Wild Wonders in Bonsall, CA

I was quite surprised and happy to learn that in Bonsall, CA there is an exotic animal rescue center called Wild Wonders. They take in animals that are on the endangered species list that have been re...

Mecca Hills Painted Canyon/Ladder Canyon Hike

The Mecca Hills are located about 40 miles southeast of Palm Springs, even past Indio and Coachella. It is reported that the Hills were formed by the convergence of the North American Plate and the Pa...

Diving the oil rigs of Long Beach, California

About 8.5 miles off the coast of Long Beach harbor are three oil rigs open for divers with advance permits.  My favorite dive group (Power Scuba out of San Diego) regularly obtains these permits to t...