Stagecoach

Before going to Stagecoach this year I was so beyond excited. I had been waiting for years, so when my grandma told me she had bought tickets for Alex and I to go, I was ecstatic. Throughout the whole time we were there, I was living in a dream. Not only were we in the heat of Palm Springs, but we got to spend all morning by the pool, and all afternoon and night listening to dozens of country artists. Directly after it all finished, I was still on such a high… I had just been to Stagecoach! However, it then set in that I wouldn’t be going for at least a full year. Now, instead of being bummed that this fun festival has passed, I am just super excited to return next year. I now believe that I am going to try and go every year possible because it was one of the most fun weekends of my life.

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Glow Stick Adventures

The other night, my friends and I went down to Huntington Harbour with about 5 packs of glow sticks and a camera. Not only did we have a great time, but the pictures turned out amazing. We sat on the beach and as soon as the sun set, we broke out the glow sticks and started the fun. We discovered that the vibrant lights of the glow sticks and any slight movement would put a really cool blur to the picture. With that, we would have one person constantly taking pictures as we danced and jumped around with each other. The results were so fun! If you are looking for a fun night at the beach with a good group of friends, I highly recommend you give this a try!

Huntington Harbor

Huntington Harbor is the perfect place for a day on the water. There are so many things you can do. You can paddle board, kayak, or go on a Duffy. The water is so peaceful. While you are on the water you can see all the beautiful houses. It is a great place to get out of the house and just enjoy the outdoors and the sun.  There are so many places you can stop and enjoy little beaches. You can also see the beautiful California sunsets. There are also many bridges that you can jump off if you are careful.  It is a great place to go with family and friends. I hope you get to go and experience it sometime.

Carlsbad Lagoon

Carlsbad Lagoon has many fun activities including jet-skiing and paddle boarding. Jet skiing is one of my all time favorite summertime activities. It is an activity that keeps you constantly happy and fulfilled from the thrill and excitement of it. This is an activity that can be enjoyed with both family and friends. Even though it can be pricey, it makes for a very fun day that will leave many memories. Carlsbad lagoon provides an open body of still water that allows for many people to go out and have a good time.

Catalina

The few times that I’ve been to Catalina have been unforgettable. There are so many activities to do to fill a adventure seeker’s cravings. For starters, the snorkeling is incredible. There are so many different types of fish creating a rainbow view below the surface. Many times you will even be able to see sharks! There are also some incredible hikes to experience. One morning, I got up with some friends and did a sunrise hike on one of the highest points in Catalina. It is worth every minute earlier that you woke up to see the sun rising over the beautiful ocean. Its the most perfect destination for either a quick day trip or an overnight escape.

Travel

Ah the joys of travel! So many places to go and explore. The opportunities are endless! For an adventure craver like me, travel makes my heart skip a beat. I love to go out of my normal day to day life and get to experience new cultures and ways of living. My favorite thing to be able to do is embrace a new country and their normal everyday life. For example, when I went to Spain, we experienced the exciting night life. Unlike here in America, people don’t even start to go out until around eight o’clock. It is very fun to see the different ways people do things around the world and to be able to live out that culture, even if it is just for a weekend. Not only does it broaden your knowledge and understanding for the world, but it also gives you once in a lifetime experiences.

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

Lani Kai Beach

Lani Kai is a beach in Oahu, Hawaii. It is a beautiful beach to visit. There aren’t any waves so it’s so peaceful and fun! When I went I saw many people paddle boarding and kayaking in the clear blue water. You can paddle board to the two rocks in the middle of the ocean and you can actually go explore!  It is great place to take your family and friends while on vacation! Bring lots of sunscreen because you won’t want to leave. Trust me Lani Kai is one of the most beautiful sites you will ever see!

Ko’Olina

If you find yourself traveling to the island of Oahu, Ko’Olina bay is the perfect place to take kids or snorkelers. As there are no waves, it is more of a place to relax and play with younger kids in the water. However, in one of the bays, there are tons of sea turtles! It is so much fun to swim with the turtles and experience life under the sea. Along with the sea turtles there are many different types of colorful fish. When we went, there was even a protected monk seal lounging up on the tide pools. It is definitely a cool place to check out and I’m sure you won’t regret it!

Dog Beach

Dog beach is a great place to enjoy the beach not with just family and friends but also your DOG! There are so many cute dogs down there having a great time. They are so fun to watch running into the water and fetching toys. The waves aren’t huge so you don’t have to worry about saving your dog if he/she goes for a swim. The waves however are great for surfing too if you would like to surf. It is also a short walk down town were you can grab a bite to eat or shop around. It is a beautiful place to relax with your friends and your dog!

Manoa Falls

A beautiful adventure spot in Oahu, Hawaii is Manoa Falls. This is an amazing hike that leads to a powerful and breathtaking waterfall. Over Thanksgiving Break, we went and explored this hike. The hike is located in a rainforest and because of the time of year, there was a downpour when we were there. This, however, made it an even more exciting experience. Because of the pouring rain, the waterfall had an insane amount of force. At the top of the hike, we couldn’t even look directly at the waterfall without being blasted in the face with water. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have been on and I would gladly relive this day. Throughout the hike, you make your way through some rocks and a beautiful scenery of green trees and a river flowing from the falls. The strength and size of thee waterfall depends on what time of year you visit. This would also affect whether or not you can swim in it. The size when we were there did not allow for anyone to enter the water, however, summertime would most likely allow for less rain which would result in smaller falls and the ability to swim in it. This hike is high on my list of recommendations for anyone visiting Oahu!

To learn more about this hike, visit:

http://www.best-of-oahu.com/manoa-falls.html