Nancy Doyle

Nancy is a Southern California native who has lived in Orange County for most of her life. She enjoys sharing the many historical, scenic, cultural, and eclectic areas that most people usually drive past without seeing. She loves the fact that it’s possible to paddle, pedal, and even backpack just a short drive from home.

Skip Brunch for Mother’s Day: Take Mom on a Picnic in Orange County with these Options

Mother’s Day is when you most need your brunch game to be strong. We love brunch as much as you do, but we don’t love the simmering anxiety of being in a restaurant on its busiest day of the year (besides Valentine’s Day). Aren’t there better options to celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day in Orange County? Moms …

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The Real Natives of Orange County: The Definitive Nature Center Guide (South County)

Question: Is there wildlife in Orange County if we’re not talking about what comes out at night and hits the bars in Newport Beach? Most of us would be hard pressed to name more than sea gulls and squirrels. Local trees? The palm trees and eucalyptus are imports. Even the wild mustard that turns the …

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Everything’s Coming Up Wildflowers: Your Complete Guide to Orange County’s Wild Blooms

Spring is the real New Year. Everything is blooming. Colors are vivid. The air smells better. And around Orange County, you’ve probably seen unexpected pops of color on hillsides and stretches of land that are normally in an earth tones palette more suited to a reality TV celebrity dining room. We haven’t had the deluges …

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