Yosemite National Park

For nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers, Yosemite National Park is an unmissable destination.

Located on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, it spans three counties in California and covers a vast area of 761,268 acres (1,200 square miles).

This natural wonderland is characterized by its mountains, steep granite cliffs, valleys, rivers, waterfalls, and lakes. It's also a sanctuary for Giant Sequoia trees and a diverse array of flora and fauna, including the American black bear and California brown bear.

Medieval Times

Medieval Times

Recently, my family and I received an invitation from the king to attend a feast and tournament at the Medieval Times castle and were given the royal treatment.

During this momentous event, we enjoyed a four-course meal and were entertained by many acts of bravery, swordsmanship, jousting, and combat. 

Going to Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament felt like we stepped back in time to an age of castles, kings, knights and stallions, battles of honor and chivalry, and great duels to the death. If you enjoy movies like The Sword in the Stone or shows like Merlin, then you will feel at home in this medieval 11th-century castle. 

Long Beach, California

Long Beach (LB) is one of the larger cities in California with its own ports, shopping centers, and beaches.

It is located at the southern end of Los Angeles county – bordering Orange county.

The city is known for its waterfront attractions, including the Queen Mary, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Cruise Terminal, and the Catalina Boat Terminal.

Long Beach also hosts the Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Long Beach Pride Festival and Parade, and

Mission Escape Games

Mission Escape - Bank HeistI heard a lot about escape rooms but never participated until recently when I visited the Mission Escape Games location at the Garden Walk, Anaheim.

Did you know? The concept of escape rooms was inspired by "escape-the-room"–style video games. It's a live-action game that brings virtual puzzles to the real world.

I fell in love with the games right away. It is a great way to spend an hour and a half having fun with friends and family and using your brain to solve puzzles.

If you haven’t tried an escape room yet, here is an explanation: It is a game in which a team of players discovers clues, solves puzzles, and accomplishes tasks in one or more rooms to accomplish a specific goal in a limited amount of time.

Rocky Mountains Zipline adventure

Rocky Mountains Zipline - Bill ZainExperiencing the thrill of soaring through a forest canopy is exhilarating. While it's not exactly flying, ziplining offers a similar rush of adrenaline and awe.

During my visit to Denver, I embarked on a zipline adventure with Denver Adventure, opting for their 6-zipline package complete with a media option.

Denver Adventure boasts some of Colorado’s longest and fastest ziplines, with lengths ranging from 850ft to an impressive 1,900ft. These ziplines reach speeds up to 60mph and heights up to 250ft above the ground, offering a heart-pounding experience.

Set in a stunning nature park within the Rocky Mountains, just a 30-minute drive from Denver, the ziplines offer breathtaking views and an unforgettable adventure.