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The Ultimate Guide to Beach Bonfires in Orange County

The Ultimate Guide to Beach Bonfires in Orange County

One of the most popular things to do in Orange County is to have a bonfire on the beach. It’s one of those classic California past-times that brings back all the feel-good childhood memories, right?! This is something that should be on everyone’s California bucket…

Outdoor Yoga Classes in Orange County

Outdoor Yoga Classes in Orange County

Orange County has several options for outdoor yoga including yoga in the park and yoga on the beach. Most of the classes listed below are open to all age groups and best of all, most of them are free! However, the free ones typically suggest…

Southern California Bucket List

Southern California Bucket List

This California bucket list has been updated for 2021 and includes all outdoor activities so you can safely explore Southern California! Always check the latest restrictions and business information to make sure they are open before you head out. I created this Southern California Bucket…

Hiking Routes to Top of the World Laguna Beach, California

Hiking Routes to Top of the World Laguna Beach, California

One of the best hikes in Laguna Beach is to the beautiful Top of the World. It is exactly what it sounds like – you’ll get an amazing 360-degree view over the Laguna Beach coastline and Orange County’s Saddleback Mountain. On a clear day you can…

Devils Golf Course in Death Valley National Park

Devils Golf Course in Death Valley National Park

If there’s one thing you cannot miss in Death Valley, it’s Devils Golf Course. While researching what to see during a very quick 2-day road trip to Death Valley, this is one spot that kept coming up. And it’s easy to see why. Devils Golf…

Joshua Tree Day Trip Itinerary: 5 Easy Sights to See in the Park

Joshua Tree Day Trip Itinerary: 5 Easy Sights to See in the Park

Joshua Tree is a magical place that I beg everyone to experience at least once. Luckily, it’s an easy road trip destination from Southern California cities and I’m going to show you how to see Joshua Tree in one day with some of the best…

2020 Orange County Christmas Events for Adults

2020 Orange County Christmas Events for Adults

Christmas in Orange County is a little different than what I was used to as a kid. Growing up in Wisconsin meant cold and snowy holidays where the family would gather inside and stay warm and cozy. At first, I thought a Southern California Christmas…

7 Surprising Things to Do in Huntington Beach

7 Surprising Things to Do in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach – palm trees, sunsets, surfers, perfect waves, and sunny days. It just doesn’t get any better than this, right?! Some of the best things to do in Huntington Beach are to walk the pier, roast marshmallows on the beach, witness an epic sunset,…

How to Experience the Best of Orange County on a Budget

How to Experience the Best of Orange County on a Budget

There are so many cool things to do in and around Orange County I feel like I’ll never run out of ideas. My bucket list keeps getting bigger and bigger. What happens when you’re trying to save money but you also want to get out…

Sound Bathing in Joshua Tree: A Guide to the Integratron

Sound Bathing in Joshua Tree: A Guide to the Integratron

One of the most unique things to do near Joshua Tree is to get a sound bath at the Integratron. It’s sort of a spiritual-type experience that you need to have an open mind for, but if you really let yourself get into it I…

The Best California-Themed Gifts Found on Amazon

The Best California-Themed Gifts Found on Amazon

What kind of gift do you get someone who is obsessed with California? I’ve got quite a few ideas for you to find that perfect gift for the California-lover in your life.  Being obsessed with California myself, I have scoured Amazon looking for all the…

The Best Pacific Coast Highway Stops in Orange County

The Best Pacific Coast Highway Stops in Orange County

Did you know that California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) starts (or ends) in Orange County?! This famous scenic route goes almost all the way through The OC, sending you past the cutest beach towns along the way. It’s the perfect mini Southern California road…