Travel Articles

Disneyland Pixar Pier is Now Complete!

Post written by me for Disneyland. All opinions are my own. The Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure celebrates its first year anniversary! With the opening of the new Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind ride on June 28th, the four neighborhoods (Incredibles Park, Toy Story Boardwalk, Pixar Promenade, and Inside Out Headquarters) are now complete. You’ll also find creative food and beverage selections throughout the pier. Pixar Pier’s Neighborhoods Incredibles Park – Inspired by Disney and Pixar’s “The Incredibles”, it also features The Incredicoaster, the fastest attraction at Disneyland Resort. Toy Story Boardwalk – Meet Bo Beep and other characters along the Boardwalk. Rides include Jessie’s Critter Carousel and Toy Story Mania! … 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

Upcoming Summer Events at LEGOLAND!

Heroes Weekend Presented by NFPA In honor of the brave men and women who serve as every day heroes, LEGOLAND California is hosting a Heroes Weekend to celebrate from Friday, June 14th through Sunday, June 16th! Event activities include: A heroes pop badge challenge Character appearances with LEGO Officer Brickhouse Build and race LEGO® City police and fire vehicles to the finish line See the action-packed new LEGO City 4D: Officer in Pursuit movie Learn how to be safe this summer with fire prevention tips, brought to you by National Fire Protection Association Giveaways and more! For more information on National Fire Prevention, click here. Fourth of July Celebration – Red, White … READ MORE

Day Out With Thomas SoCal Ticket Giveaway!

ALL ABOARD!!! Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019, presented by Mattel, makes its return to Southern California Railroad this April! The tour, now in its 24th year, will make 37 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2019. Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to go full steam ahead for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures. The #1 Engine pulls into Southern California Railroad on April 6th & 7th and April 13th & 14th, 2019. Themed Activities! A ticket for “Day Out With Thomas” includes a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, meet-and-greet with Sir Topham Hatt, storytelling with video viewing, an Imagination Station with … READ MORE

January is National Learn to Ski / Snowboard Month + Mt High Specials

Most of us in Southern California are so snow-deprived, we rush out the minute we learn there’s fresh powder. There is rain + snow in the forecast. I wonder how many people will call in sick so they can visit a ski resort. Lucky for us, Mountain High Ski Resort is about a 90-minute drive away from Orange County and Los Angeles making it great for day trips! We always try to get there annually, and we always take lessons at the beginning of the season as a refresher course. My kids always have a blast! Mountain High is where Southern Californians learn to ski and snowboard. Even international snowboarding superstars … READ MORE

Disneyland Southern California Resident Deal + New Experiences for Early 2019!

The Southern California Resident Deal at Disneyland Resort is back, and it’s offering locals a sweet deal to enjoy the park! Beginning Jan. 7, 2019, eligible guests may visit Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park for as little as $60 per day with the purchase of a three-day, one-park per day ticket. In addition to this special ticket offer, the three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort are offering special rates on standard and premium rooms for a limited time. This year they are offering three days, one park each for $179 with one magic morning access – that’s about $60 per park per day! (Non-resident pay $270). To compare, single … READ MORE

Universal Studios Hollywood Holidays

Holidays in Los Angeles and Orange County is the most wondrous time of the year with so much to see and so much do! It may be because it doesn’t snow or get terribly cold so we are always searching for all the Christmas feels. If you are in the Hollywood area, you don’t have to drive very far to enjoy all the festivities at Universal City. Universal Studios will surely brighten up the season with all things Grinchmas and a whimsical and celebratory tree lighting ceremony. With the new release of the film, “The Grinch”, the timing is just perfect. Harry Potter brings us “Christmas in the Wizarding World … READ MORE

SeaWorld San Diego – ‘O Wonderous Night’ Performances

The older my kids get, the more questions they ask! Every year they start to understand a little more that the meaning of Christmas is not just Santa delivering presents, but they still believe. We were pleased to learn SeaWorld San Diego brought back, “O Wondrous Night“. The live musical performance is the story of the birth of Jesus told through the eyes of the animals. The thirty minute show is narrated by storytelling puppet animals who all claim they are responsible for the birth of Jesus. It features more than 30 carols, beautiful storytelling puppets and live majestic animals, including camels, a donkey, llamas, sheep and doves. This show first premiered at … READ MORE