hiking, and just enjoy a change of scenery.

If you’re on a budget, camping can be an amazing getaway that can help fuel your desires to travel and explore all while staying within the confines of your tight budget.

If you’re in Southern California like me, you might be looking for good campsites that aren’t too far from home. Sure, it’s fun to go camping at Sequoia or Yosemite or Big Sur, but those places are a pretty long drive to get to, and sometimes you just need to get away for a weekend.