California is known for its diverse terrain, including arid deserts, lush forests, and fine beaches. Here are some of California’s best beach towns, from north to south. You’ll find a couple of the characteristics that set each town apart as well as hotel recommendations for when you plan your trip. The rest of this post contains some affiliate links. If you book using my link, … Continue reading California’s Best Beach Towns (& Where to Stay!)
Have you ever wanted to ride the world’s shortest commercial railway? Or perhaps the remarkable towers caught your eye in their many vintage movie and TV appearances? The historic Angels Flight railway in downtown Los Angeles is a fun way to take a short trip within Downtown and experience the peak of 1901’s public transportation. Oh, and it’s affordable! Angels Flight opened at the turn … Continue reading Angels Flight in Downtown L.A.
If you’re visiting San Diego or Los Angeles, and want to get out of the city for a day, I recommend driving out to Temecula Wine Country. Located 60 minutes from San Diego and 90 minutes from L.A., a day among the rolling hills will be a welcome respite. Know Before You Go Many of the wineries on Rancho California Road are larger and more … Continue reading A Day in Temecula’s Wine Country
You might be wondering what a “food strategy” is and why I’m covering it. Well, part of it is that I simply want to tally up the food I ate at Disneyland and why I chose it (including yummy photos). The other part is to show that it’s possible to have delicious snacks while still staying a little bit economical while at a theme park. … Continue reading My Disneyland Food Strategy
When I went to Disneyland last week, I knew I wanted a cute outfit to wear while I was there. Dressing up for Disneyland isn’t required—It’s easy to get hot and sweaty under the summer sun, after all—but I wanted to celebrate my trip with something Disney-appropriate. This post contains some affiliate links. What surprised me the most was that a lot of people had … Continue reading Dressing for Disney
It happened earlier this summer. I was driving to work listening to my favorite radio station when a familiar song came on and I was instantly transported back to kindergarten in the best way possible. The song was actually a Disneyland commercial, announcing that the Main Street Electrical Parade was officially retiring at the end of August. Having not been to Disneyland since 2009 I … Continue reading Disneyland (!) Memories and 5 Must-Know Tips