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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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6 Prime Whale Watching Destinations in North America

September 26, 2014 by Christine Dayao

When you think of whale watching, you might imagine sitting on a boat with a pair of binoculars, waiting for the world's biggest creatures to appear before your ... Read More »

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5 Affordable Beach Retreats in California

September 25, 2014 by Jill K. Robinson

Finding an affordable place to stay on or near a California beach isn’t easy. When you think you’ve identified the spot, it’s often pricey--or you'll find ... Read More »

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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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