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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 Fisherman's Wharf to the Embarcadero: San Francisco's Evolving Waterfront

February 04, 2016 by Kristine Hansen

San Francisco's northeastern waterfront used to be characterized by Fisherman's Wharf, conjuring up images of a cheesy boardwalk, kitschy stores, street ... Read More »


Hearst Castle, Hollywood's Elite Hideaway, Is Returning to Its Former Glory

December 11, 2015 by Nilina Mason-Campbell

One of California’s grandest landmarks is Hearst Castle, a gilded and stately property that sits atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Recently, the U.S. ... Read More »


‘Tis the Season! 5 Best Malls for Holiday Shopping in the U.S.

December 02, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

In the market for the right gift for that special someone? These are to best malls to seek out. From super-sized to high-end, they have something for everyone ... Read More »


10 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 not required(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 »

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