Cactus Mart | Morongo Valley Cactus Mart | Joshua Tree Attraction Cactus Mart

Cactus Mart | Morongo Valley Cactus Mart | Joshua Tree Attraction Cactus Mart

As I was driving to Joshua Tree I saw a glimmering sign in the distance from Cactus Mart that read “Cactus: Dig Your Own 59 cents“.  I said to myself I gotta get back to this place. And I did! Cactus: Dig Your Own 59 Cents This sign has been at the Cactus Mart since the 1960’s when the property was purchased by the Porter Family. They hoped a sign like this would draw in visitors that were entering or leaving Joshua…

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World Famous Crochet Museum | Joshua Tree Crochet Museum | Thing to do in Joshua Tree | Joshua Tree Art Queen

World Famous Crochet Museum | Joshua Tree Crochet Museum | Thing to do in Joshua Tree | Joshua Tree Art Queen

Joshua Tree has no shortage of quirky, diverse, and quite frankly bizarre attractions. The World Famous Crochet Museum is no exception. And honestly it’s a super fun detour on any trip out to the desert. You just can’t miss the drive thru Fotomat featuring ALL things crochet! Put the World Famous Crochet Museum on your Joshua Tree bucket list. What is a Fotomat?! Well…before my time, drive thru photo booths were a huge hit and located in parking lots across the nation. Established for consumers to…

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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch | Carlsbad Flower Fields | Carlsbad Ranch Flower Fields

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch | Carlsbad Flower Fields | Carlsbad Ranch Flower Fields

I woke up excited today because it was time for my annual trip to The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. The Carlsbad Ranch has been displaying their dazzling flower collection for the past 25 years. With over 50 acres of color coordinated Tecolote Ranunculus’s you can become mesmerized with the rarity and beauty of millions of flowers all in one place. I usually take the majority of my time exploring the Rancunculus Fields but they also have about 2 acres dedicated…

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Bedford Peak | Hiking Cleveland National Forest | Hiking Trails Silverado California

Bedford Peak | Hiking Cleveland National Forest | Hiking Trails Silverado California

Bedford Peak was not a hiking spot I was really aware of till I hiked it today. It seems it’s an unknown hidden gem of a hike in Orange County, California. One where you kinda forget your in Southern California…well till you spot Mt. Baldy in the distance (that mountain haunts me I swear😁). We were told the hike would be roughly 7 miles, but we did get off track a bit and ended up hiking about 9 mile. Which the Tiny…

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What I learned from Southern California Ragnar Relay | RAGNAR SoCal Relay Race 2017

What I learned from Southern California Ragnar Relay | RAGNAR SoCal Relay Race 2017

Southern California Ragnar Relay Race 2017 in the books. As I write this my body is totally drained, I could fall asleep at literally any moment and I’m mentally worn down. The lack of sleep, running at the strangest hours from zip code to zip code, and all brain power used up this past weekend has got me spending my Monday like a total zombie. But I will never forget the memories shared with my 11 other teammates on an epic…

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Mokulua Islands | Kayaking to The Moks | The Twin Islands Oahu

Mokulua Islands | Kayaking to The Moks | The Twin Islands Oahu

Mokulua Islands, the Twin Islands, or as most locals refer to as… The Mokes! There they are! And I’m swimming to them. Haha! Just kidding, the most popular way to get the the Mokes is usually by kayak. The small islands are about a mile from Kailua and Lanikai.  You can rent kayaks in Kailua to get to the island. Only certain shops have permits for their kayaks to end up at the Mokes. I recommend Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks. No…

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Where to Eat on Oahu | Top Places to Eat on Oahu

Where to Eat on Oahu | Top Places to Eat on Oahu

I’m covering a wide range of my personal favorites on Oahu, from burger joints and grocery stores to steak houses and greek restaurants.  So sit back relax and start getting hungry… Who’s cooking up some good eats?!? 1. Kua’aina Since 1975 Kua’aina has been serving up one delicious burger. In my opinion it’s the best darn burger on the island. They also have lots of options besides your typical burger. Veggie lovers can try the grilled eggplant and peppers sandwich or…

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Kualoa Ranch Tours | Horseback riding at Kualoa Ranch | Visiting Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa Ranch Tours | Horseback riding at Kualoa Ranch | Visiting Kualoa Ranch

Who can resist spending the day with horses on the “backlot” of Oahu! Not me! If you like horses and shows like Lost and Hawaii Five-0 or movies like 50 First Dates, Jurassic Park and Mike and Dave Need Prom Dates then this is your spot. Known as Hawaii’s Hollywood! Kualoa Ranch  Located on the island of Oahu, Kualoa Ranch is a hidden paradise. It covers 4,000 acres and serves as a privately owned natural reserve and cattle ranch. Offering…

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Pali Puka Hike | Oahu Hawaii Hikes | Dangerous Island Trails | Nu’uanu Pali Lookout

Pali Puka Hike | Oahu Hawaii Hikes | Dangerous Island Trails | Nu’uanu Pali Lookout

So we all read the posts on social media saying things like if something scares you it means it’s good for you or do something that scares you everyday….etc, etc, etc. I mean I’ve even posted stuff like that on my social media outlets …And it all sounds good and it makes you motivated to do things you haven’t done before. And that’s all great and dandy…till your bestie tells you you’re hiking the Pali Puka. And you think to yourself…

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Best Shave Ice In Hawaii | Island Snow | Waiola Shave Ice | Scandinavian Shave Ice

Best Shave Ice In Hawaii | Island Snow | Waiola Shave Ice | Scandinavian Shave Ice

A trip to Hawaii wouldn’t be complete without some shave ice now would it. Sharing with you some of my favorite spots for the best shave ice in Hawaii! Enjoy… 1. Island Snow With two locations and the Obama’s titled as Island Snow “regulars”, it’s a definite stop on the shave ice adventure. Island Snow is the sleek modern update to the old school ice shave shops. They combine their love for shave ice with a retail store featuring all local…

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