Beaches and ocean, mountains, lakes, deserts: California’s landscapes are so diverse that you most probably don’t know where to begin with. This section will offer travel experiences from other CISC members not only in California, but also in other American States. So, read on some of our articles, prepare your National Parks pass and get ready for your next road trip!

Christmas Displays around Pasadena

Are you staying in Pasadena for the holiday season and wondering where you can enjoy some holiday spirit?

Check out this article written by Chihiro Nakamoto to discover the best lighted streets around town!
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Paso Robles, Morro Bay and Hearst Castle – California Road Trip

Though we all long for vacations and secluded places, the current pandemic makes it hard for us to travel. What if you could see discover new horizons from the comfort of your home, or the city you live in? Through our Monthly Astronomy Series, Julia Marin-Yaseli de la Parra will invite us to embark on a journey by simply looking at the sky above our heads.

Pasadena’s Annual Rose Parade

It’s this time of the year again when Pasadena covers up the streets with floats made of flowers for the enjoyment of young and old alike! In this post, Marta Navales gives us some tips to attend the event and enjoy the wonders of this floral festival!
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Renting an RV for $1/day

If renting an RV is your dream, but you find it too expensive, know that there is a way to rent one for as much as $1.00 per day… Or so says the ad.
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The Big Island of Hawaii: Sun, Sea and Volcanoes!

Ever wanted to visit Hawaii? Read about Akshita’s experience visiting the Big Island of Hawaii and her experience scuba diving in the Pacific Ocean, snorkeling with Manta Rays, soaking up the sun in Hawaii’s picturesque beaches and visiting the site of an active volcano.
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Flying a Falcon and a Hawk

Have you ever dreamt of petting a huge bird of prey? Well, we don’t know if this is actually possible, but you can actually follow a lesson and learn how to fly them! How cool is that for an experience?
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Paso Robles, Morro Bay and Hearst Castle – California Road Trip

Ever wondered what road trip you could do on a 3-day weekend in Southern California? Then follow Amanda’s steps en route to Morro Bay.
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Scuba Diving in the Cenotes

This April, Akshita visited the cities of Merida, in the Yucatan and Guadalajara. Read about her experiences scuba diving int he cenotes and visiting Tequila!
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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park | ©Julie H.

Why is everyone visiting that Californian desert falling for those fancy trees? What is so attracting in such a dry, remote place? To discover it, follow Julie on her journey to Joshua Tree National Park and get ready to escape to one of the most iconic American parks.
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2019 Super Bloom

©Aude C.

A wet winter in Southern California means an explosion of wildflowers in the deserts. Here are some tips on where to go to observe this phenomenon.
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Culture Fix: Museums of Pasadena

Started as a pensioner’s paradise and a resort town for wealth East Coast families looking for a respite from the winter cold, Pasadena is now famous for so much more – from the Rose Bowl Parade to the monthly flea market and, of course, Caltech!
Today, Pasadena houses around 150,000 residents and is probably the most cultured suburb of the Greater Los Angeles Area. Museum-goers from all over California flock here for their culture fix – be it art, history, theatre, architecture or nature.
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