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40 Things To Do in San Francisco During the Holidays

November 15, 2016

San Francisco shines even brighter this holiday season with decorations and activities that add to the city’s natural scenic beauty and magical atmosphere.  Here’s 40 things to do in San Francisco filled with festive lights, sights and decorations in the City by the Bay during the holidays. Embarcadero Lighting Celebration & Ice Rink Nov. 2, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017, Ice Rink Open, Justin Herman Plaza Nov. 18, 2016, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lighting Celebration Embarcadero Center is brightening the holidays…

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5 Reasons To Visit Mexico City for Day of the Dead – Dia de los Muertos

October 11, 2016

Once again I am traveling to Mexico City, this time for pleasure.  But this won’t be an ordinary vacation, this time I visit to enjoy the beautiful Mexican culture of Dia de los Muertos, known as Day of the Dead.  Of course that would also include foodie experiences that I will capture on my next post. As I started my research for Day of the Dead celebrations and activities, I came across so many to choose from that I reached…

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Sawtelle Japantown is a slice of Japanese culture on the Westside of Los Angeles

June 1, 2016

Formerly known as Little Osaka, Sawtelle Japantown is a slice of Japanese culture on the Westside located minutes from Santa Monica. The historic neighborhood has become a foodie paradise, home to authentic Japanese restaurants, modern eateries, artisan coffee and ramen shops like the wildly popular Tsujita. Eclectic shopping includes the pop culture emporium Giant Robot, vintage fashion, Japanese design and historic nurseries. After hours, you can enjoy sake pubs and karaoke studios.  If you never explored the neighborhood and you’re…

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Visit Yosemite This Spring for Waterfalls and Wildflowers

March 25, 2016

Yosemite Valley is experiencing one of its wettest winters in more than four years, making this spring the ideal time to visit for waterfalls and wildflowers. Make sure to swing by early in the season to see the ephemeral falls that are at their fullest this time of the year. Among these brief, but stunning attractions, are Horsetail Fall and Ribbon Fall. Yosemite’s most iconic waterfall, Yosemite Falls, whose multiple cascades can be seen from numerous places around the valley,…

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15 Reasons to Visit San Francisco During the Holidays

November 17, 2015

The Bay Bridge, delicious wine, diverse culinary and culture is what comes to mind when you think of visiting America’s top city in Northern California.  But what comes to mind when you think of San Francisco during the holidays?  Sure, there may not be snow, but you’ll find just about every other holiday staple in San Francisco. The City by the Bay offers all the familiar holiday fare, as well as some performances, events and activities that are unique to San…

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Congrats New Orleans for Being Named the 5th Big City in the U.S.

November 14, 2015

As a big fan of New Orleans, I am so happy to hear that the domestic destination, which continues to grow, was recently named the 5th Big City in the U.S. according to Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2015. New Orleans was ranked among other major U.S. hubs like Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and New York, while placing ahead of other cultural destinations like Austin and Seattle.  Congrats NOLA! Read: 10 Things to do During Your New Orleans Visit In its 28th year, Condé…

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The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Kicks Off the Holiday Season with Festival of Lights

November 13, 2015

Mark your holiday calendars and get ready to experience the best festival of lights in SoCal.  The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa – California’s historic AAA-Four Diamond hotel – will kick off the holiday season on November 27, 2015 with Festival of Lights – a free, five-week-long holiday extravaganza featuring one of the nation’s largest holiday light collections of its kind. Celebrating its 23rd year Anniversary, the Festival of Lights is an annual gift to the community from property owners Duane and…

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