15 Reasons to Stay in Long Beach When Visiting Southern California

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Approximately 22 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, CA has spent a lot of time in LA’s shadow—but it has a whole lot to offer in its own right. Here are 15 reasons to stay in Long Beach—instead of LA proper—on your next visit to the area: 1. Long Beach has its own airport and is […]

ScotsFest at the Queen Mary

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Long Beach, California and the QueenMary are practically synonymous. I live not too far from Long Beach and have avoided going to the touristy Queen Mary for years. This is for many of the same reasons I don’t go to Grahman’s Chinese theater, the Hollywood Sign or other tourist spots in the Los Angeles area […]

$12 One Way Fares for 12/12/12

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JetBlue has an insane flash sale for the once-in-a-millennia date of  12-12-12. Today only, you can book flights from Long Beach, CA (LGB) for just $12, one way. Destinations are limited to select west coast airports, with travel on Tuesday and Wednesday only between 1-7-13 and 2-13-13. Fourteen day advance purchase required. Check out the […]

Catalina Island


By Nicole Rodriguez: Walking down a gangway is always exciting, whether you’re off to vacation in the Caribbean, Capri, or, in my case, Catalina Island. Catalina is not fancy, it’s innocent-and that’s what makes it special. And getting there is half the fun! The boat ride takes less than 90 minutes from each of three […]