Steve "Shanghai" Brown


Writer, producer and host of Southwest Stories; journalist, historian, documentary producer and writer, musician; tour guide, travel writer, and media producer. Pirate. Lots of stuff. Based in the Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree.

Steve "Shanghai" Brown's Lists

  • Top things to do - on Oahu

    My list of favorite places and things to do when visiting Oahu. While Oahu is more urban and densely populated than the other island, and it is at the bottom of my list for snorkeling, it offers an incredible variety of beaches, hikes, drives, surfing, history, culture, and food. This is the island for those who love great food and an incredible assortment of dining options.
  • Oahu Adventures

    At the tail end of pandemic restrictions, we headed to Oahu - forced to use the credit for a trip we had to cancel in 2020 when Hawaii completely shut down tourism. It was worth the wait.
  • Top things to do outside of Joshua Tree National Park

    Sure, you've wanted to go visit Joshua Tree National Park and the hipster enclave of Joshua Tree. But while you can explore the national park for the rest of your life and still not see it all, what else is there to do - outside of the park - during your visit? Plenty.

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