California

15 Memorable Things to do in Orange County with Kids

[ad_1] 1. Huntington Beach and Pier There’s nothing like sitting at a pub with a Californian local talking about life in the old California days over a pint of local brew. Huntington Beach Pier is where the local surfers used to jump off to catch a wave. I’m not sure if today’s society would let them be so daring, but ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Yosemite National Park

[ad_1] Without a doubt, Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful destinations in The United States. Covering almost 750,000 acres, 95% of which is designated “wilderness,” Yosemite is a nature-lover’s paradise. Between the glittering streams, the thousand-year-old trees, and the otherworldly rock formations and cliffs, Yosemite ‘s beauty will linger with you for long after your visit ends. ...

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Northern California Packing Guide for Women

[ad_1] So much more than San Francisco’s city landscapes, NorCal is known for its sea-to-mountain naturally beautiful scenery and plentiful bucket list-worthy destinations. Whether you’re headed to Napa for the wine, Tahoe for the snow, Yosemite for the hiking or Santa Cruz for the ocean, there’s a handful of essentials you don’t want to be caught without!   Northern California ...

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10 Best Free Campgrounds in Northern California

[ad_1] It’s hard to think of a better way to experience nature in Northern California than by camping. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service, many of California’s campgrounds are designated free, and some even “dispersed”; meaning that you can camp anywhere on these parcels of land without a permit. We recently took a road ...

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A Guide to Traveling California in a JUCY Campervan

[ad_1] It’s no secret that one of our favorite ways to travel is by campervan. Over the years, we’ve rented campervans in both Australia and Iceland, and now we get to add our beloved home state of California to the list! We rented a JUCY during our trip to Australia over 8 years ago, so when we heard they had ...

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Where To Stay In San Diego

[ad_1] La Jolla Shores – The main beach of La Jolla. Children can run across fresh grass, play on the playground, build sandcastles and splash in the waves. The beach is heavily patrolled by vigilant lifeguards. You can also take surfing lessons at La Jolla Shores if you’re a beginner, or walk north along the beach for more advanced waves. ...

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California Road Trip – The Perfect Two Week Itinerary

[ad_1] South Lake Tahoe is certainly the busier of the two sides of the lake in California. While the north side of the lake is all about nature, quiet family run lodges and rugged and historic ski hills, the South sits directly on the Nevada border and feels kitschy and commercial.  It was nice to see the two contrasts though ...

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17 Mile Drive – Don’t Drive it, E-bike it Instead

[ad_1] 17 Mile drive is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Located on the Highway 1 Coastal Route between Carmel by the Sea and Pacific Grove, this drive takes you through one of California’s most exclusive communities, Pebble Beach. Many people pay $10.25 to enter the famous route in Pebble Beach by car, but if you ride ...

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Glamping in Big Sur – Luxury in the Redwood Forest

[ad_1] Camping in luxury? It can be done and Glamping in Big Sur is some of the most luxurious camping you’ll ever experience. We arrived just before sunset at Ventana’s Redwood and Canyon Glampsites located off California’s fabled Highway 1. The Big Sur Coast Highway is the ultimate drive in California and staying at Ventana offers a central location to explore ...

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