Napa Valley

While the gold rush is one prize for which California has laid claim, another seems to have gained equal prestige. The Northern California region of Napa Valley happens to be one of the two percent of the world that enjoys a dry Mediterranean climate, which makes it an ideal place to grow premium grapes. Along with some of the most diverse soil and agricultural conditions on earth, Napa Valley is a prime location for winemakers to consistently produce exceptional quality wines.

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Puerto Rico

It’s been two years since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and while this tiny island in the northeastern Caribbean continues to recover, it is now ready to resume tourism and welcome guests. This unincorporated territory of the United States measures just 100 miles long by 35 miles wide, but the joie de vivre of its people is limitless. Bursting with stories of triumph and resilience, Puerto Ricans are loyal to their culture and devoted to their traditional way of life, and because they are generally hospitable by nature, they warmly welcome guests to their country.

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If turquoise water and a soft island breeze is your idea of a real vacation, Curaçao should rank high on your travel wish list. The “C” of the ABC islands, Curaçao is known for its scenic bays and more than 35 exquisite beaches

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Sonoma County

If you’re a farm-to-table lovin’ foodie and oenophile (or wannabe) with a disdain for pretense and a love for all things artsy, then laid-back Sonoma County marks the spot. Less touristy, less congested, and less “pinky in the air-ish”—with more varieties of wine than their neighbor to the east—all make Sonoma the ideal place to “just chill” without sacrificing good taste or a discriminating palate.

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Santa Ana Pueblo

Set between Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa is a unique vacation retreat, perfect for young and old alike. This is not just another hotel, it’s an immersive experience of the centuries-old culture of the Santa Ana Tribe. The resort bears the name of its ancient village, Tamaya, defined as “a quiet and special place,” and just a few minutes on the property verifies that description.

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Plant-Based Yum!

October 1st marks National Vegetarian Day and what better way to celebrate than by taking a trip around the globe? With a quarter of a million consumers opting for plant-based diets in January alone, it’s no secret that there’s a high demand for vegetarian and vegan-friendly dining options among travelers.

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SoCal Staycations

Satisfy Your Wanderlust HeartSoCal StaycationsSummer is officially over, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your wanderlust heart. A few quick getaways will surely boost your morale and help you crush the rest of your goals for 2019. While it’s fun to go out of...

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Huntington Beach: Perfect Mix of Past and Present

Huntington Beach has always been an idyllic beachfront city in Southern California attracting sun lovers, athletes, entertainers, and visitors worldwide. It’s also officially known as SurfCity USA since this is where the surfing boom began on the U.S. mainland in the 1960s.

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The Old Towns of SoCal

Southern California is historic for many things — the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, the gnarly surf culture, and the iconic Route 66 just to name a few. While tourists may venture here for the wonderful world of Disney or to experience the beauty of a SoCal beach, older cities with plenty of history are definitely the way to go for a more immersive trip. Rich in history, beauty and fun, these towns will make you never want to leave the past behind.

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Five Fab Date Spots in Los Angeles

Spice up your next date with an impressive meal and a memorable experience. The location and food are a crucial part of any rendezvous. Wow your date with one of these hip and happening LaLaLand locations.

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The Landsby

Solvang, located in the Santa Ynez Valley, is famed for its Danish charm and during the summer it’s bustling with visitors from around the world. Once there, tourists feel as though they are in a quaint Scandinavian village far from the Central California town they’re visiting.

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Mexico’s Cultural Paradise

Southern California travelers love Mexico because they can leave LAX by 9:00 AM and be relaxing on a white-sand beach, cocktail in hand by 1:00 PM. Most head for well-known tourist destinations, but for an authentic, off-the-beaten-path cultural experience, Riviera Nayarit is the place to visit.

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