HoliDaze Archive

California

Unique, Offbeat Anaheim Sights & Activities

Anaheim Hills, California

Like most of California’s cities, Anaheim can be a fun, cool, and quirky vacation destination — especially if you know the right places to get off the beaten tourist path. From ultimate trampoline dodgeball to the unique Barbeer — greatest barbershop ever — these are some of the most entertaining offbeat Anaheim activities to experience. … Read More

Offbeat San Diego, California Sights and Activities

Night skyline of San Diego, California

San Diego is one of California’s most entertaining cities. It can be exciting or relaxing, fun or mischievous, but always an enjoyable and delicious time. While many people come here for the weather and beaches, there is much more to San Diego than simple shoreline. Check out these offbeat San Diego sights and activities to … Read More

Exploring The Rock: Alcatraz Night Tour in San Francisco, California

Aerial view of Alcatraz prison, AKA The Rock, in San Francisco Bay, California

No visit to San Francisco would be complete without a tour of The Rock, the most famous former prison in the United States and one of the most famous historic prisons in the world. The island is a great day-trip however I highly recommend taking the Alcatraz night tour instead. Sadly, since I am not … Read More

Mission San Diego de Alcalá

Mission San Diego de Alcalá in California

What is now the city of San Diego started out as Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo’s San Miguel, named when he sailed into San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. The Portuguese explorer claimed the land for Spain, but Spain ignored the area for sixty years and all proof of Cabrillo’s claim had weathered away. Sebastián Vizcaíno … Read More

Farewell 2013: My Travel Year In Photos

Grand Mosque In Abu Dhabi, UAE

All last month my fellow travel bloggers were sharing their top photos and recommended gift ideas for travelers. Never one to hop on an overcrowded bandwagon I decided to abstain from it all. Well that and most of my photographs are not that worthy of repeated sharing, although to be fair my photography skills have … Read More

How To Get A Job In The California Marijuana Fields

How to get a job in the California marijuana fields

Worth over $2 billion annually, California‘s world-renowned wines used to be its number one cash crop, but now they’ve been surpassed — err..blown away — by the marijuana industry, which according to a 2011 report is worth $14 billion, a whopping seven times that of the vineyards! And it’s growing every year.   Quick gift … Read More