Friday, April 12, 2013

Aquarium Experience Winner Selected!

I recieved an amazing turnout for the Aquarium Experience. It was unbelievable!  Thank you to everyone that submitted an entry. 

Today is the date of the entry winner and the random drawing selected Zahra Premji.  Congratulations to Zahra!  I will be contacting her with all the information. 

Again thank you to all that applied. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Win an Unforgettable Aquarium Experience in California!

To kick off my new blog and create a dedicated following of fellow adventurers, I’ve managed to put together this wonderful trip experience (that you can win for FREE!!!).  This contest is open to all residents of the United States and Canada. 

This 2 person experience includes:
  • Round-trip airfare to Los Angeles, California.
  • Admission into the lovely Aquarium of the Pacific ( for a full and action packed day.
  • Scuba Dive the warm, 350,000-gallon Tropical Reef Habitat Aquarium exhibit and meet more than 1000 tropical fish up close and personal!  (If you’re not a certified open water diver with picture ID, you will get a behind the scenes aquarium tour instead.)
  • A face-to-face encounter with the charming resident Seals and Sea Lions in their habitat exhibit.
Sounds incredible, right?  You’ll get to meet some amazing animals, while learning what it takes to care for and feed the over 12,500 animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

In working with my wonderful contacts at the Aquarium of the Pacific, we’ve made this experience available to our lucky winner for FREE!

To enter, just email me at with your name and email.  Briefly tell me why you (and your guest) should win this experience.  The winner will be drawn from the names of all contestants.

On Friday, April 12th, I will post the name of the winner and contact them via e-mail to make the necessary arrangements.

Terms and Conditions:
  • Travel to Los Angeles must be taken during the week of May 6 with departure on May 12, 2013.  Aquarium experience must be taken on Saturday May 11, 2013.  Air travel valid from anywhere in the United States and Canada.  A Canadian winner must have a valid Canadian passport to qualify for free airfare.  This contest is open to those 21 years old and over.  The prize does not include hotel or other accommodation.  The prize excludes insurance and is non-amendable, non-transferable, and non-refundable for cash value.
Thanks for tuning in to Travel Blog California.  Spread the word.

Good luck to all!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Catalina Island is a Must See

I recently spent some more time on Catalina Island.  It still is one of my favorite places to shed the stresses of working in downtown LA.  Just 22 miles off the mainland, it is close enough that all Californians should try to take advantage of having such a paradise so close by.  There is so much to do out there from hiking the interior to underwater activities. 

This particular excursion was for some snorkeling at Casino Point.  The water is just so clear, and the fish are just so brightly colored that is impossible not to see an amazing underwater spectacle. This is one of my personal favorite when it comes to snorkeling in California.  I’m not the only one, as there are hundreds of companies that take snorkelers out there daily.  Despite the occasional crowd, the area is huge enough to really space out.  Shop around and pick a guide that takes fish food out there.  Those fish frenzies are a sight to behold.  Some guides will even draw certain marine life closer to the surface.  Always more incredible when you can say you were within tentacles length of an octopus.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Napa Wine Tasting Trip

Hello All!  This is my first blog post on this blog.  The purpose of this blog will be to share with you trips that I have taken throughout the beautiful state of California and the many adventures I get myself into.  Because I travel so much, I sometimes get opportunities to experience and offer great savings and tours that I would like to share with you all.  Whenever those come I'll make sure to post them right away.

To kick things off in this blog, I want to share a couple of photos from a recent Napa trip I took.  Napa is just simply gorgeous for wine tasting.  I can't believe that they have over 400 wineries there.  It was only my second time there so I can't imagine having new experiences like that every time I go by checking out new wineries every time.  It will be a smorgesboard of good times :)

Anyway, thanks for reading and check back soon!