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14 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Multiple blue hearts form the shape of a whale for Valentine's Day

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a fresh bouquet of roses, a sparkling piece of jewelry, and your favorite colored teddy bear. These gifts and others have been given for hundreds of years in celebration of the famous holiday called Valentines. Although this day brings forth candy, companionship, cuddles, and kisses, it originally began back in…

When is the “Best Time” to Go Whale Watching in Dana Point?

Blue whale next to 50-foot catamaran Manute'a

A dolphin and whale watching tour can be one of the most unique and unforgettable experiences, leading many to place such an excursion at the top of their bucket list. As plans come into play to make this dream a reality, a common question is “when is the best time for whale watching?” When is…

Why Do Experiences Make the Best Christmas Gifts?

Siblings wearing Santa hats on a boat

It’s that time of the year again! The time of year where you sport your favorite Santa sweater, the pair of tight toed booties you’ve been storing at the back of your closet, and that childlike grin you’ve been saving since your birthday. As the days inch closer to the most wonderful time of the…

The 4th of July Holiday Guide

Fireworks in front of American Flag

From fireworks to fairs: 10 amazing ways to celebrate in Orange County.     There’s so many local options to choose from this 4th of July, which to do?  While some families might opt for the backyard BBQ rather than jostle with crowds, everyone agrees that there is just something about coming together with the…

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father's Day, Dad and son surfers on the beach

10 affordable Southern California experiences to share with Dad!   Whether you’re planning ahead or need a last minute Father’s Day gift idea, we’ve got you covered thoughtful, fun gifts for Father’s Day.  So for the man who snuck you that extra scoop of ice cream, told far too many Dad Jokes and always managed…

Top 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


This year, give experiences! If the idea of foraging in a local mall to find just the right gift for the woman who bathed you, fed you, supported you, (and bailed you out a few times) doesn’t appeal, you’re not alone.  Sure, parfum, electronic fitness bracelets and gluten-free truffles can fill the bill for some,…