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the Catalina Tile Experience

   Blogs,Local Life,Uncategorized   August 16, 2017  Comments Off on the Catalina Tile Experience

Make Your Own Catalina Tile Written by: Nick Recently, a few of us at the Hermosa Hotel decided to check out the Catalina Tile Experience offered by Silver Canyon Pottery. Located in Avalon’s “industrial area” on the same site as the original facility, Silver Canyon Pottery has been faithfully restoring, recreating,…

Catalina Pet Cemetery

   Blogs,Local Life,Uncategorized   July 17, 2017  Comments Off on Catalina Pet Cemetery

Buried Treasures Written by: Mindy Avalon is such a quaint and charming little town, and one of the favorite activities visitors enjoy is renting a golf cart and cruising around town. Venturing up and over Mt. Ada (where the old “Wrigley Mansion” sits), you’ll find sweeping views of the harbor and…

the “Catalina Happy Hour Tour”

   Blogs,Local Life,Uncategorized   June 6, 2017  Comments Off on the “Catalina Happy Hour Tour”

We couldn’t be HAPPIER about this tour Written by: Matthew and Devon Photos courtesy of: McCall and Nikki Ryan Photography Hermosa Hotel managers Matthew and Devon recently checked out the Catalina Food Tour’s “Catalina Happy Hour Tour” and have been RAVING about it! They wanted to share their experience of this tour…

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…