August 7, 2017
Step Aboard The Queen Mary Hotel premium
The Queen Mary Hotel has the distinction of combining an incredible history with amazing architectural details. Both elements appeal to Andy and me, so when we were looking for a hotel close to home to celebrate Andy’s birthday, The Queen Mary ship won our attention. It’s not without its pitfalls, but it’s a truly unique […]
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August 3, 2017
Pamper Yourself with Luxury at the Marina Del Rey Hotel premium
Andy and I rarely indulge in a night away at an LA-area hotel. We’ve done it on special occasions (including a recent birthday excursion to the Queen Mary), and when the heat was so terrible that we couldn’t sleep (Newport!). Our wedding, however, gave us the perfect excuse to pamper ourselves a little bit. As […]
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July 31, 2017
Eccentric Travel: A California Desert Road Trip Leads Us to Randsburg premium
  A road trip through the California desert tends to yield some amazing (and often eccentric) things. The views can span miles when the weather is cool and clear. The colors of the shifting sands are shockingly vibrant, particularly during sunset and sunrise. And then there are the ghost towns and near ghost towns – […]
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July 27, 2017
Discover Foggy Ragged Point premium
The lure of the cooler breezes of Big Sur was strong after the 93-degree weather we were enjoying Paso Robles. So, when we decided to extend our mini-honeymoon for a day, we headed back to the coast and drove north to enjoy a last minute escape to a hotel in Ragged Point, California. If you […]
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July 24, 2017
Hiking the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve in Cambria, California premium
Are you looking for a hike that works for novice and more advanced hikers in Cambria? Fiscalini Ranch Preserve may be the hike for you! The Preserve reportedly covers 430 acres, including a significant swath along the coastline. And even for a newbie hiker like me, it’s an adventure worthy of getting off the couch […]
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July 20, 2017
Exploring High Ridge Manor: a Bed and Breakfast High Above Paso Robles premium
Views from the balcony along the back of High Ridge Manor.   Are you hunting for a “Bed and Breakfast” in Paso Robles that is away from the crowded downtown, but close enough to the wineries to enjoy tastings? This was exactly the kind of place we were looking for when we stumbled upon High […]
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July 17, 2017
The Hits And Misses of Wine Tasting In Paso Robles premium
The vines outside of Still Waters in Paso Robles, California   There are now more than 300 wine tasting rooms in Paso Robles. Take that in for a second – 300 opportunities for wine tasting in Paso Robles! So, I’m not going to lie to you and tell you that this is a complete guide […]
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June 17, 2017
Series: Is Los Angeles on Your Bucket List? premium
Morning at Venice Beach on a cool, windy day   I have lived in Los Angeles since 1998. I’ve learned three things: 1) I’ll never be an expert on all parts of this massive city, 2) The city is always changing, and 3) there is always a chance I’ll still get lost. So, when faced […]
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April 20, 2017
Comment on Looking for a New Wine Getaway? Try Los Olivos! by PatriciaSteffy premium
It’s a really sweet town with a lot of good food and wine to sample. And I hear there are B&Bs that might be good options if you want to spend the weekend. Continue Reading
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April 20, 2017
Comment on Looking for a New Wine Getaway? Try Los Olivos! by Mimi and Mitch premium
We have been to Los Angeles several times and had no idea that this place even existed. What a cool little town to check out. Any place that has good food and some wine as well is always a friendly place for us! Continue Reading
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