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!

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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.

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!

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!

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!

Balboa Island

As we know this isn’t a typical beach, it is a great place to go to be by the water but also enjoy other things too. You can go down to main street and get delicious treats like the Balboa Bar, have good shopping, or you can just walk along the water. It is also a great place to take paddle boards or kayaks out since there are no waves. It is a beautiful place to bring your dog on a walk or go out with friends. During Christmas time, it is a super fun place to go and look at pretty lights and drink hot chocolate, however, it gets crowded quickly. Another fun thing to watch during Christmas is the boat parade. Residents of Balboa or anyone who owns a boat can decorate it and take it through the harbor. Finally, you can take the Balboa Ferry over to the fun zone where you can play arcade games, go on the ferris wheel, or get food. It is a great place to go with family and enjoy the day!