Day Trip: Channel Islands National Park

Day Trip: Channel Islands National Park

Located off California’s central coast, Channel Islands National Park spans across five islands rich with pristine views and wildlife. Great for those who want to escape civilization for a day and be surrounded by nature, it’s highly recommended to visit at least once in your lifetime. Each island offers...
Scenic Sunday Drives: Short on Length, Long on Leisure

Scenic Sunday Drives: Short on Length, Long on Leisure

If you’re eager to hit the road again but want to hold off on a long trip that requires lots of advance planning, then scenic Sunday drives are the perfect in-between solution. Check out these shorter stretches of road that offer all the amazing scenery without any of the...
Where to Whale Watch in Orange County

Where to Whale Watch in Orange County

Every year, more than 20,000 gray whales make the 10,000 mile round-trip journey from Alaska to the warm waters of Baja for breeding season. That is the longest recorded distance that any mammal migrates on an annual basis. Winter is peak gray whale migration season, and with 70 miles...
Tips for Having the Perfect Beach Day

Tips for Having the Perfect Beach Day

Everyone loves a vacation in paradise which usually involves sunbathing on the beach and taking a dip in the water. Be sure to avoid putting yourself (and others) in danger by following these simple tips when heading to the beach: Ask a Lifeguard & Stay Close Choose beaches with...
Surprise! Happy Mother’s Day

Surprise! Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and we celebrated by surprising 80-year-old Julie with a vacation! Julie is an amazing mother and grandmother, and her daughter Janet jumped at the chance to enter her mom in a Mother’s Day story contest through GPX, our management company’s timeshare exchange network. The...
Top 5 Favorite Historical Experiences in Orange County

Top 5 Favorite Historical Experiences in Orange County

  Quick historical facts about Orange County: It was originally part of Los Angeles, but the state legislature made it a unique county in 1889 after the discovery of silver in the Santa Ana Mountain led to an influx of new residents. The county was named “Orange” to suggest...
Day Trip to Laguna Beach’s Summer Art Festivals

Day Trip to Laguna Beach’s Summer Art Festivals

Located just a half hour north of Dana Point, Laguna Beach’s bustling art scene and adorable downtown provide the perfect excuse to drive up the coast. Visit before the end of August to participate in three art festivals: the Festival of Arts with its acclaimed Pageant of the Masters,...
The Grown-Up Kid’s Guide to SoCal Theme Parks

The Grown-Up Kid’s Guide to SoCal Theme Parks

Capistrano SurfSide Inn truly has a special place in Southern California’s heart.  Conveniently located between Los Angeles and San Diego, our resort is the perfect “home base” for all of your SoCal adventures, especially if include theme park fun. Spend the day riding world class roller coasters and making...
How to Find Cheap Airfare for Your Vacation

How to Find Cheap Airfare for Your Vacation

Cheap airfare can be elusive. A few weeks ago I found an incredible deal for my upcoming trip to Cabo San Lucas. But by the time I went back to Kayak to book the flight, gas prices had increased considerably and so had the cost of my tickets. It turns...
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