9 Best Dim Sum Restaurants in Los Angeles

Enter a traditional dim sum restaurant, and you will be seated before a spread of small, round bamboo baskets that fill up the dining table. Some baskets are even piled high atop one another. Inside each basket is a hot and tasty dish that will “touch your heart” – this is the English translation of … Read more 9 Best Dim Sum Restaurants in Los Angeles

13 Delightful Things to Do in Napa (More Than Just Wine!)

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When you hear Napa the first word that usually comes to mind is “wine” — rightfully so, as Napa is widely considered the wine capital of California. And although you could absolutely spend the entire weekend happily sipping away at some of the tastiest wine around, you should be aware of all your options. (And … Read more 13 Delightful Things to Do in Napa (More Than Just Wine!)

21 Exciting Things to Do in Encinitas, CA

Encinitas is a happy little beach community north of San Diego, full of friendly, active people! The sunshine and warmth coax you outdoors on most days and, with all the great things to do in Encinitas, you will never be bored! Encinitas is easily accessible from San Diego or Los Angeles by car and train, … Read more 21 Exciting Things to Do in Encinitas, CA

9 Lovely Things to Do in Long Beach, CA

When you think about vacationing in Southern California you might first think of heading to LA, Malibu, or Disneyland. But there is a super cool area that is nearby and has a ton of things to do on and off the water… Long Beach, California! Long Beach is located inside the Los Angeles metropolitan area … Read more 9 Lovely Things to Do in Long Beach, CA

17 Perfect Things to Do in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a desert resort city that’s become a trendy little weekend vacation spot the last few years! Usually it’s known as a laid-back community for retirees (from Canada quite often) to golf, drink, and float in a pool while baking to a crisp. It’s kind of like Vegas — without all the bells, … Read more 17 Perfect Things to Do in Palm Springs

21 Magical Things to Do in Santa Cruz, CA

When people think about California, they often think about surfing and beautiful beaches. Well, if that’s what you have in mind, Santa Cruz is the perfect synthesis of them both. Not only is Santa Cruz a mecca for surfers from around the world, it has some of the best outdoor recreation attractions in the state, … Read more 21 Magical Things to Do in Santa Cruz, CA

7 Phenomenal Santa Cruz Breweries: Craft Beer Guide to Santa Cruz

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Not every city provides the opportunity for an entire article about breweries, but there are seriously so many breweries in Santa Cruz, it has to be done! The craft brewing trend has moved across the United States in higher and higher numbers for the past 10 years. These microbreweries provide a personal connection that goes … Read more 7 Phenomenal Santa Cruz Breweries: Craft Beer Guide to Santa Cruz

8 Best Taco Trucks in Los Angeles: A Local’s Guide

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Almost half a century ago, Raul Martinez Sr., founder of King Taco, began selling tacos on the streets of Los Angeles in what was originally an ice cream truck. Today, over 4,000 registered taco trucks have taken over LA’s food scene, making tacos a staple among every Angeleno’s diet! What is it about tacos that … Read more 8 Best Taco Trucks in Los Angeles: A Local’s Guide

10 Outstanding Things to Do in Oceanside, CA

Oceanside is a small beach town just a 45-minute drive north of San Diego. If you have some time to relax and want to avoid traffic, you can also take one of the trains. An Amtrak train will take about an hour, and the Coaster takes about an hour and a half. Upon arrival, you … Read more 10 Outstanding Things to Do in Oceanside, CA

11 Lovely Things to Do in Laguna Beach

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When you hear the words “Laguna Beach” you likely immediately think of that famous TV show or the beautiful Orange County beaches. I don’t blame you — that’s what the city is best known for! What you might not know is that Laguna Beach is also famous for being somewhat of an artist colony that is … Read more 11 Lovely Things to Do in Laguna Beach