Travel Video of the Day: Paddle Boarder’s Close Encounter With Killer Whales


How would you like to be on a stand-up paddle board and see a pod of Killer Whales swim under your board? I would probably BLANK my pants but Rich German of Laguna Beach in California, didn’t. Fast forward to 1:51 for the action.

10 Reasons to Stay at the Montage Laguna Beach

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Last year, I spoke at the Preferred Hotels conference at the Montage Beverly Hills. I must have done a good job because one of their executives who was in attendance invited me to spend a weekend with my wife at the Montage Laguna Beach. Natalie and I finally found time to visit this past weekend […]

Laguna Beach: Retreat in Laguna Luxury Villas

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Laguna Beach is an idyllic piece of heaven, best known for its white sandy beaches, art-centric shops, great food, stunning views, and gorgeous people. Any trip to Southern California wouldn’t be complete without a stop at this charming slice of Paradise, less than two hours south of L.A. If you’re looking for a special way to enjoy Laguna, look no further than the Retreat at Laguna. In these eight unique, […]

Top 10 Family Fun Activities In Laguna Beach

Ben at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center

When my wife, Cindy, and I traveled to what is arguably California’s #1 romantic getaway, we took along our four-year old son Ben. Much to our delight, Laguna Beach also proved to be an incredible family vacation destination. Here are 10 of our favorite family activities: 1) Dana Wharf Whale Watching Cruise: Leaving from nearby Dana Point, this two-hour […]