Plan Your Vacation to California’s Channel Islands

In 2016, more than half of American workers left a total of 662 million vacation days unused.

I am one of those workers. So, in desperate need of some excitement in the middle of dreary January, a trip to the Golden State, California, seemed not only intriguing but positively necessary.

But where to go, and what to do? The Visit California website has a “California 101” series that features short videos of many of the state’s destinations. Amongst the amusement parks, luxurious resorts and classic shopping districts, it was the outdoor activities I kept circling back to – and particularly the video for the Channel Islands.