Jurassic World – The Ride is Officially Open!

This post is written with collaboration with Universal Studios Hollywood. All opinions are our own. The NEW “Jurassic World – The Ride” officially opened this summer, and it’s making a huge Splash! The Ride brings the film to life featuring stars, Chris Pratt (Owen Grady), Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing), and BD Wong (Dr. Henry Wu) as well as the addition of iconic dinosaurs from the movie. What could go wrong? Experience a glimpse of what it would be like if they all escaped! They’ve also added a new dining experience, a new bar, new interactive Dino Play area, new collection of souvenirs, and new encounters to the area! New … READ MORE

OC Fair Deals and Discounts + What’s New for 2019!

The Orange County Fair is back for Acres of Fun! They will have 68 rides and 58 games offering fairgoes a ton of things to do. Ray Cammack Shows (RCS), the Fair’s carnival and midway provider, brought three new rides this year in addition to Titan. Ice Jet in the main carnival is a polar bobsledding adventure and Circus Train and Tea Cups are additions to Kidland. Get in FREE on opening day (Friday, July 12th) from noon to 3pm! There are many ways to save so be sure to check out the schedule and download the apps. Titan, the largest traveling booster ride in the U.S., makes their debut in … 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

Summer at Knott’s Berry Farm

Summer at Knott’s Berry Farm just got more lively! Not only can you be the star of your own show as Ghost Town Alive! returns, but there’s a new white water attraction in Calico River Rapids as well as a nighttime party in Knott’s Summer Nights! An all-new adventure awaits this summer at Knott’s! Whether you are there for the roller coaster rides, food, shopping, or the shows, you’ll want to get the most of your day by grabbing an Entertainment Show Guide upon arrival. New! Calico River Rapids Just on the outskirts of Calico, a new expedition awaits eager explorers with the debut of Calico River Rapids. The raft … READ MORE

Tanaka Farms – Helpful Tips for Melon Tours

Tanaka Farms in Irvine California hosts Melon Tours in the summer (July-August) where they take us on guided wagon rides around their farm, sample fresh summer vegetables along the way, and then we stop to taste our fill of several freshly cut melons including a yellow watermelon. Some of the farm fresh produce that we got to try today were green beans, carrots, grape tomatoes, white corn, cucumbers, Saticoy Melons (looks like a cantaloupe), seedless and seeded watermelons. It was fun to see the children attempt to try them all. The melon selections may vary upon the harvest season. For example, they sold out of the Yellow Watermelons (my favorite) early … 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

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