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#TravelTuesday: Discover Dreamy Destinations in the U.S. and Beyond at the Travel & Adventure Show

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One of my favorite shows to cover as a journalist is the Travel and Adventure Show in Long Beach. This year the 11th Annual Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show took place last February 27 and 28 at the Long Beach Convention Center. It was awesome! Talk about a virtual tour around the world. There were hundreds of exhibitors including…

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Hotel Zephyr San Francisco

Travel Tuesday: I left my heart in San Francisco at Hotel Zephyr to be exact

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We had less than a day and one night to spend in San Francisco, so we wanted it to count! The best decision we made was to book a room at what is possibly the coolest hotel on Fisherman’s Wharf. Just one night at Hotel Zephyr not only provided a great home base from which to explore the city but…

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Monterey Bay

#TravelTuesday: Weekend at Hyatt Regency Monterey

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It’s not about the destination but the journey getting there. But when driving out to Monterey for the weekend, then the destination is everything. The last time we drove up the Central Coast to Carmel by the Sea, we took the scenic winding road up the Pacific Coast Highway. It was going very well until the kids started feeling queasy.…

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#TravelTuesday: Twentynine Palms Gateway to Joshua Tree National Park

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Heading east into the desert provides a quick escape for our family. The past two summers we’ve gone to Palm Springs and enjoyed the comfort of a resort hotel. This time, I thought, we ought to try something new. Located less than 140 miles from Orange County, CA, that’s about a 2.5 hour drive, the City of Twenty-Nine Palms is…

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Taste of Huntington Beach

How A Charity Event Leveraged Social Media to Increase Ticket Sales


I have been a volunteer at the library for about 5 years. The library is like a second home to me and my family. I have been correspondence secretary, usher, and photographer for the Friends of the Children’s Library (FOTCL). They do great work for the community. From puppet shows and ballets to author visits and reading programs, the FOTCL…

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Travel Tuesday: A Desert Escape at The Boulders Resort in Arizona

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The drive to Arizona is smooth and uneventful. And then the landscape starts to change. There are cacti on the side of the road and tumbleweeds. Large granite boulders jut out from the desert and you wonder if they are real. In fact, they are 12 million years old kind of real. And that’s how this luxury Waldorf-Astoria Resort got…

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Travel Tuesday: Wellness Weekend At Shore Hotel in Santa Monica

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There is so much I can say about the awesome weekend I had in Santa Monica, CA. I stayed at the LEED Certified, eco-friendly, sustainable Shore Hotel. I got a massage, ate raw, vegan, painted and even did beach yoga. But for now, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.   What a wonderful day! #weather #instaweather #instaweatherpro #sky #outdoors…

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Hot Staycation Idea: Palm Springs!

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It was one of those spur of the moment trips to escape routine, especially upon realizing summer vacation’s almost over and you haven’t taken a vacation with the family yet. Living in Southern California, we are fortunate that we enjoy an “endless summer” at least weather-wise and can enjoy a “staycation” when we choose. There is something about packing your…

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Knott’s Berry Farm Opens Boardwalk Pier and Refurbished Log Ride

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Is it strange that the highlight of any trip to Knott’s Berry Farm for me is lunch or dinner at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant? Well, the rides and all the shows at the park are fun too, but there is something really comforting about the food served at Mrs. Knotts from the freshly baked rolls to the fried chicken…

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Travel Tuesday: Making Friends on Your Trip

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“I sit at the Seaview Terrace at Kauai’s Grand Hyatt hotel, Kauai coffee in hand, waiting for the sun to rise. The sounds of birds and nearby waves create the symphony of the morning. I think about the previous day, where whale spouts dotted the horizon, as breaching whales delighted me and the other guests with a show. I may…

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