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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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9 Gorgeous Hotel Fireplaces

November 10, 2015 by Katie McElveen

What’s the best thing about winter? Curling up by the fire in one of these fabulous hotel rooms. Bear rugs optional but preferred.   Big Cedar Lodge ... Read More »


5 Reasons Why Malibu Should Be Your Next Wine Destination

November 03, 2015 by Kristine Hansen

Move over, celebrity homes and blissful beaches. These days, Malibu is angling to get wine drinkers and foodies into their parts of town. Just 40 minutes north ... Read More »


5 Places to Hang with Snoopy and Get Ready for "The Peanuts Movie"

October 12, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

The new Peanuts flick -- appropriately titled “The Peanuts Movie” -- opens on November 6. But if you can't wait till then, here are five places you can hang ... Read More »


11 Thanksgiving Weekend Hotel Deals Under $200 Across the U.S.

October 08, 2015 by Christine Dayao

According to this Orbitz report, the next couple of days will be some of the best for nabbingthe lowest Thanksgiving airfare, whether you're heading home to see ... Read More »


Saying "Aloha" to Hawaiian and Pacific Island Culture in San Diego

October 02, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

San Diego is part of the mainland, but in places, it can feel outright tropical thanks to the sailors and soldiers who brought a love of Polynesia back with ... Read More »

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