SS Monte Carlo

This week’s Secret of SoCal is the SS Monte Carlo. Although many Southern California residents were dubious and disappointed about the ‘El Niño year’ because of the lack of rain, there were oth...

Los Angeles City Hall Observation Deck

This week’s Secret of SoCal is the Observation Deck at Los Angeles City Hall. From 1928-1964, Los Angeles City Hall was the tallest building in Los Angeles. Standing at 454 feet tall, this 27 floor ...

Jim Morrison Cave

This week’s Secret of SoCal is the Jim Morrison Cave in Malibu. Located on a hiking trail off of Coral Canyon Road, this pink cave is rumored to be the location where the lead singer of The Doors,...

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...