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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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What's New (and Affordable) in Santa Cruz

April 16, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

Best-known as a home to college kids, surfers, and hippies, the California town of Santa Cruz has a few less stereotypical, newsworthy attractions to boast of ... Read More »


Ojai: An Affordable, Rejuvenating Roadtrip from Los Angeles

April 15, 2014 by Will McGough

Often lost in the shadow of coastal spots like Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, and Los Angeles, the inland orchard town of Ojai is a remote hideaway popular with ... Read More »


5 Hollywood Studio Tours for a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Tinseltown

April 10, 2014 by Tommy Burson

From Superman stopping the Earth’s rotation, to locals fending off a twenty-foot great white shark, Hollywood has given us plenty of moments where we scratch our ... Read More »


How to: Visit Beverly Hills on a Budget

April 09, 2014 by Charu Suri

Beverly Hills has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. And of course, what immediately meets the eye is the Beverly Hills Hotel; the 90201 TV series; Rodeo ... Read More »


6 Free (or Nearly) San Francisco Experiences

April 03, 2014 by Jill K. Robinson

Tuck your wallet back into your pocket, because these San Francisco experiences are either completely free, or are nearly so. If you’ve already seen the city’s ... Read More »


“The bargain shopper with flexibility can find price tags as low as $499 for Mediterranean cruises often for last-minute sailings.”

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