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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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From $72: Travel Deals for September and October

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July 14, 2016 by Laura Powell

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7 Must-See, Design-Centric Sights in Palm Springs

July 06, 2016 by Laura Motta

Palm Springs is a classic destination to see American design at its best. From Spanish-style haciendas dating back to the turn of the century, to angular ... Read More »

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Beyond the Sips: 7 Winery and Tasting Room Trends On Our Radar

July 05, 2016 by Kristine Hansen

Over the past few years, wineries and tasting rooms across the U.S. have made the experience less stuffy and formal byintroducingcasual-minded perks or add-ons. ... Read More »

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10 Hotel Pools for Every Personality

July 04, 2016 by Hillary Richard

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