California Beaches

Grab your straw tote, bikini and suntan lotion. It’s beach time in Southern California!

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Featured: Disneyland

Tips on what to do and see at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.

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Featured: California Missions

Take a tour of all 21 California Missions along El Camino Real.

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Featured: Lava Country

Explore the beauty of California’s far north, home to Shasta Caverns and Burney Falls.

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Featured: California Zoos and Sanctuaries

If you’re an animal lover, we have you covered with California’s best aquariums, zoos and nature preserves.

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Recent California Travel Videos

A Weekend in Cambria

Tucked along scenic Highway 1 between Morro Bay and San Simeon, Cambria is one of California’s best Central Coast hideaways, home to lush Monterey Pine forests and breathtaking beaches. The area makes a great home base for touring California’s central...

Central Coast Horseback Rides

My kids have been begging for years to go horseback riding, so it was pretty cool when we discovered Outback Trail Rides during our recent weekend in Cambria. Located off Highway 1 on the historic Fiscalini Ranch, Outback Trail Rides has three different Central Coast...

Elephant Seals at Hearst Castle

It’s not often you get to see elephant seals in person. So during our recent visit to Cambria, we headed roughly 9 miles up the coast to check out the elephant seal rookery near Hearst Castle. Located on a convenient vista turnout right off Highway 1, the...

Nitt Witt Ridge

Most people traveling the Central Coast have heard of Hearst Castle, but there’s another “castle” in Cambria that’s well worth a peek. My husband and I had the pleasure of joining one of the guided tours of Nitt Witt Ridge on Sunday, and it was...

Disneyland with Adults

Who ever said Disneyland was just for kids? Exploring Disneyland with adults is twice the fun!  It’s a Tuesday afternoon at YouTube Space LA. As me and a few other YouTubers sit around the lunch table, looking over our weekly schedule, we realize we have two...

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Designed by Frank Gehry, the stunning silver Walt Disney Concert Hall is among the most photographed structures in Downtown Los Angeles. After admiring its abstract design, check out the urban garden, which features plants favored by Lillian Disney. The...

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Redwood National Park

The mystic, foggy forests of Redwood National Park — located along the Northern coast — are home to some of the world’s tallest trees (some getting up to 380 feet high). You’ll find some of the oldest redwood groves in Del Norte Coast, Jedediah Smith and...

Channel Islands National Park

Located a short ferry ride from Ventura Harbor, the five islands of Channel Islands National Park offer some of the most scenic vistas, archaeological discoveries and unique wildlife along the California coast. Adventurous spirits will find plenty to do here, whether...

Lava Beds National Monument

The stark black landscape of Lava Beds National Monument — formed from volcanic eruptions on Medicine Lake — is home to the largest concentration of lava tubes and obsidian flows in the world. Be sure to get reservations for a guided tour of Fern Cave or Crystal Ice...

Whiskeytown

Summer is the best time to explore Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, a scenic 3,200-acre lake settled by miners during the 1800s. In addition to sailing, fishing, swimming and water skiing, you can head inland for a day of hiking, horseback riding and mountain...

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Recent Travel Gear Reviews

20 Ways to Make Someone’s Day – Rise and Smile!

Hey everyone! I’m excited to announce that I’ve partnered with Dignity Health’s new Rise & Smile App. It’s a free alarm clock app that hopes to “spread some human  kindness” by allowing users to film their own wake-up alarms to...

V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Review

Step aside Beats by Dre! Inspired in Italy and styled in Hollywood, the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 headphones are hands down the most stylish and capable headphones you’ll find on the market. Their sound handily beats all other headphones we’ve tested,...

Monbento Review

I admit that I become obsessed with certain things. One week it’s handbags, another week it might be collecting recipes, or collecting travel-sized toiletries. Well, this week it’s bento boxes. I searched the web in search of the perfect bento box I could...

Lipault Luggage Review

Lipault Luggage Review: In my quest for the best luggage, I recently stumbled upon a too-good-to-pass up sale at Lipault Paris, a French luggage company specializing in soft-sided, storable pieces. Developed by Francois Lipovetsky, a former Air France designer, the...

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