How to Plan a Joshua Tree Day Trip (From LA, the OC, or San Diego!)

the hidden valley trail in Joshua tree national park with lots of desert plant life surrounding it

No matter how undeniably exciting it is to live near Southern California’s Pacific Coast, sometimes a getaway is needed. Sometimes, visiting a destination that provides a vastly different experience and landscape is more than necessary.  After all, we are creatures of habit — and it’s important to break those habits from time to time. Fortunately, … Read more How to Plan a Joshua Tree Day Trip (From LA, the OC, or San Diego!)

The Ultimate Southern California Road Trip: Coastal Cities, National Parks + Beyond!

empty road in Death Valley california with beautiful badlands and mountains

Considering the fact that you are reading this right now, it is safe to say that you have decided on a Southern California road trip so let me just start by saying, great choice! In reality, there is no such thing as a bad road trip in California, but with so much to explore, it … Read more The Ultimate Southern California Road Trip: Coastal Cities, National Parks + Beyond!

Your Weekend in Catalina Itinerary: Two Ways To Enjoy Two Days in Catalina

Catalina Island is a rare tropical-feeling gem just a boat ride away from the California coast. Right off the SoCal shore, you can escape to a dreamy paradise of pastel houses, divine restaurants, and luscious hikes! Whether you’re looking for a luxurious weekend getaway from the fast-paced Southern California life or a jam-packed itinerary full … Read more Your Weekend in Catalina Itinerary: Two Ways To Enjoy Two Days in Catalina

18 Best Weekend Getaways from Los Angeles: Road Trip Ideas!

If you’re feeling burnt out (and let’s be honest, in this year, aren’t we all?), then a weekend getaway is exactly what you need to reset your mindset and feel reenergized to take on life! Many view travel as an escape from reality, which is true. But another underrated truth about travel is that it … Read more 18 Best Weekend Getaways from Los Angeles: Road Trip Ideas!

12 Best Small Towns in Southern California

windmill on a danish inspired street in solvang which looks very european but is located in southern california

Looking for a beautiful Southern California small town getaway? Lucky for you, the options are truly endless! Whether you’re craving a coastal town, a desert stay, a cabin in the forest, or somewhere in between, we’ve got you covered on all the best small towns reachable with just a quick drive from Southern California! Best … Read more 12 Best Small Towns in Southern California

8 Outstanding Things to Do in Oak Glen, CA

oak glen scenic viewpoint in the mountains of california

If you’re in Southern California and you’re feeling the need to slow down, relax, enjoy the scenery, and maybe even cool off a bit—Oak Glen is just the place for you, the perfect weekend getaway from Los Angeles. About an hour and 10 minutes away from Los Angeles on the way to Palm Springs, you’ll … Read more 8 Outstanding Things to Do in Oak Glen, CA

12 Joyful Things to Do in Julian, CA on a Weekend Trip

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 on a Weekend Trip

How to Spend a Weekend in Temecula: Getaway Guide

Conveniently situated halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles, Temecula is an excellent weekend getaway from either city. Be ready to explore the historic Old Town, make a bet at the Pechanga Resort Casino, tour and taste wine from one or more of the almost 50 small wineries, or explore the panoramic view from a … Read more How to Spend a Weekend in Temecula: Getaway Guide

Your Weekend in Los Angeles Itinerary: How to Spend 2 Days in LA (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 Your Weekend in Los Angeles Itinerary: How to Spend 2 Days in LA (By a Local)

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