Long Beach Holiday Season
Dec01

Long Beach Holiday Season

The Long Beach holiday season kicks off with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on November 27 at the Terrace Theater Plaza. It’s a night filled with festivities and fun, including holiday photo booths, train rides for kids, a brass band, choirs and other holiday treats.   Culture Club Expect literal pyrotechnics during this year’s performance of The Nutcracker the Long Beach Terrace Theater. A live symphony orchestra...

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Ventura Holiday Events
Dec01

Ventura Holiday Events

This year Ventura Harbor Village has a dazzling array of holiday events, shopping and dining by the sea. Ventura Harbor is a one-stop destination for all things sparkling on the water:   1. Santa Paddle – NEW! Kids eyes are guaranteed to light up when they spot Santa cruising by on a paddle board! Old Saint Nick is temporarily trading in his sleigh for a paddle on Saturday, December 8 from 11 am-Noon in Ventura Harbor Village and...

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Disney On Ice Presents Dare To Dream
Dec01

Disney On Ice Presents Dare To Dream

Celebrate what’s possible as five daring Disney Princesses spark the courage inside us all in Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, skating into the Southland this holiday season from December 13th – January 6th!  Featuring Disney’s Moana for the first time in a live production, hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring the Disney magic to life and take audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains in this...

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SoCal’s Quick Costa Rican Getaway: El Mangroove
Dec01

SoCal’s Quick Costa Rican Getaway: El Mangroove

It’s been called the “land of art in nature” and for those who love spectacular landscapes, Costa Rican is a travel-must. If black sand beaches and vibrant colored sunsets are your idea of a tropical getaway, El Mangroove in Northwest Costa Rica should rank at on the top of your proverbial bucket list. With an unhurried vibe and hammocks placed in each guest room, this is where visitors come to unwind and indulge in...

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Book Review: National Geographic’s Almanac 2019
Nov26

Book Review: National Geographic’s Almanac 2019

By Kimberly Schmidt   To all you weary-eyed holiday warriors—the National Geographic Almanac 2019 is hot off the press and it’s the first-ever edition for adults! That’s right, now we can stop pretending to know as much as the Nat Geo almanac-reading kids in our lives and respond to their trivia with some dignity.   National Geographic is doing what it does best—delivering cutting-edge information to help us rekindle a...

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