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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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Ojai: A Cheap & Chic California Weekend Getaway

April 20, 2015 by Kristine Hansen

Wedged between the expensive seashore city of Santa Barbara and the beach cities of Los Angeles County, Ojai is in the perfect spot for a budget-friendly ... Read More »


All the Buzz: 5 Sweet Beekeeping Experiences

April 14, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

Bees do more than make honey -- their pollinating efforts contribute to the landscape you see and the local foods you eat. These five beekeeping experiences ... Read More »


6 Great Spring Bird Migration Spots in the U.S.

April 13, 2015 by Jill K. Robinson

Even if you’re not a dedicated birder, it’s easy to get a glimpse of thousands of feathered friends during the spring migration. Some optimal spots to spy ... Read More »


Deal Alert: Rodeo Drive's Only Hotel Rolls Back Prices for Memorial Day Weekend

April 10, 2015 by Christine Dayao

Have plans to visit the most famous zip code in the world -- Beverly Hills, 90210? We suggest Memorial Day weekend, since that's when the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel ... Read More »


3 Hidden, Quiet Beaches in SoCal

April 09, 2015 by Gowri Chandra

Southern California has no shortage of umbrella-studded white sand beaches and bustling boardwalks. But if you're looking for something a little more rugged and ... Read More »

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