Breathtaking Views, Gorgeous Blue Ocean and Gently Crashing Waves
With breathtaking views, gorgeous blue ocean and gently crashing waves, Corona Del Mar(CDM) state beach is quintessentially Southern California. Known by the locals as Big Corona, CDM is a hidden gem. The half-mile long soft white sandy beach is framed by cliffs and a rock jetty that forms the east entrance to Newport Harbor. The sandy beach and coves look like they came right out of a movie set. You may have seen the stunning beach in Disney movies and television shows such
"It's Catalina Island"
You’re walking along Laguna Beach’s beautiful shoreline enjoying your favorite gelato when you notice the sun casting a spectacle over the ocean. Off to the distance, you spot a shadow and as you squint in an attempt at catching a better glimpse, a local whispers to you “It’s Catalina Island." Yes, Southern California does have a local island, Santa Catalina Island. Catalina Island, an hour boat ride off the coast of Southern California has been inhabited for at least 8000 ye
Declaration of Independence: Interesting Facts
On July 4th, 1776, the Continental approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. 2.5 million: In July 1776, estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation. 318.4 million: July 2014, estimated number of people living in the USA. There is something written on the back of the Declaration of Independence, but it isn't a secret map or code as portrayed in the movie “National Treasure” starring Ni
July 4th, 2014 Independence Day Celebration - Disney Style
Every year, Disneyland offers a special fireworks show for Independence Day. To celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave, Disney showers the skies above Disneyland with inspirational fireworks show of red, white and blue to the tunes of patriotic music. The special show is offered July 1– 4 at 9:25 pm. The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band, a military band from Miramar, California, will be performing several times throughout the day in Disneyland on Friday, July 4
How Old Were You When These Were Around?
Remember these tickets? They were around not that long ago, well maybe a few decades and perhaps before many of you were born. Disneyland called them “Coupons,” but guests called them “tickets” because the coupons were sold in ticket books. Over the years, the type of ticket required for a ride changed and rides were bumped from one category to the next, but the beginning of the end of “A” through “E” tickets came when Magic Mountain, now Six Flags Magic Mountain, opened in 1
Soccer or Football, No Matter What You Call It - It's Not Just For The Humans!
Soccer or Football, no matter what you call it, the fever is here. The World Cup finals, which take place every four years, is set this year for June 12 to July 13, 2014. Held in Brazil, 32 national teams will compete in the tournament, with billions of people watching worldwide. The last one, in 2010, was held in South Africa, and Spain won. Worldwide, enthusiastic fans plan their life around the month long games as they tune in to support their favorite teams. The anticipat
Move Over FIFA, Mickey Mouse Is In The House!
The annual Disney Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament attracts teams from more than 20 countries, offering athletes the opportunity to show off their talents and compete in world class facilities while enjoying everything Disney has to offer. This year's competition is scheduled for July 14-19, 2014. ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex features an on-site ESPN Product Center. They will report the highlights throughout the day viewable on video screens throughout the compl
The Most Beautiful Southern California Beaches
Whether you are looking for adventure on the waves, romantic sunsets on the beach or the best spot for watching people, Southern California beaches have it all. Year round, locals and visitors from around the world enjoy beautiful beaches. With so many choices, here are the top 5 to consider when not hanging out with Mickey Mouse at Disneyland. Venice Artists, outdoor bodybuilders, roller skaters, belly-dancers, palm readers, chain-saw jugglers….and the list goes on - this is
Disney Will Not "Let It Go"
Disney's animated film Frozen has become the fifth highest-grossing film in box office history, taking in $1.2 billion worldwide. This news comes just two months after it was confirmed Frozen had become the highest-grossing animation in history crossing the $1 billion mark for worldwide box office in March 2014. It's no secret that Disney's “Frozen” has become somewhat of a phenomenon since its release. “Frozen” merchandise flies out of Disney stores as quickly as it arrives
Teens and Travel: It Can Be Done and It Can Be Fun
We all know that travel with a teenager is much different than travel with a toddler. Teenagers are more difficult to please and have opinions on everything from the best music to the ugliest color and everything in between. So how do you entice someone that “knows everything” to want to go on the annual family vacation? Below are some tips. Ask For Their Input: Asking a teen to help plan the trip will make them feel more involved and in control. When you begin planning your