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Yoga at the Oaks at Ojai

With 269 days of sun each year, Ojai California offers year-round seduction for warm weather seeking travelers. Just 90-minutes from Los Angeles, or about 6 hours from San Francisco, Ojai makes for a perfect weekend getaway. Hiking, biking, spas…

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,…

resolution solutions

At the end of December, Details reported that one in three people who make New Year’s resolutions ditch those resolutions by the end of January. Ah, the best laid plans… As we all know, in the excitement that is the welcoming…

california restaurant month

It’s January, a time for new beginnings, setting goals, renewing discipline and… eating a lot. Yes, we too heard that proverbial New Year’s resolution record screech. But hey, while this month is about working off all the turkey and…

Embassy Suites

Oxnard is a “little bit country, little bit rock-and-roll” kind of place. It sits halfway between bigger (and better known) cities, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and although it’s Ventura County’s largest city, it maintains a cozy, small-town feel….

It’s only 80-some miles from Los Angeles, but it may as well be 8,000. Ojai, or “the Shangri-La” as natives like to call it, certainly is the mystical and harmonious valley depicted in the movie Lost Horizons (filmed in Ojai…

Kayaking Channel Islands

Set a mere 14 miles off California’s Coast, the Channel Islands feel like a world unto themselves. On this eight-island cluster, spectacular views of craggy coasts, not to mention frequent sightings of whale fins, abound. Escape your urban doldrums…