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The Perfect Weekend in Santa Barbara: Luxury, Wine and Adventure

I think we can all agree that life is full of, well, life. You never know what tomorrow, or even today, will bring. Whether it be hectic, joyous, disappointing, exciting, stressful or satisfying – I’m always looking for more. More what? More experiences. More food. More laughter. More discoveries. More …

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Temecula: Where the Sun and the Earth Meet

What do you do when you’re dying to get away but only have a couple days to do so? Plan a staycation! Staycations can make the perfect couples’ weekend getaway and for those living in Southern California, Temecula is the ultimate staycation destination with plenty to see, do and eat. Temecula …

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Mountain High: Where Los Angeles Goes to Ski

This winter, California has seen an unprecedented amount of snowfall. Everywhere from Tahoe to Big Bear has seen record breaking snow showers, and Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood, CA is no exception. I was lucky enough to be invited for full day of fun in the snow by the kind …

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La La Land: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

Summit Entertainment’s critically acclaimed new film, La La Land, is a love story. Not just one about a boy and a girl, but a love story about a city that has appeared time and time again in films since the dawn of cinema: Los Angeles. While the plot of the …

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A Weekend Getaway to The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Family vacations are an important part of growing up for many children and for many adults, family travels bring about some of the best memories of their childhood. That’s why, when choosing a family vacation destination it’s important to choose somewhere that offers the opportunity for unforgettable memories to be made, …

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The Food and Wine Lovers Guide to Paso Robles

Nestled near the mountains, beaches, and deserts of Central California you’ll find the small cowboy town of Paso Robles. Known for its many vineyards and hot springs, Paso Robles also sets the perfect scene for a romantic getaway catering to food and wine lovers. Due to its location and year-round …

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Best Spots to Stand Up Paddle Board in Southern California

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has increased in popularity during the last two years due in large part to being a fun way to play in almost any body of water with minimal gear. Not only is it fun, it’s a great way to get up close and personal with …

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Summer in the City: 5 Things to do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the best place to be if you’re staying in the city for the summer. Not only are you surrounded by all the glories of nature everywhere you look in Southern California, but there are events and entertainment opportunities available day and night. Imagine… if you lived here, …

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Adventure Palm Springs

Tell people you’re headed to Palm Springs for a getaway, and you’ll likely conjure up one of several images: golf games, shopping, spas and very hipster music festivals. And while Palm Springs does offer ample opportunities to experience each of these, the truth is that it is this and so …

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Destination Southern California: The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach might be known for having some of the best beaches in California but there is so much more to this seaside city in Orange county. In addition to an extensive artist community and seaside escapes, there are also hidden gems like The Ranch at Laguna Beach. This coastal ranch …

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Season of the Force Takes Over Disneyland’s Tomorrowland

By now you’ve felt it: the energy in the air. Sure, the holidays are approaching with their usual joyful crackle of magic, but this year the excitement is distinctly over-the-top as fans of a certain tale from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away eagerly anticipate the …

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The ABCs of Oakland: 10 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

Oakland is unlike anywhere else in the country. Here’s the lowdown on what you need to know before you go. 1. Art Deco theaters and more Oakland is not San Francisco. It has its own architecture, and this cityscape includes some amazing holdovers from the economic boom the city experienced …

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Family Friendly Things to Do in Redondo Beach

I’ve been a Los Angeles South Bay (Manhattan / Hermosa / Redondo Beach) resident since I first discovered this little pocket of paradise in 2005. Having lived in various spots in Southern California my entire life, I’ve had the pleasure of growing up with year round sunshine and the smell …

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Explore the Wild Side of The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

When was the last time you saw baby Jaguar cubs in person? Or peered up at a family of giraffes? How about enjoyed a safari trip in the desert? Not recently? Well, California’s Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert offers up close, guided tours and much more than …

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Knott’s Scary Farm Is Back to Haunt For More

As September rounds to a close, nothing welcomes the fall season quite like the start of Halloween festivities. Bobbing for apples and carving pumpkins are plenty fun in their own right, but those looking for more frightful fare can be sure Southern California is already scaring up its collection of …

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The Wyndham at Anaheim Garden Grove

I’ve spent many a conference week in and around the Anaheim Convention Center in Orange County California, so I when I had the opportunity to stay a night at the Wyndham at Anaheim Garden Grove, I expected more of the same: vanilla and boring, catering to either the convention center …

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