Urban Hiking Across Los Angeles

Paul and Narda - Ocean Drive, Santa Monica (The Finish Line)

I invented a sport called Urban Hiking. It’s exactly what it sounds like.

I love hiking–and walking in general. I walk about 4-5 miles a day on average. It’s great for contemplating thoughts, catching up on phone calls, and also helps me stay trim.

Here’s the story of Team Awesome’s 20 mile urban hike from Glendale to Santa Monica.

Marki Costello's How To Become A TV Host Boot Camp

Adventure PAUL & Marki Costello being silly

The second day was when we became superstar hosts. From day 1 to day 2, after a good night’s sleep, I had transformed into a better looking, Jewish, long-haired Ryan Seacrest. It was nice to think so at least, because this was the day we were to appear on camera.

2 Day Weekend Tour of Los Angeles with My Brother

My Apartment - Glendale, CA

It was Jason’s first time in Los Angeles. Since our time together was limited, I took him on a fast-paced action packed weekend tour. Our mom was kvelling over her two sons getting to spend the weekend together, so to include her in the trip, we posted photo updates on Facebook of almost every place we visited.

Destinations included Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, WeHo, Hollywood, Los Feliz, Griffith Park, Pasadena, Little Tokyo, Glendale, and Woodland Hills.

The Audience of the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show

El Capitan Theatre - 6838 Hollywood Blvd

Here’s what happened when I went and saw the Jimmy Kimmel Live show in Hollywood CA…

Travel The World: Amazing Places To Visit

amazing-places-to-visit

Where are you going on your next vacation or adventure trip? Here is my compilation of amazing destinations I’d love to travel to one day. Call it my “Bucket List of Amazing Places to Visit” if you will. I update this list regularly so check back for more!

How To Travel Safely in Mexico

How To Backpack around Mexico Safely

If you’re intent on road-tripping, backpacking, or spending a significant amount of time in Mexico, here’s some helpful advice on how to have a safe experience. A lot of the advice I’m going to share with you is applicable for traveling to any foreign country.

Skeet Shooting - Preparation for the End of the World

Duck Hunt for Nintendo

Adventure Paul goes skeet shooting (clay pigeon shooting) for the first time and learns how to shoot a shotgun, preparing himself for the zombie apocalypse!

How To Get Chelsea Lately Tickets

Chelsea Lately Show - Los Angeles CA

Adventure Paul recounts his tale of when he sat in the audience of the Chelsea Lately Show in Los Angeles CA. Guest appearance by Nelsan Ellis, an actor best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s True Blood

Adventure Paul's Bucket List

Adventure Paul's Bucket List

This is my bucket list of things I want to do. The purpose of having a list like this is to put my goals out there to the world so that they are more likely to come true.

Free L.A. Lakers Tickets

Adventure Paul & Scott at the Laker vs Bobcats game

Adventure Paul goes to his second NBA basketball game ever–Lakers vs Bobcats at the Staples Center.

How Do You Get Away With Looking Like That?

Beverly Hills Rooftop Pool

My first job was to pass out appetizers–pork/sausage stuffed mushrooms and fried mozzarella balls. I was starving come 7pm because I arrived way too early to the event and ate way too early of a lunch that day. I immediately figured out that I could eat one appetizer off each tray before leaving the kitchen and space the rest of them out so no-one would notice. I started working very quickly, hurrying in and out of the kitchen and dispersing my appetizers so I could run back for more.

Hitting Up All The Green in L.A.

View from Binoculars at Griffith Park Observatory

One of my missions while in Los Angeles is to hike at every green area on Google Maps within a 30 mile radius of L.A. So far I’m off to a good start. Check out some of the places I’ve been.

1000 Ways to Die

Nicole Durant and Adventure Paul

Adventure Paul stars as an extra on Spike TV’s award winning show 1000 Ways to Die.

The Good Haircut

Rudy's Barbershop - 4451 West Sunset Blvd - Los Angeles CA

Adventure Paul gets a haircut at Rudy’s Barbershop in Los Angeles CA.

A Ghost Story in Bakers CA - Part 2: Chicano David

Adventure Paul in a Haunted Bathroom

A follow up to Adventure Paul’s Ghost Story in Bakers CA.

Where is the Pawn Stars store?

Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas

My plan was to try and sell a signed Adventure Paul photo to the Pawn Stars. Just like every other customer who are interviewed outside the pawn shop, I was going to say, “I aint taking a penny less than $8,000!” Then, like most of them, I’d accept next to nothing.

American Idol Winners

Next American Idol

The winner of American Idol is Adventure Paul! I made it on TV!

Church of Scientology Los Angeles

Church of Scientology Los Angeles

I was with my friend Chablis, the graphic designer who created the new improved Adventure Paul logo, driving around Los Feliz looking for adventure. I took a hard right into the parking lot of the Church of Scientology. That seemed like an adventure.

Weekend in Reno NV

Adventure Paul in Reno CA

I drove to Reno for the weekend. Have you ever been to Reno? It’s very different from Vegas to me because it actually feels like a real city. Anyone who has been to Vegas can understand that feeling– The Strip in Las Vegas is like being at Adult Disneyland, a magic fantasy land with no clocks or easily accessible exits. Everything in Vegas is huge and excessive. Reno’s downtown, on the other hand, had character and flavor. The buildings around me weren’t just casinos–there was a colorful mix of wedding chapels, pawn shops, bars, and tattoo parlors.

A History and Tour of the Mustang Ranch outside Reno NV

mustang-ranch

I took a tour of the World Famous Mustang Ranch, a historical brothel outside of Reno NV. Originally called Mustang Bridge Ranch, the brothel opened its doors in 1951, making it the oldest legal brothel in America. Prostitution, however, did not become legal until 1971 when the ranch’s second and most famous owner, Joe Conforte, successfully changed laws in Storey County. The rumor is that Conforte built political influence by renting out cheap trailers on his land and telling the tenants how to vote.

Write Me A Letter

Dear Adventure PAUL,