A Review of the Hyatt Regency LAX: Awesome!

Just as I have written about the best Dallas Fort Worth Airport options, I recently found the best LAX hotel with a shuttle airport option: Hyatt Regency LAX. As one of the 777 properties of the Hyatt Hotel Corporation, it is an interesting fact that the first Hyatt House branded motel was a small LAX motel located near the airport. Decades after the first Hyatt


Ojai, California With GMC & Dogs!

Ojai is the epitome of what Californians wish their state was like. Nestled just east of Santa Barbara and northwest of Los Angeles, Ojai is a hippie-friendly paradise. The city is known for its focus on ecological stability, organic food production, and resistance against big business. All of this has contributed to making Ojai a resilient little city in California that refuses to be boring.


10 of the BEST things to do in Monterey CA

The Northern California peninsula known as the Monterey Peninsula is nothing short of spectacular and is home to the beautiful Monterey beach. With its stunning natural beauty, charming, tourist atmosphere and coastline, I am sure you can easily spend 3-4 days enjoying the outdoor activities and exploring the area. Trying to whittle my list down to 10 of the BEST things to do in Monterey CA


The Golden Door Experience

Ready for a spa getaway and luxury cooking school? It was love at first sight, the minute I stepped out of the black BMW luxury transport and took a look at the Japanese lanterns and those "golden doors". I knew my lavish love affair had begun. I was greeted quickly by an attendant and my luggage was whisked away into my Asian-inspired upstairs suite overlooking


Southern California Dreaming: Road Trip

Exhausted from 2 hours of being the “Captain” of a two-man orange kayak in the Pacific Ocean, I grabbed my pre-made lunch in the hot burning sun and plucked up my backpack to find a spot in the shade. I still had my black ROXY rash guard on but had managed to wrangle out of my water shoes in exchange for some comfy flip flops.


Roadtrip: Rockin’ San Diego!

I was recently asked by the kind folks over at KIA to come for one of their “Rocking Kia” events called “Discover the NEW KIA” to check out the new KIA car models. They even called me a “rock star” as related to social media and travel road trips! So how could I say no? When I say “rocking”, I literally mean the Hard Rock


Things to do in Newport Beach, California

By Cacinda Maloney Known as a hip, trendy and wealthy beach town in Southern California, Newport Beach has over 10 miles of Orange County’s best beaches on the Pacific Ocean! If you are looking to go somewhere this winter, make it Newport Beach, as there are so many amazing things to see and do. Photo courtesy of Visit Newport Beach Part of living


Must-See Attractions in San Francisco

By Travel Writer Jennifer Anders Famed for its iconic landmarks, unique architecture and feel good vibe, this city by the bay has so much to offer. If you’re visiting for the first time, be sure to explore these must-see attractions in San Francisco. Walk the Golden Gate Bridge Image by Tim Dickey, used under Creative Commons License One of the most iconic bridges in the


Why Visit California? Why Not?

By Travel Writer Jennifer Anders While typically thought of as exciting fun filled events that allow quality time with family and friends, vacations can also be nightmares. Picking the wrong location for your next vacation can leave you far more stressed than relaxed. The right destination can mean everything from the activities available, to the food you eat, and even how much time you spend underneath an umbrella. California


Plenty of off-beat attractions to explore in San Francisco

By Guest San Francisco Map One thing San Francisco is not short of is quirky charm. In fact, the city has this in spades. Sitting on a peninsula in the Pacific, this west coast metropolis is a place of spectacular vistas, rolling fog, winding streets, hippie culture and much, much more. If you’re planning to stay in San Francisco hotels, you might be keen


Fourth of July Celebrations: Nado, California Style

By Cacinda Maloney Coronado Island, California The fourth of July celebration on Coronado Island, California is one not to be missed. It is known to the locals as “Nado.” This year will be the 65th annual celebration of the annual parade down Orange Avenue.  It is one of the livelier and fun July 4th celebrations I have been to, as the people and


Hearts in the Sky: Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA

  I have been to San Diego too many times to count.  But this particular day, I was able to spend at Balboa Park. Balboa Park, San Diego, CA It is a massively huge urban cultural park with world-class architecture, open spaces, green gardens, and walking/hiking paths. Balboa Park, San Diego, CA Balboa Park, San Diego, CA It also is home to an