Palm Springs to Joshua Tree: How to Make the Most Out of Your Trip

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How to travel from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park and all the cool places to see along the way and in the park for a day.  Joshua Tree National Park is where two surreal desert ecosystems come together, the Mojave and the Colorado. It’s an easy hour drive from Palm Springs, California, and […]

Hiking in Laguna Beach: 9 Best Hikes in Laguna Beach, California

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Your full guide to hiking in Laguna Beach, including the best trails, local tips, and where to find the most stunning coastal views. When you think of Laguna Beach there are a few things that might first come to mind: a famous TV show, beautiful Orange County beaches, or the artsy festivals that are held […]

15 Best Hikes in Orange County, California (Where to Hit the Trail)

Best Hikes in Orange County, California

The best hikes in Orange County! From panoramic ocean views to wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, and where to see local wildlife along the way. Orange County, California is one of the best places in Southern California to enjoy 42 miles of coastline and 278 days of sunshine. It’s no surprise then that Orange County is most […]

101 Things to Do in Santa Cruz, California (From a Local)

Things to do in Santa Cruz

The best things to do in Santa Cruz from someone who grew up in the city! These are my favorite places to eat, visit, and local experiences to have around my hometown. Having grown up in the city, my list for the best things to do in Santa Cruz could go on and on (especially […]

13 Best Malibu Hikes: From Waterfalls to Coastal Views 

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The best Malibu hikes! From waterfalls to coastal views, skip the beach and hit the trails to explore another side of Malibu, California. Malibu is famous for its scenic beaches, celebrity culture, and gorgeous coastal real estate. What you might not know about Malibu though is that it also has some of the best hiking […]

10 Most Beautiful & Best Beaches in Laguna Beach, California

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The best beaches in Laguna Beach! Plus, all of the tips and tricks you should know before you go to navigate them like a local. If you’re in Southern California and find yourself trying to decide which beaches to visit, I’ll make it easy for you, Laguna Beach should be at the top of your […]

12 Best Beaches in Santa Cruz, California (From a Local)

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A local’s guide to the best beaches in Santa Cruz, California, from the hidden to the most popular. Growing up in Santa Cruz, many of my earliest memories involved birthday parties, bonfires, volleyball conditioning, and sunsets on the beaches in Santa Cruz. I guess it’s to be expected if you grow up in a beach […]

7 Things to do in Malibu, California | Bucket List Guide

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The best things to do in Malibu, California!  Discover the most picturesque beaches, celebrity hot spots, and natural hidden gems. When you want to escape the hustle and noise of Los Angeles, head up the Pacific Coast Highway to explore the spectacular cliffside shoreline of Malibu, California. It’s hard to believe this laid-back coastal town […]

12 Best Santa Cruz Hikes (From a Local Who Grew Up Hiking Them)

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From redwoods to coastal views, these are the best Santa Cruz hikes from a local who grew up hiking them.  There’s a lot to love about Santa Cruz but perhaps one of the biggest draws to this coastal town is just how much nature there is to explore within the county.  As someone who grew […]