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Santa Rosa sits squarely in the heart of Sonoma County and is a place ”where the beer flows like wine”(I’ve been waiting my whole life to use that Dumb and Dumber quote!). Just 55 short miles north of San…

The end of summer does not necessarily have to equal the end of fun, or the end of adventures. Weekends can provide just enough time for a quick jaunt to recharge your batteries before launching into another week of…

Terranea Resort - Lighthouse (1)

The Palos Verdes Peninsula is one of SoCal’s most coveted swath of coastline. The undisturbed views of the Pacific and Catalina Island are manna for those who are experiencing urban overload. It’s a respite from the traffic jams and…

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…

LA Metro launched the Expo Line, offering Los Angelenos easy, car-free, access to Santa Monica’s expansive beach. Taking the train to the very last stop drops you off in downtown Santa Monica where streets, lined with shops and restaurants,…

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…

Most visitors to California set their sights on the Bay Area, Napa’s wine country or the sandy beaches of the south. And while Manteca, in the fertile San Joaquin Valley, may not be the first thing that comes to…

Cavallo Point

About 15 years ago, I got a job in Sausalito. Within days, I was eating my lunch on the bay-front rocks while the egrets and pelicans dined on theirs 40 feet away in the San Francisco Bay. I weaved…