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”
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”
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”
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”
We had Thanksgiving outside this year! This Thanksgiving outside in the fresh air goes down as one of the best holidays ever. Here’s a video.
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”
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”
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”
Stuck at home with no vacation this year? Find the local gems in your area. You may be surprised by how much you love them!
Refresh your family by visiting a new beach! Swap-out your regular beach hang for one of these best 8 in Southern California.