9 Lovely Things to Do in Long Beach, CA

When you think about vacationing in Southern California you might first think of heading to LA, Malibu, or Disneyland. But there is a super cool area that is nearby and has a ton of things to do on and off the water… Long Beach, California! Long Beach is located inside the Los Angeles metropolitan area … Read more 9 Lovely Things to Do in Long Beach, CA

11 Lovely Things to Do in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach lifeguard tower on an empty beach with a small flag, on a beach with blue water behind it

When you hear the words “Laguna Beach” you likely immediately think of that famous TV show or the beautiful Orange County beaches. I don’t blame you — that’s what the city is best known for! What you might not know is that Laguna Beach is also famous for being somewhat of an artist colony that is … Read more 11 Lovely Things to Do in Laguna Beach

21 First Time in Yosemite Travel Tips: What to Know Before Your First Trip!

Calling all Yosemite first-timers! Have you always dreamt of exploring Yosemite National Park?? Yosemite is a bucket list destination for so many people and when you are finally able to travel to this glorious park, you need to be armed with all of the knowledge you can to max out your stay!  Read ahead for … Read more 21 First Time in Yosemite Travel Tips: What to Know Before Your First Trip!

10 Great Things to Do in Huntington Beach

I will proudly admit it… I am a SoCal transplant. Born and raised in the cold “Windy City” of Chicago, living by the ocean has always been my bucket list dream, and after 50 years on this earth, it is finally a reality!  Living in Huntington Beach for the past 18 months has opened my eyes … Read more 10 Great Things to Do in Huntington Beach

8 Superb Things to Do in San Luis Obispo

Sunset over the city of San Luis Obispo with two hill peaks in the distance.

San Luis Obispo has the bragging rights of being called one of the “Happiest Places in America”! Tucked right California’s Central Coast region, San Luis Obispo is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  If you plan on making that bucket list road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway, you must stop in this … Read more 8 Superb Things to Do in San Luis Obispo

9 Coolest Things to Do in Catalina Island, California

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of LA and want a slower pace with a super scenic landscape, Catalina Island is your answer!  Catalina Island is located about 22 miles off the coast of Southern California and it’s the perfect Los Angeles day trip. Catalina is a stunning historic seaside … Read more 9 Coolest Things to Do in Catalina Island, California

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

Sunset at a staircase in Crystal Cove State Park leading to the ocean

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

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

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

8 Cool Things to Do in Seal Beach, California

View of the water and the wooden pier at sunset, with the tide flowing out

Seal Beach is a charming coastal town located on the north-western border of Orange County, California. This quiet, down-to-earth community is the perfect seaside destination to visit when you need a getaway from LA, San Diego, or larger cities in Orange County. Seal Beach represents that quintessential California “sleepy beach town” with quaint neighborhoods, eclectic … Read more 8 Cool Things to Do in Seal Beach, California