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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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Checking in: The Carlyle Inn in Beverly Hills

July 31, 2015 by Zachary Laks

Riding high from a recent renovation, infusing $1 million into its 32 rooms and suites, The Carlyle Inn arrives on the Beverly Hills scene as one of Pacifica ... Read More »


7 Cool Summer Treats in San Francisco

July 23, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

One of the perks of summer is cooling off with a tasty summer treat, and there’s no better place to find one than in San Francisco. Here are our seven favorite ... Read More »


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 »

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