The Ultimate Guide to Humboldt County!

With two in-depth trips over the last twelve months, Humboldt County along California’s northern coast now has more articles here on The Royal Tour than anywhere other than my home of Los Angeles. And deservedly so. The place is beautiful, home to rocky coastlines and sandy beaches, beautiful mountains and the world’s tallest giant redwoods,…

Humboldt County Cannabis Tourism

Full Cup Farmstead isn’t exactly what one pictures a farm to look like. Nestled in the mountains of northern California’s Humboldt County, it is the sort of place one would imagine going to hike or camp, not to experience regenerative farming (click here to read more on regenerative farming). Blue skies, green trees, snow on…

Anaheim’s Little Arabia District

Anaheim is known for one thing. Even locally, people living in Southern California only think of Anaheim as home of the world’s most famous mouse. But if you look a little deeper, you’ll find some cool culture. One such place is Little Arabia. Arab immigration following World War Two led to an enclave of unincorporated…

Trinidad, California

*STATIC* We interrupt your regularly scheduled program of meaningful content to bring you something different. *STATIC* It’s no secret that when I travel, I love - above all else - to learn, to experience something new and meaningful. And this trip to Humboldt County, California has been chock-full of that. So occasionally, it’s nice to…

Humboldt Bay Oysters

‘O Oysters,’ said the Carpenter‘You’ve had a pleasant run!Shall we be trotting home again?’But answer came there none -And this was scarcely odd, becauseThey’d eaten every one.Lewis Carroll, The Walrus and the Carpenter Growing up Jewish and keeping some of the basic dietary laws that religion subscribes to (no pork or shellfish), my only connection…

A Reset of the Soul in Temecula

From the moment I cross Butterfield Stage Road driving east on Rancho California Road in Temecula, California, life changes. Gone are the shopping centers and housing developments that litter the area, replaced by vineyards, wine chateaux, and citrus orchards. Gone is the fast pace of multiple lanes of traffic. And gone, too, are the cares…