Road Trip: Malibu Legacy Park for a True Coastal Treat

Malibu Lagoon

Malibu Legacy Park is one of my favorite new parks in Southern California. My parents live in Ventura County, so I make the drive between Orange County and Ventura often.  I love to take the coast route along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). For years, that meant viewing a big vacant lot smack in the center of the village area in Malibu.  Now I get such a thrill seeing this park … [Read more...]

Celebrate Family Events Outdoors


My best friend's family used to celebrate every holiday hiking outdoors together. We started the same tradition with our kids . . . and the grandparents . . . and the aunts, uncles, cousins. There's something about a leisurely stroll in nature to bring out the conversation and connections. It's made every holiday and family occasion a little less hectic and a lot more … [Read more...]

Seabridge Marina Playgrounds in Channel Islands Harbor


Channel Islands Harbor is about an hour north of Los Angeles off the 101 Freeway (exit Victoria). As you're approaching Channel Islands Boulevard, you'll notice a fairly new development to the right off Wooley Road. It's a great little shopping area called Seabridge Shops. Park at the shops and wander the sidewalks for a great LONG stroll along the water. The kids will … [Read more...]