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Finding Fall Colors in Bishop, California

  • October 18, 2016

Growing up in Texas and spending most of my adult life in places that do not experience fall, I had had enough and wanted to find some cooler air and pretty fall foliage in Southern California! My nature loving sidekick…

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Medieval Times or Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

  • August 15, 2016

Visitors flock to Southern California for vacation looking to fill their days and nights with as much fun as they can afford! If you are visiting Buena Park or nearby Anaheim you probably have on your itinerary to attend an interactive family…

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Sky’s the Limit Observatory in 29 Palms

  • July 25, 2016

One of the best places in Southern California for star gazing is in and around Joshua Tree. We have been out several times specifically to do this, but only recently learned about the Sky's the Limit Observatory in 29 Palms.…

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29 Palms: A Joshua Tree Hidden Gem

  • July 21, 2016

We have been to Joshua tree too many times to count, but we continue to find new areas to explore. On my most recent trip, I had the opportunity to stay in Twentynine Palms near the Oasis of Mara entrance.…

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Touch a Truck Thousand Oaks

  • May 26, 2016

Touch-a-truck events are becoming the spring and summer thing to do. Some are fundraisers for public schools or charity organizations and some are just free community events. The Touch-a-Truck day in Thousand Oaks is our favorite of all the ones on offer…

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Fire Service Recognition Day Open House 2018

  • May 9, 2016

There are several important events in the year according to my son. Christmas and Easter are two, but right up there with national holidays are the open house days for the sanitation department and the fire stations! The second Saturday…

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A Perfect Weekend: Things to Do in Huntington Beach

  • May 2, 2016

When most people think of Southern California, the image that comes to mind is of golden sand beaches running for miles, beautiful sunsets and surfers galore. This is exactly what is waiting to greet you in Huntington Beach! From relaxing…

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Family Day Trip to Muir Woods

  • April 4, 2016

The Bay Area is one of my favorite places on earth. Not just because I lived there for almost a decade, but because no matter where you turn you are surrounded by so much beauty. The abundance of beautiful scenery,…

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What To Do in Wrightwood (Near Mt. High)

  • January 21, 2016

You managed to pack up the car, bundle up the kids and hit the road for snow tubing at Mountain High. Whew! Congrats. Oh but wait, now you have arrived only to discover that it's either sold out for the day…

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Go Outdoors with LA Walks

  • November 2, 2015

Every month Charles Fleming, the author of the popular Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles and Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles hosts a walk somewhere in Los Angeles. Some walks are…

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Outdoor Activities for Kids in Los Angeles

  • October 21, 2015

A struggle many parents have when living in a large metropolis is getting their kids outdoors more than just at the local playground. We are so blessed in Los Angeles to have beautiful weather most of the year and an…

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Family Date Night at the Hollywood Bowl

  • September 9, 2015

Looking for a fun family date night? Look no further than the Hollywood Bowl. We finally made a visit to this iconic Los Angeles venue only to realize what a great date night this is for the entire family. We…

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Inspire Your Inner Artist at Watts Towers

  • July 30, 2015

Looking for something new to do? A micro-adventure? Or perhaps you need some artistic inspiration? Head down to one of LA's finest cultural gems, Watts Towers, for a visual treat. From the massive spiral towers resembling Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to…

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Camping at Malibu Creek State Park

  • July 22, 2015

Malibu Creek State Park is a favorite weekend destination for hikers and bicyclists throughout the Los Angeles area. It also happens to be the closest campground to downtown LA, which makes its a great camping destination for families looking for an…

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