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12 Easy Hikes in Orange County with an Amazing View

12 Easy Hikes in Orange County with an Amazing View

Orange County is lucky to have a bunch of amazing hikes…and such a wide variety too. From super easy ocean view hikes to difficult hikes that take you to the top of the mountain, we have them here. In this post, I am sharing some…

3 Day Itinerary for a Unique Southern California Desert Road Trip

3 Day Itinerary for a Unique Southern California Desert Road Trip

The desert is one of my favorite places to explore and in this post, I’m sharing a California desert road trip itinerary for a weekend in the Colorado Desert. Maybe you haven’t heard of the “Colorado Desert” before (which is part of the larger Sonoran…

7 Unique Outdoor Activities in Irvine, California

7 Unique Outdoor Activities in Irvine, California

You might not know it yet but Irvine, California, or “The Center of Orange County, California”, has a ton of outdoor activities. I mean miles and miles of outdoor fun! I live right next door and I am just now realizing exactly how many things…

Laguna Beach Parking Guide: Where to Park in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach Parking Guide: Where to Park in Laguna Beach

If you’ve been before, you know that parking in Laguna Beach can be somewhat of a pain. That pretty much goes for any Southern California beach city, especially in the spring and summer. The beautiful coastline of Laguna Beach is filled with residential areas among…

8 of the Best Beaches in Laguna Beach

8 of the Best Beaches in Laguna Beach

If you have never been to Laguna Beach before, understand that Laguna is not just one single beach. Laguna Beach has around 20 or so different little coves and beaches! With that many beaches to choose from, you might need some help trying to figure…

Visiting the Mission San Juan Capistrano

Visiting the Mission San Juan Capistrano

The Mission San Juan Capistrano is an amazing historical gem located in Orange County, California. Even if you are not into history, it is still worth visiting because the Mission is absolutely gorgeous. The story behind it is very interesting too! Before my visit, I…

The Best Way to Spend a Day in Crystal Cove State Park

The Best Way to Spend a Day in Crystal Cove State Park

One of my favorite things to do in Orange County is to spend a day in Crystal Cove State Park. Crystal Cove is one of Orange County’s largest park areas, and it stretches from the ocean into the backcountry hills and has a bunch of…

10 Budget Things to Do in Laguna Beach, California

10 Budget Things to Do in Laguna Beach, California

There are a lot of things to do in Laguna Beach, and a lot of them can be done while on a budget, or even for free. I love spending the day in Laguna Beach whenever I have the chance, and if you’ve ever been…

Hiking to the Dana Point Sea Cave

Hiking to the Dana Point Sea Cave

I can’t believe I waited so long to go check out the Dana Point Sea Cave. Finally, after 3 years of living in Orange County, I made the trip over to Dana Point to see what these sea caves were all about. I had never…

The Perfect Southern California Vacation

The Perfect Southern California Vacation

I had the pleasure of hosting two of my cousins for their Southern California vacation last year. They are both college students, so naturally, they wanted to see all of the cool things to do in SoCal. I took them around to some of my…

How to Spend a Weekend in Borrego Springs

How to Spend a Weekend in Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs is this sleepy little town in San Diego County that is such an awesome place to visit that not many people know about. A really cool thing about it is that it has the largest state park in California! The Anza-Borrego Desert State…

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

This post has been updated for the Winter 2020 season of the Sawdust Art Festival. When I first moved to Orange County, it seemed like every single time I drove into Laguna Beach there was this section of road that was just packed with cars.…