GoRving Thousand Trails – Yosemite Lakes RV Resort

Post written by me for Go RVing and Thousand Trails. All opinions are my own. Right now my kids are enjoying their camping adventures. They think it’s really fun to stay in a tent, go fishing, play in the streams with other children, make bonfire s’mores and walk around with flashlights. We’ve only tried tent camping, and I have heard once you go RV’ing, you might not go back to tent camping. This year for Father’s Day Week we visited Yosemite National Park and had an opportunity to stay in one of the park model RVs at YOSEMITE LAKES RV RESORT which is a Thousand Trails destination. (Park model RVs … READ MORE

Knott’s Soak City Water Park Orange County

Knott’s Soak City Waterpark is Orange County’s largest outdoor water park with over 15-acres of fun. Last year they added two new water slide towers, Shore Break and The Wedge. They also added 2 acres during their expansion and renovation project. It added new shaded seating areas, spacious cabanas, and added a new remodeled Longboard’s Grill. Shore Break towers over seven stories high and offers six different water slide experiences. Four of the slides include Aqua Launch chambers which drops the floor from underneath then sends the riders on a vertical free fall through a series of loops and curves. Yikes! The new family raft ride, The Wedge, takes up … READ MORE

Harbor Breeze Cruises Whale Watching + Aquarium of the Pacific

Whale Watching in Southern California can be enjoyed year round. Depending on the migrating season, we can spot them in the waters off the shores of California, however, it is most exciting when we can get as close as possible in their natural environment (by boat). In Orange County, we have several ports to choose from. What makes the one out of Long Beach uniquely different is that they have a partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific. Not only are the crewmen at Harbor Breeze Cruises (HBC) experienced and professional, they have ocean experts from the Aquarium to help identify the sea animals. Plus their cruise boats are fairly new … READ MORE

OC Fair Deals and Discounts + What’s New for 2018!

The 128th Annual OC Fair opens July 13rd and runs through August 12th. This year’s theme is “Free Your Inner Farmer”.  There are deals all 23 days of the fair like this one – “Wear overalls and get in free until 3 p.m. on Thursdays”.  A weekend carnival special has also been added. If the concert series is why you go, the Pacific Amphitheatre will launch the Toyota Summer Concert Series with several pre-Fair shows starting July 7. And it’s time to enter competitions; deadlines vary from now through the Fair. Returning favorite promotions include Free Till Three on Opening Day; that’s free Fair admission and parking from noon to 3 p.m. on July 13 only. Want to save money on parking and avoid parking hassles? Get … READ MORE

Tidewater Summer Sandals + Giveaway

Flip Flops and Southern California go together. What’s not to love about sandals? They’re quick and easy to put on, they can be dressy or casual, and they’re comfortable for quick errands, beach, pool, or for any occasion. What’s your sandal style? Here are three my sisters and I are sporting this summer. (Tallulah Gold, Cape Cod Gold, and Montauk Natural). My pair (the one in the middle) is part of the their “A Little Less Casual” collection. It comes with a little wedge and they added a little cushion for arch support. I prefer a little arch support for comfortable all day walking. With the extra support, my feet don’t … READ MORE

Vionic Flip Flops with Orthaheel Technology

This Friday, June 19th is National Flip Flop Day! VIONIC SHOES sent us some flip flops to try. At first, I was like, okay what’s so great about these flip flops? After a week or so walking in them and taking them everywhere like to the beach, park, and pool, I am impressed! My flip flops are usually flat with no arch support and after walking around all day at theme parks, (well you can imagine) my feet usually hurt. Massaging will help ease the pain. This time they didn’t hurt, and I was at the theme park all day. It has a lot to do with the Orthaheel Technology. I … READ MORE

Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel Staycation Two Parks in Two Days!

Most recently the KNOTT’S HOTEL in Buena Park renovated. The hotel is literally down the street from us so why would we stay here? Because… Two parks in two days! When you’re busy having fun all day, the last thing you want to do is get in a car and sit in traffic. Everyone is super tired and a long car ride can be a drag especially for the driver. Sometimes, it’s nice to just go up to a hotel room and relax before going back out a second day. The rooms were comfy with modern furniture, and because of the heat wave last week, we looked forward to lounging poolside. The … READ MORE