Tag Archives: California

7 Ways to Enjoy Santa Barbara Aside from the Beach

With many exciting outdoor activities, Santa Barbara is perfectly poised to be your beach destination of choice. But there’s a lot more happening in this big little town than first meets the eye. With a population of around 100,000, a mean annual temperature of 72, and miles of beautiful coastline, Santa Barbara is a playground […]

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July 1, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Meet Alberto Nosenzo, a Private Tour Guide in San Francisco

As the name suggests, Alberto Nosenzo was born and raised in Italy but moved to San Francisco over 9 years ago after falling in love with the city. Because of his upbringing, Alberto is able to share his city highlights with visitors in either English, Italian or Spanish – the perfect tour guide for foreigners […]

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May 28, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Alberto Nosenzo, a Private Tour Guide in San Francisco

10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About San Diego

With sapphire waves, warm beaches and famous tourist sites, San Diego’s reputation as an iconic surf and sun destination is justified.  Yet, visitors exploring beyond beaches and the Zoo can take these roads less traveled, enhancing a visit to this popular SoCal enclave. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about San Diego:

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April 29, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Cycling on the San Andreas Fault

On the road

One of the best ways to see the canyon is to cycle, which is why I’m wearing a helmet and straddling a bike for the first time in, ooh, more years than I care to remember and readying myself for The Earthquake Canyon Bike Express.

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April 24, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cycling on the San Andreas Fault

10 Best Places to Hike in the World

Whether climbing Everest is at the top of your bucket list or you’d prefer a gentle hike through the British countryside, the world is full of jaw-dropping natural landscapes that beg to be discovered on foot. From Iceland’s otherworldly topography to unveiling the real Middle Earth in New Zealand, here are 10 of the best […]

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April 22, 2013 by | 3 Comments

Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Adventure

Joshua Tree

“You got air back there?” Dori asked from the front of the Jeep. Bouncing around in the back seats (although fortunately strapped down), we replied in the affirmative: yes, we had gotten airborne for just a moment. “Good,” she yelled happily, “it ain’t a Jeep Tour until you’ve got air”.

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March 21, 2013 by | Comments Off on Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Adventure

World’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls

Burney Falls

For those who love experiencing beautiful landscapes, visiting waterfalls is one of the best ways to add some extra beauty to a day in the outdoors. Not all falls are created equal, however. If you want to view some of the world’s best cascades, here are our suggestions.

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March 15, 2013 by | 5 Comments

Visiting Lake Tahoe Any Time of Year

Summertime activities in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is in the grips of California and Nevada the way a prized sapphire might be in the claws of two rival gem dealers. Once you stand on the shores of the turquoise lake and gaze up at the surrounding mountains, whether they’re covered in snow or lush with pine forest, Tahoe is the […]

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March 1, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The San Diego Beer Highway

Stone Brewery

Long known to locals and a happy discovery for visitors, San Diego’s beer highway is an 18-mile stretch of California highway that’s home for 17 not-to-be missed craft breweries, running from the Carlsbad and Oceanside beach towns to inland Escondido. And to honor this California freeway, three local breweries recently released a collaboration, the Highway […]

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January 28, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Day Tour from Los Angeles


The sunny SoCal climate, eclectic sites and tour stops, and our tour guide, Richard, who can entertain non-stop about every topic from early Spanish missions to William Randolph Hearst’s young Hollywood mistress – all while driving a large van (or minibus) up the Pacific Coast Highway – makes this 12-hour tour a must-do for visitors […]

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October 31, 2012 by | Comments Off on Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Day Tour from Los Angeles