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Blue Whales, The Largest Animal On The Planet, Putting On Shows Off SoCal Waters

These days we are always looking for the next big thing. This summer, hop on a boat and head out onto Southern California’s coastal waters where the largest animal on the planet is sure to blow you away.

07/19/2013

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Guide To Waterfalls In Southern California

Southern California may not be the first place people think about when they think about waterfalls, but locals in the know have been seeking out these local cascades for decades.

CBS Los Angeles–04/13/2013

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Saddle Up For A Family Vacation At A Dude Ranch

Most people equate dude ranches to the range riding, doggie wrangling, pot full of beans eating experience we all watched Billy Crystal endure in the movie “City Slickers.”

12/28/2012

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Orange County Day Trip: Holy Jim Canyon

At first glance, folks wouldn’t think there was anything wild left in Orange County. Those folks have never been to Holy Jim Canyon.

12/21/2012

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A Guide To Orange County’s State Parks

Southern California is filled with dozens of state parks which preserve the history, culture, and beauty of the Southland.

CBS Los Angeles–11/23/2012

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Guide To Los Angeles County State Beaches

Southern California is filled with dozens of state parks which preserve the history, culture, and beauty of the Southland. Many of our parks are facing closures due to budget woes but Californians love our coastline […]

CBS Los Angeles–11/02/2012

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Blue Whale Watching With Dana Wharf Tours

The 2004 Indonesia earthquake and tsunami brought the blue whales to Southern California. At least that is the current theory those studying the blue whales that summer off the Orange County coast seem to be […]

CBS Los Angeles–07/27/2012

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Sea Kayaking in La Jolla

Left. Right. Left. Right. Paddle hard and then brace for impact. Paddle harder! One more salty smack in the face and then suddenly things are calm. The surf has been conquered and a wide expanse […]

CBS Los Angeles–07/06/2012

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Fieldtrip: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Standing just 5 hours from the towering skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles is a forest filled with giants created by Mother Nature. Beyond the big trees, Sequoia and Kings Canyon offer the same great hiking opportunities and Sierra Nevada vistas as Yosemite, but with far fewer crowds.

CBS Los Angeles–06/15/2012

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Family Fieldtrip – San Diego’s Mission Bay

One of the most family-friendly waterfront destinations in San Diego is Mission Bay a 4,200 square foot aquatic playground that is focused on recreation and tourism, offering families a variety of ways to have a memorable weekend getaway.

CBS Los Angeles–06/01/2012

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Family Field Trip: San Juan Capistrano’s Historic Los Rios District

Skip the LA traffic and hop on board the train for a day of exploring Los Rios.

CBS Los Angeles–05/25/2012

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A Guide To LA County Historic State Parks

CA state parks are facing closures due to budget cuts. Here is a look at LA County’s State Historic Parks, including a few which may be forced to close for good on July 1st. Why not show them some love before you can’t anymore?

CBS Los Angeles–05/21/2012

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Best Views in Orange County

From dramatic sea cliffs to pine-forested mountain tops to sprawling suburban landscapes, there is so much to see in OC! Wondering where the best places are to take it all in?

CBS Los Angeles–05/02/2012

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Best Tide Pools in LA and OC

Southern California’s tide pools are fragile ecosystems best explored with our eyes, not our hands, and most visible at low tide.

CBS Los Angeles–04/18/2012

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Family Field Trip: Scottsdale

If your kids love trains, pools, baseball, or horses, a spring weekend in Scottsdale could be the perfect family getaway.

CBS Los Angeles–04/04/2012

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