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Family Friendly Things to Do in Redondo Beach

This post brought to you by California Association of REALTORS®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. I’ve been a Los Angeles South Bay (Manhattan / Hermosa / Redondo Beaches) resident since I first discovered this little pocket of paradise in 2005. Having lived in …

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Get More Out Of Your Travels

This post brought to you by Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. Whether I’m traveling for business or for pleasure, I’m always looking for ways to get more out of travel. Collecting miles on flights or finding ways …

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Wat Doi Suthep: Thailand’s Temple of the White Elephant

According to legend, a white elephant, carrying a relic of the Buddha, was released into the jungle and began to climb a large mountain in the center of Chiang Mai, Thailand – Doi Suthep. When it reached the top, the elephant trumpeted three times before dying on the mountain. King Nu …

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5 Family Friendly Activities in Gulf County Florida

This post brought to you by Visit Gulf County. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. Our family has been visiting Florida each spring for the last five years. So when we finally made the move to Jacksonville this year it already felt like home. We …

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3 of the Most Beautiful Travel Destinations Along the Volvo Ocean Race

There is no dispute that the Volvo Ocean Race is the toughest offshore sailing race in the world. Known as the Everest of racing, it begins in Alicante, Spain and spans 39,379 miles (almost two laps around the equator!) with stops in 9 countries before finishing in Gothenburg, Sweden – a …

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Pro Tips For The BEST Universal Orlando Experience

Taking on Universal Orlando is serious business, one that we’re trying to get down to an exact science, which is why we try to visit every spring break – it has nothing to do with being adrenaline junkies, we promise. Last year, we discovered the beauty of Fast Passes and the …

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Top 10 Attractions of San Juan Puerto Rico

This post brought to you by Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. In San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, the Atlantic Ocean laps against the shores and provides a serene setting for the miles of beautiful beaches. Ponce …

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Tour the Na Pali Coast with Captain Andy’s Sailing Adventures

The Na Pali Coast is one of the most special places on Kaua’i. Along the North-West coast, these rugged cliffs offer grand views of valleys, caves and waterfalls winding their way to ocean depths below. In order to protect this beautiful terrain, Na Pali can only be seen one of …


Finding the Right Hotel in San Francisco

Whether you want to go on a vacation to another country or you prefer to stay close to home so that you don’t have to drive that far, there are a few general things to keep in mind that can save you money on your trip. Booking hotels in San …


The Dovekeepers of Masada Israel

Roma Downing’s The Dovekeepers: Miniseries airs on CBS, Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, a two-night miniseries based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same title written by Alice Hoffman. The historical fiction story is based on the real-life events of the Siege of Masada in …