9 Cool Things to Do in Crystal Cove State Park, CA

If you find yourself wanderlusting over the beauty of California’s coast and dream of those postcard-picturesque views, Crystal Cove State Park is the answer to your California dreaming! Located in gorgeous Orange County, Crystal Cove has it all:  a natural seashore, tidepools, beaches, towering bluffs, and wide-open spaces for epic hiking and camping.  The gorgeous … Read more 9 Cool Things to Do in Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Visiting Channel Islands National Park: 21 Things to Know Before You Go

If you are looking for a true escape to get away from it all, then make your getaway plan to explore Channel Islands National Park. It has been described as one of America’s best secret National Parks. And the numbers bear it out. Only 350,000 or so people a year visit this national park: compare … Read more Visiting Channel Islands National Park: 21 Things to Know Before You Go

13 Fun Things to Do in Newport Beach, CA

Pink flower framing the edge of the photo, which shows a lot of boats docked in the marina at Newport Beach on a sunny day

Any destination with the word “beach” in it has me at “hello”, and Newport Beach is no exception!  Newport Beach is one of the quintessential California beach towns set on one of the prettiest beaches in Southern California, and it has its own unique personality, style, and natural beauty. Here are the best things to … Read more 13 Fun Things to Do in Newport Beach, CA

12 Best California Road Trips For Your Bucket List

If you’re hoping to see more of California, there’s no better way to see more of the Golden State than by hitting the open road! California is one of America’s best states for road tripping, with everything from scenic coastal highways to steep mountain hairpins and stunning desert desolation. I’ve written this guide to best … Read more 12 Best California Road Trips For Your Bucket List

The Perfect 2 Days in Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

 If you’re a hiker looking for an interesting experience, look no further than Joshua Tree National Park. Over one thousand miles of desert oasis awaits you.  As you travel through this land, it transforms from the MojaveDesert found in California to the Colorado Desert, which brings cooler temperatures and a different scenery altogether. What’s more … Read more The Perfect 2 Days in Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

Best Camping in Tahoe: 10 Campgrounds Perfect For Summer

Camping along the shores of Lake Tahoe means waking up to fresh mountain air, a day on the lake, or relaxing on the beach while sleeping under the alpine forest. These campgrounds are usually open between mid-May and mid-October and provide an affordable way of staying and kick up your heels, while refreshing yourself in … Read more Best Camping in Tahoe: 10 Campgrounds Perfect For Summer

One Day in Joshua Tree National Park: An Epic Day Trip Itinerary

If you are looking for an escape to a gorgeous natural desert oasis, Joshua Tree National Park is your ticket. Joshua Tree has an incredibly unique landscape that, at times, will make you feel like you are on a different planet! If you are someone who typically experiences serious FOMO (fear of missing out), you will … Read more One Day in Joshua Tree National Park: An Epic Day Trip Itinerary

13 Incredible Hidden Gems in California: Off the Beaten Path Places You Can’t Miss

Planning to visit California, but want to make your trip a little more unique than your standard San Francisco, LA, and Pacific Coast Highway itinerary? This post highlights little-known redwood forests, beautiful wild beaches, lesser-known national parks, and other hidden gems in California that few people (save the locals) know about. So if you’re looking … Read more 13 Incredible Hidden Gems in California: Off the Beaten Path Places You Can’t Miss

75 Magical Things to Do in California (Bucket List Ideas!)

California is a state so vast, so beautiful, so varied that you could spend an entire lifetime traveling it and still never get bored of its landscapes. With incredible cities, gorgeous vistas, delicious food, and a dizzying diversity of culture, even though California is my home state I still never get bored of getting out … Read more 75 Magical Things to Do in California (Bucket List Ideas!)

An Epic 2 Days in Los Angeles Itinerary By a Local

When you hear about Los Angeles, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Disney, Hollywood, and the beach? You’ve hit the nail on the head, to an extent. The thing about LA is that it is a sprawling metropolis home to over 10 million inhabitants, and this densely populated hub comes with a lot. … Read more An Epic 2 Days in Los Angeles Itinerary By a Local