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.

Newport Bay

Newport Beach Bay in southern California is a great place to hang out with friends and family. You can rent canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards. My favorite is paddle boarding. It is so easy and so fun. Many people can do it even if your on the older side. The water is so nice and you can go around all the amazing houses. Sometimes you will even see seals and some fish. It is so fun seeing all of the boats pass by you. There is one place called Pirates Cove where you can go night paddle boarding.  Trust me it’s a great thing to do on a warm summer day. I hope you and your family and friends can try it out some time!

Napili Bay

Napili bay is located in Oahu, Hawaii. It is a beautiful place to be and enjoy the beautiful waters of Hawaii. There are so many beautiful turtles you can see, snorkel  and take pictures with. It was probably one of the most amazing things I have seen in my life. It is so beautiful to see the turtles in their natural habitat. It is amazing how calm and comfortable around people they are. It is a great place to go with friends and family I hope you get the chance to experience it someday.

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

Hiking

Hiking brings me so much joy! It’s a great way to get exercise while still having fun. It’s a great thing to do with friends and family. There are so many beautiful hikes you can do in California! There are great hiking spots all over. My favorites are Crystal Cove and the Hollywood sign.  Both have beautiful views! The Hollywood sign is so fun not just because of the hike but also because of what you can do the rest of the day in Hollywood. Crystal Cove is also awesome because of the amazing views of the beautiful beaches of Newport Beach! There are great places to eat and a beautiful beach to hangout for the day! Hiking is so enjoyable and I hope you guys can experience these beautiful trails someday!

 

 

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!

Mallorca

I’ve been to many beaches, however, Mallorca, Spain provides some of the most beautiful ones that I have been to. The water is an amazing shade of deep green and blue while also being extremely clear. During the summer, the water temperatures average from about 75-82 degrees which is a nice change to what we are used to here in Southern California. A lot of the beaches not only have beautiful surroundings, but also have amazing snorkeling.  If you are looking for something more than just touristy packed beaches, Mallorca is a great place to go because there are many beautiful, yet secluded beaches giving you a more enjoyable day.

California Dreaming

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Yosemite National Park

I never realized how lucky we are to live in California. We have everything we could ask for. We have amazing  beaches, mountains, forests, and great weather. We live five minutes away from the beach, two hours from the mountains, and six hours away from national parks like Yosemite.


I didn’t realize this until I was sitting at the beach, laying out in the middle of december, still getting sunburnt. I can can go tan in december. I can go on a road trip down yosemite and camp and enjoy nature.I can go to Big Bear Mountain and play in the snow. I can do anything really, anytime I want!

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Then I realized I am the luckiest girl in the world. I can surf and play beach volleyball whenever I want. I have the best friends anyone could ask for. I can visit the beautiful beaches like Huntington, Seal Beach, Thousand Steps, Crystal Cove, and San Diego.

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Huntington Beach California

So now I try to not take things for granted. I live life to the fullest and do the things I dream of doing. For example traveling, bridge jumping, and sky diving. I am thankful for everything I have. And try to do new things that will push me and make me a better person.

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Oahu, Hawaii

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

 

 

Diamond Head Hike

Hawaii is a beautiful place to visit. There are so many great hikes like Diamond Head on the island of Oahu.  Diamond Head Hike is a moderate hike that is about 1.6 miles round trip. It is an amazing hike to do with friends, family, and kids. When you get to the top you will be blown away by the view. You can see the whole island and the beautiful ocean water of Oahu. I loved this hike and I hope you will be able to go on this hike sometime too!