It's Boat Season in San Diego!

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

It’s boat season in San Diego! Summer is coming to a close and there’s no better time to enjoy the bay and the ocean on one of our amazing boat tours. Whether you want speed, wildlife encounters, relaxation or histor[...]

Wetsuits from Trees

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Most of the gear that surfers utilize, while catching a wave, is typically manufactured with materials that are generally toxic to the environment. Wetsuits are made of petroleum-based neop[...]

Why the Octopus should be your Favorite Animal

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Octopuses are adaptable, intelligent, and alien-looking. What’s not to love?! Judging on appearance alone, the common octopus has a bulbous head, 8 arms, and it’s mouth is its butt. The[...]

Spring Break without Breaking the Bank

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

It is that time again. A week long vacation from school, grades, homework, and responsibilities. What better way to blow off some steam than taking a quick trip to a tropical destination. W[...]

Seeing Red

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur when large amounts of algae propagate out of control while creating toxic effects on people, fish, shellfish, marine mammals, and birds. Though rare, human[...]

FAQs about California Sea Lion Strandings

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

According to the NOAA website there was a significant increase in the number of California sea lion pup strandings along the beaches of southern and central California (especially Santa Bar[...]

You Don’t Know Where That’s Been

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

One of our favorite tours offered on the island of Oahu is the Manoa Falls Hiking Tour. This is a stunning hike through Manoa Valley’s lush rain forest, ending at a magnificent 100+ foot [...]

Forgetting Sarah Marshes: The Importance of Wetlands

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

When visitors travel to the island of Oahu, 90% of the time they will be staying in Waikiki. Waikiki has been seeing tourists since 1830’s, and was originally the playground for Hawaiian [...]

Whale, Whale, Whale. What Do We Have Here?

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Humpback whales are vacationing along the Hawaiian Islands! Now is the perfect time to see them in their natural habitat. Local favorite viewing spots include Sandy Beach, Makapu'u Lighthou[...]

Laguna Beach Bucket List

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Laguna Beach has all of the coastline beauty and unbelievable marine life to peek your interest. But it is really the history, the art, the culture, and the geology that can keep you occupi[...]

Laguna Beach History

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Since the very beginning, Laguna Beach has stood apart from the rest of Orange County thanks to its dramatic topography. Vertical cliffs, natural carved coves, cavernous canyons and rolling[...]

Laguna Beach Treasures

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Marine Protected Areas are being created all along the California coastline to help the state’s unique ecosystems thrive. These designated areas allow visitors open access to enjoy the natural wonders and marine specie[...]

Science Can Help Restore a Reef Near You

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Scientists are becoming more and more concerned about world-wide coral bleaching, and there seems to be an imminent threat of total marine ecosystem desolation. We have mentioned in previous blogs the travesty that c[...]

Let’s Show a Little Hue-Manatee

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

The Florida state marine mammal, the Florida Manatee, is a cousin to the elephant and weighs in around 1,200 lbs (550 kg). These gentle creatures are known for their curiosity and hefty appetite. Thanks to the [...]

Keys to Success (Why do the Florida Keys’ Mangroves matter?)

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

The 220 mile long chain of limestone islands that extends from the southern tip of the Florida mainland to the Dry Tortugas is known as the Florida Keys. They are islands that formed approximately 125,000 years[...]

Leave the Skis at Home

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Maybe you’re visiting Mammoth Lakes area but you’re not a hardcore skier or snowboarder. You are looking for something a little bit different? You might be searching for an experience that is more than just a[...]

Mammoth Lakes Wildlife

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Looking for an amazing opportunity to see bears, coyotes, and elk? Our knowledgeable tour guide staff will take you into this fantastic landscape and provide you with the know how to traverse this vast, wild kingdom.[...]

Mammoth Lakes = Year Round Fun!

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Mammoth Lakes has activities and adventure all year-round. For some people, there is a constant debate of which season is the best. Summer allows for kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbi[...]

Infamous Camp Rich

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

One of our favorite South Lake Tahoe sites is Camp Richardson, and honestly, we are not the only ones. Camp Richardson, with its history, culture, and views, was named as one of the top hotspot destination areas for [...]

Lake Tahoe Residents

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Lake Tahoe is extremely privileged to partake in such splendor and ecological diversity. The Steller’s jay and mountain chickadee are just a couple of the more than 300 bird species that reside within Lake T[...]

ENDANGERED Coastline

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

An announcement from NOAA, in 2015, focused on eight endangered marine species and three of these organisms are found directly off the San Diego coast. The animals that NOAA wanted to highlight were specificall[...]

The Formation of Lake Tahoe

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Lake Tahoe is known as one of the most breathtaking lakes in the United States, and its magnificence has been admired for many years. Known as the second deepest lake in the United States [...]

The History of Mission Bay

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Mission Bay rests on the south end of Pacific Beach in the city of San Diego. It is best known as a recreational and aquatic park comprised of about 4,400 acres, with 27 miles of shoreline, and 14 miles of bike paths. Th[...]

La Jolla Caves: The Thrill of Danger

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

The mystery and danger of La Jolla’s sea caves have cast a spell of fascination over the local community and foreign visitors alike for many generations. The White Lady, Shopping Cart, Clam’s Cave, Sunny J[...]

I Screen, You Screen, We All Use Sunscreen

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

The first thing we do when we head to the beach is grab our shades, a good book, beach towel, and sunscreen. We often don’t think twice about reapplying a thick lather of SPF before taki[...]

Fish are Friends. And Food.

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

One third of global fish populations are over exploited due to over fishing, so it is important to understand the detrimental impacts we are having when choosing to consume certain seafood[...]

You Jelly?

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Jellyfish are not nearly as dangerous and menacing as they are perceived to be. Many species are, in fact, harmless to humans and are mostly gelatinous masses that peacefully make their wa[...]

The History of Surfing

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

When traveling from the Marquesas Islands and Tahiti, the Polynesians brought with them many skilled water men/women and a deep respect for the ocean. The Tahitians were said to have belly[...]

The Best Hiking Trails of Oahu

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

There are some amazing sites to be seen right outside of Waikiki! The island of Oahu was formed over 2 million years ago by two volcanoes: Koolau and Waianae. Between these two mountains y[...]

Resolutions

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

It’s the time of year when we all make a commitment do something nice, start a new diet, or sweat it out in the neighborhood gym. On the path to self-improvement, one out of three Americ[...]

Snorkeling Safety Tips Before You Jump In

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Always have a friend, family member, coworker, etc. go with you when snorkeling. Accidents are more likely to occur when you are snorkeling solo. That being said: make sure you stick toget[...]

One Fish Two Fish

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

One Fish Two Fish Written By: Emily Hauck The ancient Hawaiian fishponds, or loko i’a, incorporate aspects of natural beauty, with cultural influence, and histori[...]

Where on Earth are the Coral Reefs?

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Are you as stoked on coral reefs as we are? If I could, I would pack my bags, my snorkel, and head out to explore each one all over our world. Let’s talk about some information on the largest reef on Earth and the bigg[...]

A Historical Nod to The Neighborhood of La Jolla

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Looking north towards Black Beach. That small building in the far distance is the first Scripps Hall. So I rarely give myself the opportunity to editorialize on these blogs but I came across something the other day that[...]

The Swell Life: How Underwater Bathymetry Affects Wave Shape

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

This is it. The swell has arrived. Days of anticipation and planning have culminated to this very moment. Everything appears to be in place: your sick day was approved, the truck is fueled up and ready to go, boards are [...]

Best Bike Paths In San Diego For When The Surf's Flat

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Let’s face it, the surf doesn’t always cooperate with us surfers. Sometimes it’s the wind. Other times it’s a complete lack of swell in general. A flat spell; these can be trying times. I know growing up on the E[...]

The Swell Life: Mechanics of Wave Production

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Oh, swell. As surfers, it’s one of our favorite words in the English language. Whenever there’s a swell event on the horizon, we tend to ask our[...]

Five Things You Should Know About Sharks In San Diego

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

When you live near an ocean, you tend to get acquainted with the surrounding aquatic plant and animal life. And of the abundance of marine life we have here in San Diego, it's evident that the area boasts a significant s[...]

Surfing as an Alternative to Team Sports

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Before I was a surfer I played a fair amount of team sports during my younger years. Think about that sentence for a moment, specifically the beginning, “Before I was a surfer.” I clearly identify myself with the sur[...]

Best Places in San Diego To Go On A Hike

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Living in America’s Finest City certainly has its perks. From the beach to ample craft breweries to a thriving nightlife, San Diego is quite the place to be for people who want to “go and do.” We’re also blessed [...]

Purchasing Tips When Looking For Snorkeling Gear

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Snorkeling is a great way to get outdoors and experience how our aquatic neighbors spend their days in the deep blue. It’s a common vacation activity that gets the whole family, or friends, involved. From diving in the[...]

Tips For Safely Taking The Paddle Board Out For a Spin

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

There’s nothing more relaxing that taking that paddle board of yours out and about in the late afternoon or morning sunshine. It’s a great way get some exercise and check out the local scenery at the same time. Plus,[...]

Top 5 Yoga Studios in Pacific Beach

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Whether you’re just starting out or visiting from out of state, it’s important to know where the better yoga studios are in the Pacific Beach[...]

What Goes Into a Great Pair of Yoga Pants

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Yogi’s and yoga pants fanatics everywhere can agree that when it comes to the selection of yoga pants out there, it’s a big, big world. There seems to be an endless supply of buyers optio[...]

Top Five Places In Pacific Beach to Refuel After a Surf

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

There’s nothing more relaxing than a morning surf with you buddies in Pacific Beach. Whether it’s a dawn patrol session or a natural hangover cure, the ocean serves as the great healer of any ailments. And as surfers[...]

The Perfect Match: How Yoga and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Go Hand-In-Hand

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Yoga and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Use these two words in a sentence and you’re bound to turn heads. Not because individuals assume you’re speaking another language, but because not a whole lot of people realize the overl[...]

Blaze New Trails With These Great Hiking Shoes for under $100

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Anyone who loves the outdoors understands the beauty you can encounter on an afternoon hike. From the flora and fauna to the vistas to the accomplishment you feel after an hours long excursion up that treacherous trail. [...]

A Guide to the Beauty of The La Jolla Reefs

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Visiting San Diego and looking for some sightseeing options? Check out the famous La Jolla Reefs in the Southern Part of the county for an abundance of marine life and wave watching. The area is world-renowned for its be[...]

How to Pick Out Your First Surfboard

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Get ready for summer at the beach with these tips for purchasing the right surfboard. Types of boards vary based on skill set and wave quality. And making sure the right board is chosen before you hit the surf ensures yo[...]

Top 5 Places to Stay in Pacific Beach

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

As fun as traveling can be for the wandering soul or yearly vacationer, it can get a bit stressful at times. From getting lost to planning activities to delays in transit to even places to stay. And for areas like Pacifi[...]

5 Marine Animals You Should Expect to See in San Diego

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

One of the majesties of the living within a stone’s throw of the mighty Pacific Ocean is the abundance of marine animals in an around the water. From paddle boarding to surfing to snorkeling to simply soaking up the su[...]

Benefits of Team Building in Corporate Events

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Team building. For some, it’s an opportunity to socialize with their coworkers outside of the office. For others, it’s a nice break from work for an afternoon. For everyone, however, team building in the workplace he[...]

Yoga for Beginners: Top Disciplines to Consider

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

For anyone interested in entering into the yoga space, choosing the proper style and school to fit your needs and mindset may get a tad confusing. Though the art of yoga in itself stems from century-old practices and bel[...]

Do Jet Surfboards Spell the Future of Surfing?

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

By now we’re all familiar with jet surfboards. Be it out in the water, at your local swimming hole or bay, or reading about them in blogs such as this, we’ve seen and at the very least -as surfers of course- wondere[...]

Best Snorkeling Gear for Your Buck

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

As the allure of the outdoors continues to get us off the couch and into the wild, and what better way to visit our aquatic world on a semi-regular basis than snorkeling? It’s fun, easy, safe and best of all anyone[...]

A Guide to Purchasing the Right Pair of Yoga Pants

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Just like fingerprints, no two yogis are exactly alike. And the diverse selection of yoga pants available on the market these days certainly reflects this fact. Depending on your style, use, and personal preference, your[...]

The Top 5 Places to Snorkel in San Diego

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

At the right time and place, snorkeling can transport you to another planet. From lush seagrass to strawberry colored bat stars to colorful pastel fish coasting seamlessly with the current, life under the sea can t[...]

7 Fitness Tips to Get that Beach Body this Summer

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

It’s February everyone. Time to dust off that workout gear and begin shedding those unwanted winter pounds we all packed on during our indoor hibernation. Summer in San Diego comes early, like mid-February early, and i[...]

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Paddle Board

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Over the past several years stand up paddling quickly took root among recreational enthusiasts and outdoorsman and woman as a way to get some exercise while having a bit of fun. It seems that everywhere I look and surf, [...]

Majesty and Mystery of the La Jolla Caves

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Mention the La Jolla Caves to any San Diego native and their eyes immediately light up. A true majestic natural wonder in our backyard, the La Jolla Caves are a fantastic escape from the hustle and bustle of Southern Cal[...]

5 Yoga Poses to Get Your Day Started off Right

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Yoga is getting more and more popular as it continues to break out as a mainstream hobby and lifestyle from its previous niche market. The term comes from ancient Sanskrit and refers to the union of mind and spirit. I do[...]

Snorkeling History: An Aquatic Pastime for Centuries

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Nowadays, snorkeling is a favorite vacation activity for families and friends to take part in during their exotic trips to the world’s most pristine and beautiful coastlines. Depending on the location, snorkelers can s[...]

Beach Fitness: Your Gym Is The Beach With Surf You To The Moon

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

What are your goals for 2016!? Looking to get into good shape but don't want to go to the stuffy gym?! Are you a surfer or a beach lover and wish to stay in shape on the beach and not pay for a gym membership you will ne[...]

Strength and Durabilty: Carbon Fiber Adjustable SUP Paddles

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

For anyone who's been bitten by the stand-up paddle board (SUP) bug, it won't take long before you begin investing in your own equipment. And when doing so, it's important to research not only the board itself but also y[...]

Stand up for Fitness: Paddle Boards By Surf You To The Moon

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Every year it seems that stand-up paddle boarding continues to increase in popularity; which makes sense. For years, Hawaiians took to their paddle boards when the surfs down to stay in shape for those magical winter swe[...]

Water Wisdom: Mind and Body Benefits of Water Sports

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

For a long time water sports have been considered a craft of heroism and bravery. Swimming first appeared in the1896 Olympic Games as a response to the development of the swimming pool. We're all aware of the popularity [...]

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By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

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Travel Blogger Alyssa Ramos Visits Surf You To The Moon

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting travel blogger and owner of mylifesamovie.com Alyssa Ramos for a full day of snorkeling and paddleboarding. We're happy to [...]

SHARK WE(A)K!

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Written By: Emily Hauck Why we should be worried about the decline in shark populations? Because without sharks in our oceans the entire marine ecosystem[...]

Study Sheds Light on New Coral Threats

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

The Great Barrier Reef could be in imminent danger, according to a recent study by the University of Sydney, published in Global and Planetary Cha[...]

5 Marine Animals You Can Find in Hawaii

By Travel You To The Moon | 2017-11-22

Hawaii is known for its biodiversity and tropical ecosystems, so it is no surprise that some of the most magical of aquatic creatures can be spotted right off our island shores. They e[...]

What To Know Before You Snorkel

By Travel You To The Moon | 2018-02-16

Snorkeling is a great sport and it is a lot of fun. All you need to practice the sport is yourself (including your sense of adventure and energy) as well as some snorkeling gear (snorkel mask, snorkel tube, and fins). [...]