Articles by Crystal Reel


Westlake Village Inn

I have a soft spot in my heart for boutique hotels. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy writing about the mega-chain hotels too and I…




Top 5 Las Vegas Pool Tips

Things to know before you hit the pool in Las Vegas: With spring upon us and summer right around the corner there’s no better place…



Ojai, California

There must be something in the water. I wasn’t expecting much from Ojai. It’s part farm town and part artist colony. I was thinking Ojai…


Livingsocial and HBO

Gone are the days of cramped convention halls and standing around in ridiculously long lines. Fan-boys and Fan-girls of a discerning taste can now turn…


Miami, Florida

This month I made the 2,334-mile journey from Los Angeles to a city that simmers in gorgeous people, warm ocean waters, and good times. Whether…


Ventura, California

Greetings, travel aficionados! Get ready for a little city that packs big adventure. Located about 60 miles north of Los Angeles is sparkling Ventura, California….