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The North Hollywood enclave is an accessible, evolving, and sedated alternative to its more famous counterpart, West Hollywood. Thanks to LA Metro and the Chandler Bikeway, it’s incredibly easy to get there and explore without a car. If you’re…

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The cool factor in Venice defies gravity, continuing to rise as years go by and trends come and go. Once a mecca for artists and skaters, the city now boasts oodles of techies and legions of foodies, making for…

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,…

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…

If you’re searching for a weekend getaway, San Diego packs a big vacation punch. Thanks to a range of public transportation options, it’s an excellent choice if you’re considering a car-free getaway. I spent a recent weekend luxuriating at…

Long Beach is a city of half a million residents located on the southern fringe of Los Angeles County. It’s a busy port with a laid-back vibe that is pure California coast. Long Beach welcomes visitors whose preferred mode…

Despite the name, there are many good-for-you experiences to be had in Carlsbad. United Airlines offers nonstop flights from San Francisco that can get you to San Diego International Airport—about 30 minutes from Carlsbad—in about an hour and a…