Category Archive: California

Feb 16

Hollywood & Griffith Park Part 2: …to the Stars Below.

…continued from Part 1: Griffith Park & Hollywood – From the Stars Above…

 

Hollywood and the Stars Below

After days spent exploring the high ground that towers iconically over Hollywood’s famous streets, it was time to head back down from the hills. Back down at the bottom of the canyons our drive …

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Dec 02

Wildlife Wednesday: Whale Watching at Dana Point, CA

In week two of our California trip we moved down to the Orange County coast and there was one thing I could not wait to do. Go whale and dolphin watching.

California is renowned for having some of the best whale and dolphin watching in the world, with …

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Nov 24

8 Fun Things to Do with Young Children in Santa Monica, CA

We spent the first week of our California trip in Santa Monica, LA’s famous beach-side city. As places to stay in LA. go Santa Monica is pretty family friendly and has a lot going on. It was a perfect place to take life easy and adjust to the US and …

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Nov 21

Hiking in Tamescal Gateway Park, Santa Monica

I am writing this post at 0510 in the morning. Whilst the girls’ jet lag has finally worn off, mine seems to have turned into chronic insomnia. At least I can put it to good use by finally making a start at documenting our month long trip out to California.

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Oct 27

Santa Monica by Bus (no, you don’t always need a car in LA)!

As we headed out for the afternoon in Santa Monica last week we passed the friendly lady in our local corner store. We exchanged a few pleasantries and she asked us where we were going.

”The Natural History Museum in Downtown LA.’ I told her.

‘By bus?’ she asked incredulously, taking in my bulging rucksack-come-child-carrier, …

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