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California — Thanks mostly to the international glamour of Hollywood and the freewheeling reputation of San Francisco, even those who have never been to California have no trouble picturing the famously diverse state. Equally a source of wonder are the Napa and Sonoma wine regions, the towering redwood forests, the dramatic coastline of Big Sur, the sheer cliffs of Yosemite, and the desolate dunes of Death Valley.

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For everything from the natural and idyllic to the urbane and hedonistic, all packed into the Golden State.

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7 Cool Summer Treats in San Francisco

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5 Major Differences Between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure

July 17, 2015 by Christine Dayao

On July 17, 1955, the world was introduced to a new force in family entertainment and vacations: Disneyland. Though many critics predicted that it would fail, ... Read More »


Checking In: Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

July 15, 2015 by Zachary Laks

Having recently undergone the shift in management from Sheraton to an independent hotel company, the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel reopened for business this ... Read More »


4 Ways to Explore San Pedro (Beyond the Cruise Zone)

July 09, 2015 by Nilina Mason-Campbell

Just south of Los Angeles proper, San Pedrois a major port that welcomesover one million passengers each year. In fact, it's the largest cruise ship terminal in ... Read More »


Skip the Crowds: 3 Overlooked San Diego Beaches

July 08, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

San Diego’s wide stretches of sandy beaches can be jam-packed with surfers, families, and sun worshippers -- especially on summer weekends. Avoid the crowds at ... Read More »

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