If you haven’t heard of Catalina Island, then you are really missing out! For many of you who don’t know, it is an island just off the coast of LA (about an hour boat ride with Catalina Express). A real hidden gem! To be honest, I haven’t heard of this place until about a couple months ago, and now I wish I have visited it sooner. Though small, the island is incredibly charming. It actually has more a Mediterranean feel rather than Californian to it. There are lot of pastel colored houses with beautiful hand-made tiles, a harbor fulls of yachts, and turquoise and blue colored water. The main ways of transportation on the island are either by foot or with a golf cart. Very few cars are allowed on the island, which made it very peaceful and safe.