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Happy 100th Birthday to San Diego’s Famed Balboa Park

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Balboa Park, just outside Automotive Museum. A century ago, the world came to San Diego – an amazing feat, considering that much of the world did not know San Diego existed. The occasion was the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. Its purpose was to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. In
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5 Chocolate Lover’s Destinations

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Posted in Activities, Belgium, California, Culinary, Europe, Food Tours, France, Holiday Travel, Nevada, North America, Scotland, Shopping, United Kingdom

Nothing says love more than chocolate – well, at least for most people. Why not plan a getaway to a destination known for chocolate? Go to a far flung part of the world where the heavenly creation of sweetened food made from cocoa beans excites your taste buds. What could
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Napa or Sonoma? Which One Should You Choose

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Domaine Carneros Vineyards While every state in the union now makes wine, you still won’t find any areas as well-known as Napa and Sonoma. They are two of the most recognized wine regions in the U.S. and they also happen to be right next door to each other in Northern
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Cruisin’ in Sunny San Diego With Your Canine Companion

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Beach Vacations, California, Holiday Travel, United States of America

Does your winter warm-weather search include a stop in San Diego? If it doesn’t, it should. Mild winters make this destination a favorite for anyone seeking an escape from snow and cold. It’s not uncommon to go walking on the beach on Christmas Day in flip-flops and shorts or jogging
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Rediscover L.A.’s New Revitalized Downtown

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Downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles, a once-deserted city center, has come to life again — after years of neglect — as a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood full of new arts, entertainment and food venues. Locals and tourists are flocking to the City of Angels center to enjoy Lakers games, concerts, plays,
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California Resorts Must Love Dogs

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Bed, treats, water dish and leash: Pooch needs a suitcase too. More and more people are packing up their dogs and taking them on vacations. Pet lovers want to travel with their dogs for both practical and sentimental reasons. Many dog-loving travelers head to California resorts for a trip to share
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How to Spend A Day on Catalina Island

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Beach Vacations, California, Cruise, Hiking, North America, United States of America

A beach on Catalina Island Santa Catalina Island is a slice of tropical life nested in Southern California. Once you arrive in Avalon, you can forget all your worries and play as if you’ve landed in the Caribbean. You will find Catalina Island listed as a stop for a number
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Unique Day Trips in San Francisco

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Posted in Biking, California, Destinations, North America, United States of America, Wild Life, Wine Tours

San Francisco has a lot to offer to both tourists and locals. Take a ride on a cable car, be awe inspired by the ingenuity of the Golden Gate Bridge, eat a noodle bowl in Chinatown- there are so many places to explore and experience. These sites attract thousands every
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Join the World’s Biggest Halloween Party in West Hollywood, California

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, California, Destinations, Festivals, Gay and Lesbian Travel, North America, Solo Travel, Style, United States of America

Want a Halloween celebration full of fantastical costumes, throbbing music and jumping bodies?   Welcome to the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, the world’s largest Halloween street party.  It’s a Halloween celebration that’s both family-friendly and hedonistic at the same time.  If you love Halloween, dressing up, or just partying with
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Top 5 California Coastal Getaways

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the California Coastline Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fun in the sun at one of California’s many beaches. The sunshine state’s coastline offers a diverse array of experiences – from the north’s mountains thrusting straight up from the sea to the pristine beaches of San Diego. Here is
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Muir Woods – a Wilderness Right Outside San Francisco

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Posted in California, Destinations, Hiking, United States of America

Giant redwood tree soars into the sky. In the middle of the little town of Lahaina on the island of Maui, there is an ancient banyan tree that is massively huge. It has spreading, winding branches that fill the little park where it’s located. It’s quite impressive and was the
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Top 10 Beach Vacations

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Posted in Activities, Australasia, Australia, Beach Vacations, California, Caribbean, Europe, Family Travel, Hawaii, Lodging, Luxury, Mexico, New Zealand, Romance, United States of America

Beach at Paradisus Punta Cana The world is full of beautiful beaches, but some places are better than others to spend your vacation. Think about what you really want to do on that trip before deciding where to go. You will find more to do than lying by the ocean
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The Sweet Street Sounds of San Francisco – A Guided Tour

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Posted in Activities, California, Destinations, North America, United States of America

It is easy to romanticize the past, making it out to be even more enjoyable than it was in reality…and I’ve been known to indulge in a harmless bit of embellishment myself now and then…so it is with conscious effort to keep hyperbole to a minimum that I continue. Cable
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Best Places To Spot a Celebrity

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Most tourists believe that a trip to Hollywood guarantees a glimpse at some of Tinseltown’s biggest celebrities.  The truth is that unless you know where to look, the only stars you will be gazing at will be the celestial ones in the night sky. B-list and below stars often want
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