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 Duke and Daisy are  taking you to the 31st state

California greeted explorers, vacationers, and adventurers for years and there are still many attractions for families to explore in the Golden State today. Duke and Daisy share the best family California adventures.

Special California stories


On September 29, 1542, Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo explores San Diego Bay


On January 23, 1845, gold is discovered in the California Gold Rush with 300,000 people traveling from around the globe in search of riches.

On May 16, 1966, the Beach Boys release their album Pet Sounds, featuring unusual instruments like bike bells and dog whistles.



John Muir


The Naturalist and conservationist who influenced the creation of many national parks.

Luther Burbank


Born in Massachusetts but living in Santa Rosa

where this botanist created 800 new strains of plants

Cesar Chavez

A childhood farm worker, Chavez later strived

to bring better conditions and pay to farm laborers.

Wonderful California Nature Visit

The magical world of Disney Land

 The dream world of Hollywood


Duke and Daisy’s Book Expert’s Book Recommendation

California Travel Activity Book and Journal Paperback by Family A Go Go by Lauren Kotwal


A kids California activity book and journal! Are you planning a family trip and want to help your kids learn about where you are going AND help them stay engaged while you are there? This book includes information about the history, culture, mythology, natural environment, and places to visit around California. Not only are there fun facts and information, but also activities for kids to do on almost every page. Need something to occupy them while out to eat? Pull this out, read about what you’ll see next, and then hand it over and watch them play and color. There are also journal pages where they can draw and/or write about the things they are doing, seeing, and eating along the way creating a keepsake that they can look back on for years. Follow Family A Go Go (family_a_go_go) on Instagram to see what we are working on and where we are traveling!





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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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