Why? Why would anyone want to explore, or for that matter read about, the worst places on Earth (Earth obviously being synonymous with California)? I mean really, what do you think you’re doing here?
Here’s the thing. Nothing in California sucks all that bad.
That’s not true at all. The Mojave Desert is the lowest circle of Hell.
Next to Kansas.
But that’s not the point.
I have always found California to be a truly amazing place. There’s the whole “you can go skiing in the morning and surfing in the afternoon” thing (which by the way is extremely difficult to do if not impossible). More fascinating in my opinion, you can also go shopping in Downtown San Francisco then half-an-hour later find yourself completely surrounded by nature, taking in majestic views without a soul in sight.
You can find one of the widest ranges of people on the planet, each equipped with its own tasty cuisine and fascinating traditions. And there is truly something for everyone. Whether you love the nightlife, crave fabulous local wines, spend your days at the beach, dream of working on a farm, hum to the beat of the metropolis, search for the finest cuisine, wish to sit quietly in a snowy mountain town, want your own cabin in the woods, or can’t get enough of Disneyland, California has what you dream of and a thousand other things besides.
Which brings me back to what wouldn’t you want to know about California?
Yes, not everywhere in this golden state is somewhere you’re dying to hear about. I don’t think anyone is itching to see the sights of East L.A. Central Valley ain’t exactly hoppin’. And most of us who live in California consider everything north of Napa part of Oregon.
Still, there are a lot of hidden treasures in this most unique of states, and I intend to uncover them, wherever they may be.