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Avalon’s 36th Annual Underwater Cleanup

   Blogs,Local Life,Uncategorized   April 18, 2017  Comments Off on Avalon’s 36th Annual Underwater Cleanup

I Participated! Written by: Nick I have always had a passion for nature, but being a surfer and scuba diver, I too often see the signs of humanity. Trash finds its way into our beaches and oceans via runoff or littering, and makes its way into places human’s don’t even live,…

Surrounded by water, and yet…

   Blogs,Local Life,Uncategorized   February 7, 2017  Comments Off on Surrounded by water, and yet…

Surrounded by a Billion Gallons of Water but Not a Drop to Wash Your Cart Written by: Mark Well, that’s not exactly the case here on Catalina Island, but it has been.  Prior to 2016, islanders and tourists together used much more water than was available from the Edison ground water…

Catalina Island Recycling

   Blogs,Local Life,Uncategorized   January 24, 2017  Comments Off on Catalina Island Recycling

One Man’s Trash…  Written by: James The City of Avalon is unique, to say the least, with a population of about 3,500. However, during the island’s peak season [Memorial Day through Labor Day] it explodes to as many as 10,000 visitors per day. The commercial community is made of “mom and…

Traveling with Man (or Woman)’s Best Friend

   Blogs,Local Life,Uncategorized   January 3, 2017  Comments Off on Traveling with Man (or Woman)’s Best Friend

The Dog Blog Written by: Matthew and Featuring “Junior” and “Minnie” Having a dog is one of life’s great joys. They make us laugh, comfort us when we are down, and protect us even if we don’t know we need protecting. Being able to travel with our best friend(s) is something…

Island Camping

   Blogs,Local Life,Uncategorized   December 13, 2016  Comments Off on Island Camping

Overnight Camping in the Island’s Interior Written by: NICK A few weeks ago I went on a solo, overnight camping trip to the interior of the island. I would say I’m between beginner and intermediate camper, but I had never gone alone before and this was my first time camping on…

Go Fish!

   Blogs,Local Life,Uncategorized   November 29, 2016  Comments Off on Go Fish!

Something’s Fishy… Written by: DEVON Recently my friends and I got the chance to do some fishing on a day off – it was a great way to spend the day! We took out our buddy’s dinghy instead of fishing from the pier or mole, just to make the experience more exciting. We…

Catalina Outdoor Adventures

   Blogs,Local Life,Uncategorized   October 4, 2016  Comments Off on Catalina Outdoor Adventures

Leave Town and Get into the Island’s Interior… with Scotty! Written by: MARK Many of you reading this remember Scotty, who was a Hermosa Hotel front desk manager for four years. Well, after almost a year of applying and waiting, Scotty obtained the permits and has launched “Catalina Outdoor Adventures.” It…

Island Rhythms

   Blogs,Local Life,Uncategorized   September 13, 2016  Comments Off on Island Rhythms

            The sounds of the island Written by: JAMES Being a musician and living on an island is exactly how it sounds…like a dream. I’ve been writing music going on 4 years, producing music for 3 years, and have been living on this beautiful island for…

Quick Eats

   Blogs,Local Life,Uncategorized   August 24, 2016  Comments Off on Quick Eats

            Grubbing out island style Written by: NICK It’s lunchtime and your stomach is growling.. but what to eat?  While the island life is typically slow-paced and laid back, for the more active adventurers it can be hard to find time to eat between various activities….

Lovers Cove

   Blogs,Local Life,Uncategorized   August 11, 2016  Comments Off on Lovers Cove

            Swimming with the Fish at Lovers Cove Written by: MATTHEW When visiting Catalina, checking out Lovers Cove at least once is an absolute must.  This State Marine Preserve is both a pro and beginner snorkelers dream. With its crystal clear waters and abundant fish…