Why visit San Juan Capistrano Mission? The mission is in the cute and upscale town of San Juan Capistrano and surrounded by so much history. I definitely agree with the missions motto above! At the mission you will find gorgeous gardens, reverence and native American, Spanish and early California history. It is so rich in […]
The state of my birth and where I lived my first 20 years. It is hard to beat its beauty, attitude and food.
I spent the first 18 years of my life living in Orange County. Then I moved to Santa Barbara for college. Now I live on the east coast, returning home a couple of times a year. The travel advice I am asked for the most from my neighbors is how to plan their visit to […]
Some of my best memories are from road trips all around the United States from historical New England to the west coast’s amazing coastline and national parks. Getting in your car and stopping at wherever looks interesting is wonderful and who better than travel bloggers to help you plan yours. Below are starting points and […]
So, you are lucky enough to travel to the land of the beautiful things, Southern California, and you are planning on spending some time with the mouse. How much time do you need? Should you go to Disneyland or California Adventure? Should you buy a park hopper or one day passes to both? If you can […]
I grew up in Southern California, just about an hour south of Pasadena. Every year we would sit cuddled up in our jammies and watch the stunning floats of the Tournament of Roses parade on the television. The artistic achievement using all organic materials amazed us all. It was always something that I meant to […]
I was lucky enough to grow up in sunny Orange County, California- the land of the mouse, beautiful people, surfing and wonderful beaches. The food is fabulous, as is the healthy outdoor lifestyle. Although I now live on the east coast, I still feel like a Californian at heart and return at least a couple […]
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I have taken many road trips from California to Las Vegas, always noting the sign for Zzyzx Road in Mohave Dessert as I sped by. The street is off of the highway 15 and seems to lead to nowhere. Was the sign really put up just to say that California has the last alphabetical street […]
Some of my best memories from my childhood are sunning myself on the bow of my dad’s 34-foot Fairwind sloop, Gitanna, eating peanut butter sandwiches and reading while sailing around the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast. This was how we spent every weekend of my childhood, together as a family, without the distraction […]
I spent the first 20 years of my life in California, specifically Orange County, Santa Barbara and San Francisco. I was reading an article about how different it was moving from a foreign country to the US and was struck by how I similarly experienced culture shock after moving to New England. California vs. New […]