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I Found a SoCal Waterfall WITH WATER!

A SoCal Waterfall with Water

As most people know, California was in a severe drought from 2013-2017.  Even now, when the state is supposedly no longer extremely deprived of water, it is quite difficult to find water-based natural landmarks, like rivers, creeks, and waterfalls, that actually have a decent amount of water flowing through them.  I actually hiked a different waterfall a few weeks ago, and it only had a trickle of water.  But I was determined to find a nearby waterfall hike to satisfy by obsession (as seen by this post and this one and this one).  So when I found a SoCal waterfall with water, I was hyped.

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Continental U.S. / North America

The Secret Tips and Tricks to Disneyland’s Toy Story Midway Mania

Toy Story Midway Mania Disneyland Disney
A couple of weeks ago, my family came to visit, so we decided to go to Disneyland’s California Adventure Park together.  By far our favorite ride is Toy Story Midway Mania, but we could never figure out how people could get those high scores of 500,000+ points!  Our strategy: ride the ride and play the games as many times as we could.
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Continental U.S. / North America

Pirates’ Cove Hike: Sun, Sand, and Sea Lions

Pirates' Cove Hike Sunset

Remember that amazing beach in Southern California I wrote about a few weeks ago – Pirates’ Cove?  Well, I went back for another visit and found out that there was a Pirates’ Cove Hike!  The path leads to amazing views of the sunset and an overlook above a bunch of sea lions!!  And, to make it even better, it’s not too strenuous.

Therefore, to continue on with my trend of outing all of my secret adventure sites – like I did with Likeke Falls and Ko Olina’s Secret Lagoon, here are some directions to get to this sea lion overlook.

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Continental U.S. / North America

Santa Barbara: A Hidden Gem of California

Santa BarbaraWhen people think about visiting California, they think about hitting up places like Los Angeles or San Francisco. If they’re going to be a little off the beaten path, maybe they’ll head over to San Diego or Malibu. But there are so many more little hidden gems in California – like Santa Barbara.

This weekend, I spent an entire day in Santa Barbara. Usually I’d just pass it by on a drive from SoCal to The Bay. Maybe I’d make a stop to check out the pier and grab some food, but I’d never dedicated time to spend there. But, this weekend, I found out that there is so much to do there! Being from Hawaii, there are four things that we do when we explore: eat food, go on hikes, chill at the beach, and check out the views. Santa Barbara had all of these, so I was all about it.
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Continental U.S. / North America

Pirates’ Cove: My New Favorite Southern California Beach

Pirates' Cove
I absolutely love beaches.  When you find one that you like, it becomes the perfect place to escape from the crowds, the stress, and the worries of life.  It becomes an amazing getaway, just like the beach I wrote about in my very first post.  However, even though I’ve gone to school in Southern California for around a year now, I still hadn’t found my perfect getaway beach.  Until now.
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Continental U.S. / North America

What ACTUALLY Makes My Blog Different from All the Others? – Thanks, Pittsburgh, for that Realization

Things to Do in Pittsburgh Sunset

I’ve always thought that my blog was different from the thousands of other travel blogs out there.  My goal has been to try to show the adventures that you can have in every day life, not just when you leave your home.  I’ve been convinced that every single city, town, or village out there has something to do.

But then I went to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and my belief was put to the test.

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