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Perhaps you prefer a long hike in the mountains or bike ride along the beach but the family wants to go to Disneyland. While health and wellbeing, are not, perhaps, the first things people think of when pondering a…

In the book, How to Cycle, published in 1892, Dr. K.K. Doty wrote that “Cyclers see considerable more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh…

Herringbone Santa Monica II

Last year, the Los Angeles metro opened up a new car-free beach world with the launch of the Expo Line. Taking the train to the very last stop drops you off in downtown Santa Monica where streets of shops…

Stone Brewing Craft Beer Fest

August 19, beer reigns supreme in San Diego, where the Stone Brewing Company  will be sudsing things up at its 21st  Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival ($55). Spanning three levels at the expansive CSU San Marcos, the festival will…

Palm Springs is a desert paradise with an urban sensibility. Visually striking, the natural scenery and deep blue sky form a perfect backdrop for this vibrant city’s eclectic display of modern architecture. Sun-starved? Look no further, as this Coachella Valley…

Southern California’s car culture may embrace the personal vehicle, but sun-kissed Santa Monica is different. This compact seaside community welcomes car-free visitors with a healthy cycling community, robust public transportation options and pedestrian-only shopping streets. Here’s our guide to new…

Yes, you may be just getting over the frantic holiday season (and, let’s be honest, a little happy that school has started up again), but that doesn’t mean you aren’t ready for a nice little family vacation—especially when there…

Every year, the New York Times fuels our wanderlust with its annual list of places to visit. In addition to the far-flung and exotic, this year’s 52 Places to Visit in 2016 touts our very own East Bay for its culinary wonders,…