Tag: California

Adventures in Los Angeles: Hiking at Bear Creek

Bear Creek is one of my favorite spots in San Gabriel Canyon. There are two trails, Lower Bear Creek Trail and Upper Bear Creek Trail. As of the fall of 2006, the Upper Bear Creek Trail was still closed for major reconstruction. I hiked this trail twice in the spring of 2006, and once in …

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Big Sur Beaches Have Character

What does it mean for a beach to have character? To me, it means the beach has more to offer than just a long stretch of white sand. It has interesting things to see and do, like driftwood that may have traveled from across the sea, tide pools teeming with squiggly life, granite outcrops that …

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7 Best Whale Watching Spots in NorCal

Is there anything more exciting than seeing a pod of 50 foot, 30 ton Gray Whales spy-hop, or roll their backs along the surface of the Pacific Ocean to take a breath of air? Especially when they’re just offshore! Between December and April every year the Pacific Gray Whales participate in their own version of …

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Disneyland, CA Versus Florida’s Walt Disney World

Many people wonder which theme park area is better, Disneyland in California or Walt Disney World in Florida. Having been to both parks, I have come to the conclusion that the answer is not an easy one. Both areas are so unique that at times it feels like one is trying to compare apples to …

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6 Amazing Places To See In L.A.

Los Angeles is a vacation spot that I frequent often, for one I have close family there and I can’t resist a nice beach, but also because it has some incredible places to see!  Last week I decided to take a tour of some of my very favorite L.A. landmarks and share them here. 1.) Griffith …

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