Road Trip: Malibu Legacy Park for a True Coastal Treat

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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

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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

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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 stroll along the water. The kids will be … [Read more...]