As a huge fan of the beautiful, tranquil and picturesque Catalina Island in SoCal (Catalina and Disneyland Resort are my two favorite SoCal destinations), I was absolutely thrilled to see this promo offer from Catalina Express in my e-mail inbox in 2011, 2012 & 2013!!: In 2014, I happened to notice that the offer was extended when I checked the Catalina Express website. http://www.catalinaexpress.com/birthday_promo.php Basically, Catalina Express - the primary means of ocean transportation to the lovely Avalon in Catalina - is giving away FREE round-trip boat passage/tickets to everyone on their birthday (the current, existing promo ends on December 31, 2014, but I have learned that the offer is once again being extended beyond that -- through 2015!!). All you have to do is register your info on the Catalina Express website at the link above. This, of course, will not cover your food, lodging or activities on the Island, but if you have never been to Catalina, take my word for it that it's a great day trip (as well as being great for a weekend), whether you do a lot or do very little in the way of activities - and also take my word for it that getting FREE round-trip boat fare is a very good value to get to the Island. (The current round-trip boat fare is something like $73.00 and some change!) I could be happy just getting to the Island and sitting on a bench, overlooking the water, scouting for sea life! I missed being able to use the 2011 offer, but I happily took advantage of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 birthday trips. I am so excited to be able to take advantage of this offer once again, in July 2015. Everyone register ASAP!! Be sure to order your free 2014 Catalina Island Visitors Guide (this is a magazine that is put out every year, and the Chamber of Commerce or Visitors Bureau will mail it out to you for free) to get an idea of what you can do while on the Island!! The newest Visitors Guide will be available sometime in January 2015.