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Jolly Oyster
California Travel

Day Trip | Oyster Shucking and Picnic in Ventura

The Frenchman and I love oysters.  My love affair with oysters is much more recent, but the Frenchman’s love for oysters stems from his youth.  Raw oysters are a staple in the French cuisine, especially during the holidays and the Frenchman’s memories of eating…

Catalina Island
California Travel

Day Trip | Catalina Island

Just an hour ferry ride away from Los Angeles is Santa Catalina Island, which makes it a perfect weekend destination for Southern Californians. But as a SoCal native, I haven’t visited the island… Until now. Catalina Express offers free round trip rides on your…