Little Adventures

Adventure can be found anywhere, it’s just a matter of seeing the opportunity! Of course it also helps that we live in the beautiful Bay Area of California, where we’re spoiled by the temperate weather and the great mix of culture and food. Take a peek at our Little Adventures throughout California, where we’ll share our favorite Bay Area spots and take you along to some local events, where food is always a guarantee!

Balboa Park Botanical Garden, San Diego
San Diego
Ah, Sunny San Diego, where the weather is perfect 99.9% of the time and flip flops are acceptable 100% of the time! I (Adrienne) was lucky enough to attend UCSD
photo of Christmas lights displays
The Best Neighborhood of Christmas Lights
As you might have expected, after our visit to the Autumn Lights Festival, we were pretty excited to see what Christmas might bring around. We’ve just begun to join in
photo of lights at the Autumn Lights Festival at Gardens at Lake Merritt
Autumn Lights Festival in Oakland
There's nothing I love more than festive lights and even more so if I don't have to wait until the holiday season! So leave it to Oakland to create a
photo of wine and terrariums
Oakland Adventures: Temescal Alley
We first discovered Temescal Alley while wandering the neighborhood as we waited for a table down at Burma Superstar, some number of years ago. It is a magical place. First,
Photo of beer and food, Eat Real Festival, Jack London
Eat Real Festival
Oakland is all about craft - food, beer, art - and there was no better way to celebrate it than at the 9th annual Eat Real Festival. The Eat Real
Photo of dancers, Polynesian Festival & Aloha Outrigger Races, Santa Cruz
25th Annual Polynesian Festival & Aloha Outrigger Races
A much smaller festival than we anticipated, but as we were told, “things were a little different this year, because, changed a few things”. Still, it made for a great
Photo of lanterns, Peace Lantern Ceremony, Berkeley, California
Peace Lantern Ceremony
The Peace Lantern Ceremony is held in the beginning of August to remember the anniversaries of the world’s first atomic bombings (August 6 and August 9). The tradition of floating
Hayward Shores photo
Hayward Regional Shoreline
A great East Bay hike that winds through marshland along the bay. There's five miles of graveled public trails and multiple access points. Bring a jacket and sunglasses, as it
Obon Festival, San Jose photo
Obon Festival
Obon Festival is a Japanese Buddhist festival to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. There were a number of celebrations throughout the Bay Area this year, so we decided to