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Fall Season Lets the Ghoul Times and Welcomes in Oom Pah Bands

October is a busy month with Southern California theme parks showcasing their unique take on the season of tricks and treats, from nearly a century of nighttime Halloween pageantry, to three local distinctive Oktoberfests that truly bring the spirit of Germany to the OC. At the Disneyland Resort guests will be thrilled by Mickey’s Halloween […]

Junior Rangering at the National Parks

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine into trees.” – John Muir The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. This year you can find commemorative programs, hikes, talks and even lectures by actors posing as early founders and influencers like John Muir, throughout National […]

Fantasy Comes to Life at the Oregon Country Fair

Often our anticipation exceeds imagination, but when imagination exceeds expectations, the fantasy becomes real. The Oregon Country Fair has captivated my imagination for nearly ten years. I have often wondered what could possibly make people simply light up when they thought of their days on the fairgrounds and whether or not I would feel the […]

Knott’s Ghost Town Brings History Back to Life with Ghost Town Alive!

Knott’s Berry Farm has always been my ‘backyard’ theme park, as I have many childhood memories exploring Knott’s with my family. Although many things have changed here, the core of its charming western heritage remains the same. During family visits I remember walking around the Old West Ghost Town and letting my imagination run wild […]

Visit the Sunny Fields of Solvang

The Little Mermaid is alive and well in the enchanting village of Solvang, (aka Dutch Town) in Santa Barbara County. Suspend your sophistication and allow this unique and charming village to captivate your fanciful imagination. The historic downtown facades, scrumptious pastries and many flavorful dishes carry the mark of the Danes who first arrived here in […]