A laid back afternoon at the beach in Surf City

California’s got tons of beautiful beaches, but it’s nearly impossible not to get starry eyed (figuratively speaking, of course) at Huntington Beach City Beach. I’d been wanting to visit this Orange County treasure for some time now, and absolutely fell in love with it as soon as I stepped foot onto the sand. As of… More A laid back afternoon at the beach in Surf City

Destination appreciation: Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

About a year ago, I was browsing around on Google Maps (one of my favorite ways to discover new places to explore in my backyard), saw the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve in Newport Beach, and randomly decided to drive there. I’m a huge fan of simply being outdoors, and absolutely love the place. Recently,… More Destination appreciation: Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve