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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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Q&A: Designer Nanette Lepore Talks Carry-ons, Heavy Luggage, and Strategic Packing

September 16, 2014 by Hilary Sheinbaum

Fresh off New York Fashion Week, Fashion Designer Nanette Lepore is likely heading for a Miami Vacation with daughter Violet. But, in any case -- whether heading ... Read More »

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In Beverly Hills, a Fittingly Fabulous Chinese Restaurant Gets a Facelift

September 15, 2014 by Laura Motta

When you’re on vacation, the restaurants where you choose to dine can be as much a part of your experience as your hotel, or the sites you visit. If you’re ... Read More »

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The Instagrammer's Guide to Fall Foliage

September 15, 2014 by Christine Wei

Blazing red and orange leaves are some of the best reasons to travel in fall, and this year we wanted to find some unexpected foliage spots. So, of course, we ... Read More »

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7 Airport Terminals That Are Doing It Right

September 15, 2014 by Lane Nieset

Airport terminals around the globe are stepping things up a notch with high-tech designs, indoor art museums, and speedier ways through passport control. Here ... Read More »

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Deal Alert: L.A.’s First-Ever Hotel Week

September 11, 2014 by Anne Roderique-Jones

New York City’s annual Hotel Week started in 2011 with a simple premise: Offer great hotels for $100, $200, or $300 per night -- in many cases, a substantial ... Read More »

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“Always, always travel with ear plugs. They make chatty plane neighbors, loud street traffic, and rowdy hotel guests much more bearable.”

Christine Wei Assistant Editor

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