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What do you get when you mix a "Mad Men" theme, 150 of SoCal's top bloggers and the Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau? A kickin' party, that's what! This past Sunday, October 9, AOCVCB hosted the first ever OC Blogger Bash at the Anaheim Convention Center as our "coming out party" in the blog community. We wanted to get to know bloggers, the "new" journalists and have them get to know us and the fabulous destination we promote.

The Oom pah pah bands play traditional polkas in their leiderhosen and the ladies in corsets serve shots of Jaeger Mister. The crowd is festive, the beers are lifted high to the saulte '€œProst!'€ The cool air brings the scent of fall and harvest. It must be time for Oktoberfest!" 

Finding a delicious gluten free burger can be a challenge for people who suffer from food allergies, especially while traveling. A juicy fresh gluten free burger can be found less than a mile away from Disneyland at the historic 1940'€™s style Ruby'€™s Diner.

There is no better thrill to seek in summer than the wild slides and cool lazy rivers of Orange County'€™s water parks. Not only are water rides exhilarating and fun, but it'€™s a great way to keep cool in the summer heat. So are you looking for a '€œcool'€ place to go this summer to beat the heat? I will tell you about my favorite places to make a splash in Orange County and also give you a few of my best water park tips that I have learned thought out the years.

As temperatures begin to climb in Orange County, closets are in dire need of spring/summer-cleaning and most likely, some new, refreshing pieces. Luckily, Orange County is a shopper'€™s dream- an oasis of malls and shopping centers full of unique and trendy boutiques, haute couture and affordable fashions alike.

Fashion is an ever-changing landscape and retailers are no different. Here are some of the latest and greatest additions to Anaheim/OC area shopping centers and malls.

Spring is in the air, and the sunny weather beckons us outdoors."  One of my favorite things to do outside is to blow bubbles."  It'€™s an inexpensive hobby, requires very little skill, and it simply puts a smile on your face.

The search for the best Christmas lights is one of my favorite holiday traditions." Each year, I cozy up in pajamas, map out my route, grab some hot cocoa, pile my loved ones in the car and turn up the holiday tunes in search of the best Christmas light displays in Orange County.

This year, we are highlighting favorite OC Christmas light displays to maximize holiday spirit and enhance your twinkle viewing experience:" 

Photo: Todd Lechtick, 2011

The end of summer is right around the corner, and what better way to end your summer than a festival of international dance in sunny Southern California? From a celebrity Master of Ceremonies, to famous international dance performers, the Anaheim International Dance Festival is the perfect curtain call for your summer." 

Children look forward to it all year long. It is one of the few times of year they are allowed to indulge in excessive amounts of sweets and treats and dress up like their favorite characters and personalities. The air is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter. It's Halloween time!

One thing to keep in mind when taking your little ones trick-or-treating on Halloween is safety. Here are a few of the safest and most popular places to trick-or-treat in Orange County:

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