Stay: Crystal Cove Beach Cottages

Of all the places we have stayed, I probably get the most questions about the Crystal Cove Beach Cottages.  These historic beach front cottages, built in the 1930s and 1940s, are located at Crystal Cove State Park admist 3.2 miles of undeveloped coastline in Newport Beach.  A few of these historic cottages were renovated and […]

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Farm Days / U-Pick, Farm Dinners and Farm Stays in Southern California

UPDATED : Sept 2020, original post from 2018 If you’re familiar with our instagram feed (@everydayadventurefam), then you’re probably aware of my love for farms.  If there are fruits and vegetables to pick and/or eat, farm animals to see, opportunities to learn about sustainable farming – we’re there. Lucky for us, there are many farms […]

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Family Fun: The Great Pacific Air Show

I grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts – a suburb of Boston, close to the Hanscom Air Force Base.  My dad is a retired mechanical engineer who use to work on aircraft engines (including some military jets), so as a family, we would always get excited when the air show travelled through. When I heard about […]

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Family Travel: A Fall Weekend in Oak Glen

The weekend of the autumn equinox, we travelled inland to the mountains for a taste of fall.  I was raised in New England, which in my opinion, has the most epic falls with spectacular foliage and bountiful apple orchards.  Although I love living in Southern California (sunny and 70’s in January –  yes, please!), fall […]

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Hike: Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak

Updated October 2018:  I brought this post over from DeliciousLA blog because it’s a great hike in the LA area with magnificent views. A few weeks ago, my friend Monica came to visit us.  We wanted to take her somewhere special, so we took her hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains.  We’ve been meaning to […]

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LA: Horseback Riding in Griffith Park

Updated October 2018:  I imported this old post from my DeliciousLA blog, because this is still a great activity to do in the LA area! *** There are so many reasons why we love LA. The fact that you can “get away” from it all in the middle of the city is pretty amazing. Last […]

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LA: Hike Los Liones Canyon

Updated 2018: A nice hike we enjoyed, originally featured on my DeliciousLA blog, when we were living in Los Angeles. *** Our friend invited us on a hike today at the Los Liones Canyon. Hiking is a very popular past time in LA, and we’ve been getting more into it recently.  A couple of weekends […]

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Hike: Solstice Canyon, Malibu, CA

Updated October 2018: This hike was initially shared on DeliciousLA. It’s a great hike in the Santa Monica Mountains.  Yesterday, we went for a hike @ Solstice Mountain in the Santa Monica Mountains. It was highly recommended by a friend and we’d been talking about going for a hike for a while.  We are so glad […]

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