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The Summer of Love Revisited…be sure to wear flowers in your hair

Can you feel it in the air? Maybe on the soft breeze that brings in the scent of orange blossoms or the warmth of the California sun or the light that dances on green meadows of colorful flowers? It’s the 50th Anniversary of the “Summer of Love.” This social phenomenon occurred in 1967 when hippies, […]

Oh the Places You’ll Go… on ART

I love the thrill of riding Disney California Adventures’ California Screamin’ roller coaster. I love Georgia’s divine fried chicken in the Anaheim Packing House. I also love the colorful and eclectic Art Walk in Downtown Santa Ana. However, I don’t care for southern California traffic, or fighting for a parking space in a crowded parking […]

June Lake Brewing: The Brewery the Community Built

There’s nothing like a cold one after hitting the ski slopes. In the Mammoth/June Lake area, one of the best places to get a tasty hop-forward beer made from fresh mountain water is June Lake Brewing (JLB). Open 365 days a year, JLB’s tasting room is an environment that creates not only great beer, but […]

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 […]