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.

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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!

 

 

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.

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!

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!