7 Breathtaking Malibu Hikes with Mountain and Coastal Views

Welcome to Malibu, where there are endless coastline and ocean views! While these views can be enjoyed by taking a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway or at one of the many Malibu beaches, there are even better vantage points for taking in all the beauty of this coastal city—on a hike in Malibu! Malibu … Read more 7 Breathtaking Malibu Hikes with Mountain and Coastal Views

How to Spend One Day in Malibu on a Day Trip from LA

photo of the malibu pier at sunset with the pacific ocean illuminated by sunset colors

Approximately 30 miles west of downtown Los Angeles is the idyllic beach city of Malibu. This charming seaside community includes a 21-mile-long natural coastline bordered by the boundless sea and the rugged highlands of the Santa Monica Mountains.  During the spring, wildflowers bloom in abundance, coloring Malibu’s countryside with vibrant hues while rainfall ushers in … Read more How to Spend One Day in Malibu on a Day Trip from LA

5 Unique and Beautiful Mojave National Preserve Hikes

Nestled in the southeastern part of California, the Mojave National Preserve is one of the most underrated hiking destinations in the state. With Death Valley National Park and Joshua Tree National Park so close by, the Mojave can seem easy to pass up. But trust us: just one visit to its unique environment will have … Read more 5 Unique and Beautiful Mojave National Preserve Hikes

8 Outstanding Things to Do in Ojai, CA (+ Where to Eat & Stay!)

Ojai is a gorgeous, relaxed, super fun little city nestled in the mountains just east of Santa Barbara and north of Los Angeles… this prime location making it one of the most popular weekend getaways from Los Angeles. It will stun you with its energetic culture, insanely tasty food (don’t worry — we’ll tell you … Read more 8 Outstanding Things to Do in Ojai, CA (+ Where to Eat & Stay!)

All The Weird & Wonderful Things to Do at the Salton Sea

desert landscapes of the salton sea

If you’ve ever seen the Val Kilmer movie, titled The Salton Sea, my guess is you aren’t reading this because you decided, yes that’s a place I’d like to go visit! Now that I’ve scared you and filled your next Friday night with a really memorable movie, let me tell you a little bit about … Read more All The Weird & Wonderful Things to Do at the Salton Sea

10 Outstanding Things to Do in Oceanside, CA

Oceanside is a small beach town just a 45-minute drive north of San Diego. If you have some time to relax and want to avoid traffic, you can also take one of the trains. An Amtrak train will take about an hour, and the Coaster takes about an hour and a half. Upon arrival, you … Read more 10 Outstanding Things to Do in Oceanside, CA

10 Otherworldly Hikes in Death Valley National Park

The moment you pass through the front gates of Death Valley National Park, you are engulfed by breathtaking and diverse geological features that will make you feel like you’ve entered a new world. Known as the “hottest, driest, lowest” national park there is, it’s no surprise that every hike in Death Valley provides one-of-a-kind views. … Read more 10 Otherworldly Hikes in Death Valley National Park

Where to Stay in Lake Arrowhead: Airbnbs & Cabins for All Budgets and Tastes

We’ve already established that Lake Arrowhead is one of the best destinations to visit in Southern California for a lakeside getaway, whether in winter or summer (or fall or spring, for that matter!). We covered all the great things there are to do in Lake Arrowhead here, as well as recommendations for where to eat, … Read more Where to Stay in Lake Arrowhead: Airbnbs & Cabins for All Budgets and Tastes

15 Exciting Things to Do in Lake Arrowhead for a Fun-Filled Trip

Lake Arrowhead is a gorgeous mountain resort nestled in the middle of the San Bernadino Mountains. Sitting at an elevation of almost 6,000 feet, it offers every visitor a chance to vacation in the same way movie stars did in the 1920s! Whether you’re visiting the Golden State or you call it home, you’ll find … Read more 15 Exciting Things to Do in Lake Arrowhead for a Fun-Filled 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