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

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

8 Amazing Campgrounds in Southern California to Wake Up In

With thousands of campgrounds in southern California, you will have plenty of sites from which to choose.   The hardest part will be choosing where you want to wake up: do you want to wake up on the bluffs of the Pacific, under the stars in the desert or the towering trees, or steps away from … Read more 8 Amazing Campgrounds in Southern California to Wake Up In

101 Funny & Fantastic Quotes About Los Angeles

Los Angeles… you either love it or hate it. The views are beautiful; the traffic, maddening. The nature is beautiful; the smog, grim. The city is unending and expansive; getting around it, though, is another story. It’s a place that’s hard not to have conflicting feelings about, and this collection of quotes about Los Angeles … Read more 101 Funny & Fantastic Quotes About Los Angeles

12 Joyful Things to Do in Julian, CA

Julian is a small village tucked away in a valley just north of Mount Laguna. If you’re lucky, you’ll run into a vacationing celebrity or two, but no matter what time of year, you will definitely meet some interesting, local characters. If you have ever visited Southern California, it is almost certain, someone at some … Read more 12 Joyful Things to Do in Julian, CA

15 Best Beaches in Southern California

Looking for the best beaches in Southern California? While there are quite literally hundreds of SoCal beaches to choose from, I’ve selected 15 of the best. These beaches are all located within an hour or two of Los Angeles or San Diego, making them easy day trips from virtually all major metropolitan areas in Southern … Read more 15 Best Beaches in Southern California