Travel Video of the Week: Drone Footage of Dolphins and Whales

Whales

Here’s an incredible video shot off the coast of Southern California using—get this—a drone! Captain Dave Anderson, the man behind Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari, recently posted this five-minute video showing thousands of dolphins and three gray whales migrating off the coast of San Clemente. There’s also a humpback whale with her calf […]

Day Trippin’ Southern California Style – Festivals, History and the Ocean

Channel Islands off of Oxnard

Vacations are often aimed at large cities and when going to California most travelers head for Los Angeles, San Francisco or San Diego.  There are so many other aspects to the golden state that have great appeal and give a taste of what comprises California as seen from a small town view. Oxnard, California is an agriculturally-based coastal […]

Day Trippin’ Southern California Style – Food, Wine and Shopping

Oxnard Farmer's Market

  When you have the abundance of agriculture Oxnard, California does – food and wine are inevitably a staple. The local restaurants take full advantage of the farm to table opportunities and are proud to serve local wines with meals prepared for the season. Oxnard is not only a treat for the senses, but also an easy day […]

Laguna Beach: Retreat in Laguna Luxury Villas

Thanks Laguna

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, […]

Stargazing and Trailblazing in Borrego Springs

Galleta Meadows

It’s one of the simple joys in life: gazing at a clear night sky and wishing upon a star. In Southern California, there are fewer and fewer places we can go to get away from the city lights and see the Milky Way in all its glory. One – dubbed “California’s Secret Desert” – is […]

Southern California’s Wine Country: Temecula Valley

Vines and tasting room at Europe Village, Temecula

With a rich history, rolling hills covered with vineyards, championship golf courses, picturesque views, and plenty of unique shopping and recreation, Temecula makes for a perfect getaway from the city. Southern California’s wine country, located less than 60 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles, may not have the abundance […]

Southern California Getaway to Claremont

Storefronts on Yale Avenue, Claremont

Just 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles is the quaint 100-year-old town of Claremont, best known for its tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and college campuses. Stroll through the residential neighborhoods around the downtown core of Claremont Village to see trees that were planted at the turn of the 20th century. Mountain landscapes and Mount […]

Destination: Huntington Beach, California

By: Vanessa Zalik Overlooking the longest stretch of beach in Southern California, the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort of Huntington Beach provides the setting for a vacation fit for all ages and types. With a friendly staff who greets you by name, chic rooms with ocean views, and a prime location, you’ll have a great time […]