Visit these 7 Hotspots in Death Valley this Fall

Stark desert beauty welcomes visitors to Death Valley and Fall is arguably the best time to go. The valley, situated between the Amargosa and Panamint mountain ranges, features a closed basin, rugged canyons, sand dunes and snow-capped mountains. Originally named for a group of lost pioneers in 1849, Death Valley brims with organisms that haveContinue reading “Visit these 7 Hotspots in Death Valley this Fall”

How San Francisco Introduced Irish Coffee to the US

San Francisco played a major role in the popularity of Irish coffee. Although various people and places lay claim to the creation of the creamy libation, the most popular is that it originated at Foynes Airport in Ireland. Foynes, located in County Limerick of Angela’s Ashes fame, was a frequent stop for those flying betweenContinue reading “How San Francisco Introduced Irish Coffee to the US”

10 Catalina Adventures Waiting for YOU

Attention, ocean lovers, adrenaline junkies and fun seekers everywhere! A bounty of adventure awaits you on Catalina Island. Catalina lies approximately 29 miles from Long Beach Harbor, or an hour boat ride from Long Beach, San Pedro, Newport or Dana Point Harbor. The glorious Mediterranean climate and abundance of activities attract more than 1 millionContinue reading “10 Catalina Adventures Waiting for YOU”

16 California Charities Making a Difference this Christmas

Is ANYONE going to miss 2020? Whether this year pummeled you like a demon hurricane or just smacked you around a little, great joy awaits those who take the time to help their fellow man. So, I prepared this list of California charities making a difference across our state. Every organization listed received a 4Continue reading “16 California Charities Making a Difference this Christmas”

21 Don’t-Miss Christmas Light Displays in California

Californians are hard to please. We want to run barefoot in December and still enjoy a Winter Wonderland. We insist on beach weather, turning our dreams of a White Christmas over to illumination. Luckily, not even Covid-19 can keep the holidays from lighting up the California sky. Soon the Golden State will twinkle with holidayContinue reading “21 Don’t-Miss Christmas Light Displays in California”

11 Best Dog Beaches in California

When I think about the best California dog beaches, I can’t help but think of my own experience. Last summer, we introduced our dog to the beach, with visions of doggie surf contests dancing in our heads. Little did we know that he would be too enchanted with a hot poodle sunning herself to evenContinue reading “11 Best Dog Beaches in California”

How to Help Victims of California Wild Fires

In California, it’s hard to concentrate on anything but how to help the victims of our record-breaking wildfires. The usual images we share of beach days and vacations have been replaced by images of angry flames and orange skies. Even those of us in safe areas are trapped inside because of the smoke. As youContinue reading “How to Help Victims of California Wild Fires”

Prevent Boredom by Switching-up Your Go-to Beach with these 8 best So Cal Beaches

Refresh your family by visiting a new beach! Swap-out your regular beach hang for one of these best 8 in Southern California.