Magical Times with Magical People! – California & the Canyons

  Hello Parents and Friends of Cali and the Canyons, Please, no pictures! Our trip members embodied their inner celebrity while walking down the famous Rodeo drive. Thanks to a ‘misunderstanding’, Sammy was mistakenly recognized as “that guy from that T.V show”, as ordinary people made their way to take a picture with him! As […]

Cruising through California

Hey Trip 16 followers, Here’s a quick update from our stay at Lake Tahoe.  Our adventures started with a white water rafting trip – a first for the majority of us. Although some of the trip members were nervous prior to the ride, we all ended up having a great time (with some of us […]

Soaking up the Sun by Lake Tahoe

We kicked off America’s 239th birthday with a voyage south to the beautiful and lush Lake Tahoe. The staff decorated the bus with streamers, posters and window decals in red, white and Old Glory Blue. We played trivia games, learned some fun-facts (for instance: did you know that Americans consume 100 acres of pizza every year?) […]

Friends, Food & Fun! – California and the Canyons

Hello Parents and Friends of Cali and the Canyons, It’s been an eventful week and our trip members have just begun to enjoy their Hollywood experience. Our week began with camping in Lake Tahoe, where our group worked together to create a wonderful camping experience.  Jesse, our very own Iron Chef, manned the grill at […]

In the L.A. Spirit

Day 1 (June 28, 2015): This morning all the Trip Members arrived bright and early to the airport to be greeted by their staff. Together, we flew from New York City to Los Angeles and met our favorite bus driver, Michael. Turns out, Michael has previously worked as an extra on many well known TV […]

A Golden Start in San Francisco

Hello Families! We’ve been busy kicking off our summer in San Francisco. We started getting to know one another while walking around in Chinatown, where some of us got to try homemade fortune cookies, browse the different shops, and eat some great Chinese food. The next morning consisted of playing a number of group activities […]

San Fran: Dressed to Impress – California and the Canyons

Dear Parents of California and the Canyons, While many believe travel begins at point A and ends at point B, at Westcoast Connection the journey is half the fun. As we make our way from San Francisco to Tahoe to Ventura, this is as good a time as ever to fully grasp how amazing our […]

Serving San Diego! California Community Service

  Captain’s Log: June 30th, 2015 Greetings from sunny California! What a great first start we’ve had in San Diego! With trip members coming in from near and far, including 3 international trip members, we spent lots of time making sure everyone had a chance to get to know each other and feel comfortable. In fact, […]

Westcoast Vibes in San Francisco

Dear Families of California & the Canyons, Greetings from San Francisco! We can’t believe we’ve only known each other for 3 days! Our crew met in the airport on Day 1 with no snags and all our flights arrived on time. We met up at baggage claim and all said our first hellos! Before getting into the […]