Tag Archives: History

Here Are 8 Women who Traveled Alone and Led Adventurous Lives

Throughout history, bold women have been casting off the shackles of conventional life. Women who fought courageously and tirelessly to assert themselves as individuals and experts in their field, something most men have had the luxury of taking for granted. … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Ortega Highway: A Dumping Ground For Serial Killers

A scenic road winding through mountains, pine forests and pastoral valleys, connecting South County and Lake Elsinore, is a crucial link for commuters, and a weekend thrill ride for motorcyclists, and also a dumping ground used by criminals who wait … Continue reading

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The History of Crystal Cove State Park

Orange County may not be known for its hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor adventures, but the free-spirited outdoorsman/woman knows much better. I’ve been exploring Orange County for two years and have never found myself unsatisfied by all of its … Continue reading

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Abalone Sea Cave & Portuguese Bend Palos Verdes

Smoke from fires set by Native Americans hunting game on the hillsides overlooking San Pedro Bay, inspired Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo to name this natural harbor Bahia de los Fumos or “Bay of Smokes.” On October 8, 1542, when … Continue reading

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Why You Should Take In The Views From Point Vicente

Set on the curve of a steep cliff, where it has stood since 1926, the San Vicente Lighthouse is a historical beauty that continues to renew its usefulness with every passing night. The Vicente Lighthouse has long been one of … Continue reading

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The Murder House & Final Resting Places

Who can forget the terrifying house of horrors from season one of American Horror Story? Surely, anything so outrageously scary can’t be real. Um … guess again. From the first time I saw the “murder house” on television I had … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Hidden Mansion Ruins of Malibu’s Solstice Canyon

Just off the Pacific Coast Highway, between Pepperdine University and Point Dume, Solstice Canyon, is an unusually scenic hike to the ruins of a once-grand private estate. In 1952, “supermarket magnate” Fred Roberts and his wife Florence commissioned an architect … Continue reading

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