Shroom Caves

As Solana Beach’s worst kept secret, it seems that almost every local San Diegan has at least heard of the Shroom Caves. The tall, sandstone caves that are visible from the 5 freeway are a favorite hangout spot among local teenagers, and a canvas  for graffiti artists. I first heard of this place as a … More Shroom Caves

The Saxony Swing

Hiding in the heart of Encinitas is a place straight out of your average Indie film: The Saxony Swing. Named after the road you can find it on, this spot is on the intersection of Quail Gardens Road and Saxony Road, in a sweet little canyon. The first time I was brought here, we went down … More The Saxony Swing

Swami’s Beach

Not gonna lie, this is one of my favorite places in the world. And yet, it’s not the most beautiful, spectacular, or different. But man, it sure is special. I’ve been coming to Swami’s ever since the 8th grade. My friends and I used to walk from Leucadia to here every day, always armed with … More Swami’s Beach

The Cardiff Barn

Just because people are no longer able to visit this place, doesn’t mean I can’t talk about it! This barn is creepy as hell.  It was for sale and vacant about a year back, until it was sold in March 2015. So, it is now someone’s new land, and pretty much impossible to go here, … More The Cardiff Barn

Escondido Creek

Among the most serene of places I’ve gotten the chance to experience is the Escondido Creek, a misleading name for a spot since it’s actually in Olivenhain. Anyways, this place is absolutely breathtaking. A gorgeous little nature escape in the hills of Rancho Santa Fe/Olivenhain, the creek actually runs through a serene little park, which … More Escondido Creek

Box Canyon

Home. Box Canyon was my backyard. I would make a trip here at least once a month, as all it required to get there was a stroll down a trail behind my house. The perfect place to escape the craziness of home life and relax, swim, and truly connect with nature. Box Canyon is one … More Box Canyon