Our California Holiday


Sierra NevadaI have grown up in Sydney, Australia and my whole life I have dreamed of taking my family to America, this was the year we got to go. Homeschooling has created the space for us to make this dream a reality. As well as working and saving hard, having the flexibility to holiday and paying less on school fees afforded us a unique opportunity to explore America.

We went from Orange County Beaches and Disneyland, to California’s extraordinary National Parks, then on to San Fransisco, San Diego and back to Los Angeles.

If you would like to check out our adventures, which will perhaps either inspire you with some ideas, or give you practical tips, or at least some snaps of some of the most beautiful scenery on earth.

Day One: Flying from Sydney to Los Angeles and a Day on California’s Beaches

Newport Beach

Day Two: California Adventure Land

Disney at Night

Day Three: Disneyland

Mia Disney

Driving from Anaheim to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park 

John Muir Lodge Porch

Mineral King Mountain Drive, Sequoia National Park; Part One

Mineral King Peak

Visiting General Sherman, Sequoia National Park; Part Two

Sierra Nevada

From Sequoia to Yosemite National Park; travelling with 3 Kids

Kids at Crescent Meadows

Yosemite Valley, My Favourite Day on Planet Earth

Valley Tour Yosemite Valley

Glacier Point and Rainbows on Waterfalls at Yosemite National Park 

Glacier Point View

From Yosemite to San Fransisco, a Full and Exhausting Day

The Painted Ladies

San Fransisco Trips, Alcatraz, Ghiradelli and Pier 39

Pier and Alcatraz

From San Fransisco to San Diego

San Fran to San Diego Flight

Wandering the World Famous San Diego Zoo with the Family

Polar Bear Zoo

San Diego; Visiting the USS Midway Museum, Seaport Village and Old Town

Restaurant Water SD

Orange County, Visiting Saddleback and Shopping


Shane at Saddleback

Our Last Day in California

In N Out


I would love to hear from you, are you planning a holiday? Already been? Let me know in the comments, I love hearing from you.

Lots of Love


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