Category: California

Travel planning tips and photos for visiting California

Best 2 Days in Yosemite National Park

Tunnel View is a favorite Yosemite attractionYosemite National Park is a hiker’s paradise. You can easily spend one week in Yosemite or even more. However, most people only have a few days to visit. So, come along with me as I show you my best way to spend 2 days in Yosemite National Park.

6 Iconic Spots For Camping in California

Big Sur is a favorite camping spot
California is filled with scenic beauty and is home to some of the most diverse natural wonders. Being the third-largest state in the US and with almost half of the land surface covered with forest, the Golden State of California has a thriving $3 billion industry, the highest compared to any other state. Besides, it is also called the land of extremes being home to several snow-capped mountains, as well as hot dry desserts, breath-taking rugged coastal lines, and thousand-year-old trees.

6 Best Six Flags Magic Mountain Rides

Six Flags Magic Mountain - Crazanity roller coaster ride at night
Six flags Magic Mountain is a wonderful theme park filled with breathtaking coasters, mini games, and last but not least lots of family fun! Six flags is an ideal theme park for mainly children 10 and up, but there are still a variety of rides for younger kids also! The park tickets are conveniently priced and its location is acceptable. Come along with me as we explore the world’s most thrilling theme park!

Essential visitor guide to Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood, is the quintessential Southern California attraction. This theme park is on everyone’s list of must see places when they visit California. I would say its fame is well deserved and it certainly lives up to all these expectations. I have asked my 12 year old daughter to give you a detailed visitor guide to Universal Studios, Hollywood.

7 Great Places to See the Giant Redwoods in California

Redwood National and State Park is an aggregation of California owned land which is managed jointly by the National and California Park Services. The official Redwood National Park is near the city of Eureka, but there are large clusters of giant California redwood trees scattered from far south at San Francisco to the north at Crescent City. Read on to see my favorite places to see the giant Redwoods in California.

2 Great Family Hikes in Pinnacles National Park, California

Pinnacles National Park - Tall rocky pinnacles towering over Bear Gulch ReservoirPinnacles National Park in California is the newest national park in the United States. And as such this park is not very well known. This is a good thing especially in California where the national parks get very busy starting with the spring are become very difficult to visit getting very busy with tourists. Pinnacles National Park was very easy to visit since they were not that many people even on a Saturday. Our family enjoyed two great hikes which were also a lot of fun.

Legoland is a beautiful theme park for children of all ages

If you or your kids love Legos then LEGOLAND is the right place for you! Or, if you love theme parks in general you will love Legoland the most! If you have kids, this is the perfect place for them as well. As a large theme park, Legoland is designed to be an all day event for you and your family, providing entertainment for kids and adults alike. We have visited Legoland several times and loved it every time we went. I have asked my ten years old daughter to tell you about the main attractions at Legoland.

11 Favorite Cute & Quaint Country Cottages

Houghton, England - Beautiful fairy tale country cottage For all of us who live in urban areas, we dream about living in a cozy country cottage surrounded by flowers and grape vines. Even though I can’t live in one of these beautiful cottages, in my travels I have found a few of them that look very idyllic. Read on to see my favorite cute and quaint country cottages from all over the world.

3 Simple Rules for Making the Most of your visit to Disneyland, California

Disneyland thumbnail I have visited both Disneyland and California Adventure a number of times over the last 20 years and can clearly say that both parks have become much busier over the years. This busy-ness translates in very long wait times for most of the attractions. This also means that you cannot really see every attraction in one day…no matter what day of the year you go. However, there are some simple things you can do in order to avoid the peak visiting times and enjoy your visit to Disneyland a lot more. Read more to find three simple rules for making the most of your visit to Disneyland.

Best Things to Do on Catalina Island

When we finally took our first day trip to Catalina Island, we were surprised. After having recently visited the French and Italian Rivieras, Catalina Island was surprisingly similar. Really? In California? What could California possibly offer that is comparable with Italy’s famous Tuscany ? Well, Catalina Island surprised us and it will surprise you! So, come along with me as we explore the best things to do on Catalina Island.