The Flower Fields

This week’s Secret of SoCal is The Flower Fields. The Flower Fields is a 55-acre garden located in Carlsbad, California. Around 70 million flowers bloom on the vicinity by the end of spring, varying...

Salvation Mountain

This week’s Secret of SoCal is Salvation Mountain. Located in the Colorado Desert near Slab City, Salvation Mountain is the late Leonard Knight’s (1931-2014) tribute to God. As I drove up the dirt...

Lake Shrine Self Realization Fellowship

This week’s Secret of SoCal is Lake Shrine Self Realization Fellowship. These ten acres of lush, green oasis are located off of Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Boulevard, and simultaneously provide...

Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch

Let’s face it, I have truly never been anywhere like this week’s Secret of SoCal. As I looked around at the eclectic knickknacks and glass bottles, the unadulterated sound of wind chimes and bird ...

Call Me Indiana Jones.

So this is how Indiana Jones felt in the Temple of the Forbidden Eye… except the rock isn’t rolling towards me… and I’m not in a Jeep “driving” underground on a Disneyland ride. I was...

Urban Light: Part One of Three

The largest museum in the western United States, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) holds endless exhibits featuring everything from ancient to modern collections. As I strolled along Wilsh...

The Naked Truth About Pirate’s Cove

Calm after the storm; an expression that doesn’t quite articulate the beauty that was found down a muddy path and through a rocky opening at a local beach in Central California. After the stormy wea...

Qualcomm(E ON DID YOU SEE THAT FUMBLE) Stadium

Although many things made 2015 an amazing year, attending an NFL game for the first time was the icing on the cake. Sure, I’ve watched numerous NFL games from the comfort of my living room or while ...

Gettin’ Festive at The Grove

Mid-December: the dreaded time of year for last minute shoppers. However, last minute shopping doesn’t have to be dreadful. Why not shop in a winter wonderland? This week’s Secret of SoCal ...

It’s the Little Things

You know how everyone always talks about the bigger picture? Look at the bigger picture. Think about the bigger picture. In the scheme of the bigger picture, the little things don’t matter. But what...