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City Feel With Major Convenience––It’s Time to Move to Orange County

If you’re like us, you often dream about starting over in a bustling metropolis. The rush of people, the nightlife and all of the amazing things to eat, see and do are invigorating and inspiring, but heading out to large cities like LA or New York can be intimidating. For those who want that big-city energy but still long for a little extra breathing room (not to mention the beach being a short drive away), head to Orange County, California.

5 Must-Try Restaurants in Dana Point—You Will Thank Us Later

From the eternal sunshine to the dazzling ocean views, Dana Point is one of Orange County’s crown jewels. But it’s much more than just a pretty face—its upscale eateries and fresh, sustainable ingredients also make it a foodie’s paradise! So whether you’re an out-of-towner who wants to get a taste of the local flavor or you’re a resident looking for your new favorite hangout, these five Dana Point restaurants are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Birria, Al Pastor or Veggie? Here’s Where to Get the Best Tacos in OC

Southern California may be known for its stunning ocean views and breezy lifestyle, but the food scene is in a league of its own! California cuisine is the result of pairing fresh local agriculture with deliciously multicultural roots—and a large part of these roots stem from Mexico and Latin America. While we’re huge fans of Mexican food in general, we want to taco ‘bout a dish that’s near and dear to our hearts. Whether you like them doused in salsa or piled so high the tortilla nearly splits, tacos are a quintessential part of SoCal eating—especially in Orange County. So without further ado, here are 12 tacos you have to try in OC!

Twentynine Palms’ Hi-Desert Daydream Just Opened, and We’re Already OBSESSED!

Located in Twentynine Palms near the Joshua Tree National Park entrance is a newly opened boutique featuring a collection of some of the desert’s favorite artists, makers and designers. Hi-Desert Daydream was born from the creative, collaborative minds of Roaming Travelers Founder Chelsea Evans and Thirty9Fox Owner Melisa Tennies. The two wanted to see a space where businesses like their own could truly thrive—and that’s exactly what they did!

5 Reasons to Say “I Do” to an Ethically-Made Engagement Ring

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but their relationship with our planet is toxic at best. Diamond mining also deeply affects people and communities in the form of exploitation, child labor, injuries and major conflicts (to name a few). So if you’re worried about cloudy ethics dulling your engagement ring’s shine, you could look at alternative gems and stones…or you could still enjoy a beautiful, genuine diamond at a fraction of the ecological, ethical and monetary costs.

10 Orange County Bakeries for Everyone Hooked on “The Great British Baking Show”

Where to Get Baked [Goods] in OC Whether you have an insatiable sweet tooth or your favorite food is a carb, we can all agree that Orange County has some of the best bakeries in California. Our location is ideal: the consistently warm climate is the perfect temperature for proving bread, we’re always on top of the next big trend and there’s a gym around every corner, so you never have to feel guilty. Best Bakeries Orange County So, after treating ourselves to all these glutinous goodies, isn’t it time we show our local bakers and patissiers some love? Slip into something comfortable; we’re going on a tour of the best bakeries in Orange County (because let’s be honest: there’s always room for dessert)!

Vikings and Council of Dads Star Clive Standen Talks Being a Man of the Modern Age

On the surface, Clive Standen is what you’d picture as the definition of manliness. He’s played warriors, is an athletic champion and does his own stunts. Get to know him a little better and you’ll find that beyond the biceps and the beard is a caring father of three, an ambassador for marine life and someone who loves singing along to Mumford & Sons. In other words, Standen represents less of what it means to be a “man’s man” and more of what it means to be a man of the modern age.

6 Art-Stopping Installations to Add to Your Joshua Tree Bucket List

Joshua Tree, home of the Joshua Tree National Park and the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had from Joshua Tree Coffee Company, can be described as a quiet, dirt road town that’s perfect for bouldering, stargazing and getting in touch with nature. But what you may not know is that it’s also home to some truly wild art installations. Ready to be wowed? These art destinations are full of everything from trash-to-treasure sculptures to cute and cuddly crocheted curios.
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Small-Scale Globe Trotting the Orange International Street Fair

We’re pretty lucky in Orange County; no matter what kind of food you’re in the mood for, whether it’s English pub food or a Lebanese gyro, finding your fix is only a “near me” search away. But during the Orange International Street Fair, you get to experience the flavors of many different regions and cultures while enjoying a variety of music and entertainment, all within walking distance.

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