Adventures

Salvation Mountain – Off the Beaten Path

Salvation Mountain – Off the Beaten Path

A few hours away from San Diego in Niland, Calif. 190 miles southeast of Los Angeles, in the lower desert of Southern California in Imperial County just east of the Salton Sea and about an hour and a half from Palm Springs, you will encounter Salvation Mountain.

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise – San Francisco

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise – San Francisco

A great way to learn about San Franciso history is by taking one of the short day cruises offered on the bay. The Bridge-to-Bridge tour operated by Red And White Fleet was not only educational but also romantic. It goes from the Golden Gate Bridge at the edge of the Pacific Ocean all the way to the Bay Bridge in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district and last 90 minutes.

The Point Reyes – Rusty Beauty

If you’re into Off the Beaten Path travel you’ll be sure to enjoy, The Point Reyes, an abandoned and deteriorating fishing boat in Inverness, Marin County, California. A short drive north of San Francisco, it is located near Point Reyes National Seashore.

Monarch Butterflies at Ardenwood Historic Farm

Monarch Butterflies at Ardenwood Historic Farm

Several people waited online outside Ardenwood Historic Farm (Fremont) on New Year’s Day to view the monarch butterflies that migrate there in search of warmth. They travel hundreds of miles from the western U.S. and Canada to escape temperatures that can hit below freezing. There’s been a great decline in their population as many as 25,000 were counted in 1997 compared to about 1,600 at the farm this year.

Monster Jam takes over Petco Park

Monster Jam takes over Petco Park

Monster Jam takes over Petco Park If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush this weekend you don’t want to miss out on Monster Jam at Petco Park. This Saturday’s all-star line-up includes World Finals champion powerhouses Grave Digger®, El Toro Loco®, Captain’s Curse® and Metal Mulisha; plus the San Diego debut truck appearances of FOX […]

THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS: Carnevale, Gondola Rides and National Geographic Photo Exhibit

THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS: Carnevale, Gondola Rides and National Geographic Photo Exhibit

Carnevale The Venetian and the Palazzo Las Vegas is inviting guests to experience their version of Carnevale for a second year. Inspired by the summer festivals of Italy, there are over 300 experiences for you to indulge your senses. If you’re not staying at the Venetian be sure to pass by for an evening stroll […]

Ziplining over Bootleg Canyon – Flightlinez

Ziplining over Bootleg Canyon – Flightlinez

Many people think about the strip, gambling, drinking, dancing and unmentionables when they hear the words “Las Vegas”. It’s no wonder the phrase, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” got popular. However, for adventure seekers there’s so much more away from the infamous strip. One of those adventures starts at the office of Flightlinez […]

Human Flight Experience in Las Vegas

Driving down South Las Vegas Boulevard to get some delicious Carne Asada Fries at Tacos El Gordo, it’s hard to miss the building down Convention Center Drive with a huge sign  that says “Vegas Indoor Skydiving”. Although I was a little pessimistic about the experience since we’ve been skydiving, we still decided to give it […]

Tomato Battle

The Tomato Battle unifies as many as 5,000 fruit-chucking fanatics for an afternoon of dancing to music, sipping libations, and flinging 300,000 pounds of roma tomatoes at one another. Mosh in a ketchup-covered fray that marries the traditions of Spain’s La Tomatina tomato-throwing festival and Germany’s Oktoberfest. All of the tomatoes used during the exhibition […]