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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, and reproducing classic Catalina pottery […]

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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 beyond – perfect for Snapchats […]

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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 with you and encourage you […]

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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, such as underwater. In the […]

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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 pumping and our 30+ year […]

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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 pop” style shops, more modern beach […]

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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 we all would like to […]

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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 Catalina. I had done my […]

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