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Sunday in Old Town La Quinta


La Quinta, locally known as “the gem of the desert,” is a friendly city on the east end of the Coachella Valley. If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway to the desert, La Quinta’s picturesque Old Town has plenty of options to enjoy a perfect day in the Coachella Valley. Old Town La Quinta Farmers Market Start your relaxing Sunday at Old Town La Quinta’s Main Street, where the Certified Farmers Market hosts a delectable array of fresh… Read More

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Calistoga in Winter: All the Perks Without the Crowds


Calistoga, located at the north end of California’s beautiful and famous Napa Valley amidst hot springs and world class wineries, is always a popular destination in the summer and fall. But have you ever thought of going in the winter? There are good reasons to consider visiting this historic village (population 5200) in January, February, and March. Here are just a few of the many reasons: Fewer people, no lines,… Read More

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Estiatorio Milos & Knave: A 5 Star Evening in New York


There is something about having a drink or two in one of New York’s hotel bars that can make either an in-house guest or an off-the-street city resident, feel fabulous.   Off the clean and modern lines of Le Parker Meridien’s lobby is the setting of what resembles an aged gothic cathedral. Through the wrought iron gates, past the glowing table of prayer candles, below the giant wrought iron chandeliers, and… Read More

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Oahu Fun, Surfing and Beauty


  A Perfect Statue of a Hawaiian Legend There are few things that say Hawaii like a walk in Waikiki to pay homage to the statue of the surfing legend of Oahu, Duke Kahanamoku. His statue is located on Waikiki Beach on Kalakaua Avenue where many honor him by placing leis on his statue. To many he’s the most famous name in surfing — an Olympic champion, a Hollywood actor… Read More

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Oahu Fish Auction, Sub Ride and High Speed Sail


If you are traveling from the mainland to Oahu, your first morning in Hawaii will most likely be an early one. If you are traveling from the west coast 8am suddenly becomes 6am and if you are traveling from the east coast it will be 3am Hawaii time. Take advantage of your internal clock with an early morning visit to the Pier 38 Fish Auction. The Hawaii Fish Auction It’s… Read More

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Bodie: A Wild West Ghost Town


It’s a long bleak road to Bodie, a ghost town left abandoned in the arid high desert plains of the Eastern Sierras, California. It’s a day trip out of Mammoth Lakes on the Scenic Highway 395 North. The lonely 13-mile stretch of dirt road to Bodie clings to the edge of the dreary desert ridge, as you climb to 8,375 feet. The landscape is dry, barren and feels hostile. There… Read More

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Comfort Mixes with Luxury at the Kahala


Six miles outside the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, nestled in a secluded cove with white sand beaches, a hidden luxury resort awaits. From the minute you arrive at the Kahala and are presented with a flower lei or for the men, a hand-painted necklace you know you are in for a one of a kind experience. Once the aroma of the lei envelops you and you walk into the… Read More

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VillageFest: Where to be on Thursday Night


On any given day, downtown Palm Springs is both a shopper’s and food lover’s paradise, but on Thursday nights, Palm Canyon Drive transforms into a street fair where local artists, musicians and vendors create an exciting atmosphere to enjoy as night falls on the desert. With free admission, lively performers and vendors of all sorts, VillageFest offers something for everyone to enjoy. Although the night market begins at 6 p.m.,… Read More

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Xcarat: Mayan Riviera’s Playground For All Ages


When the princely white Arabian stallion fell in a puddle in the middle of the sprawling arena, we thought our perfectly planned day on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico had crashed to the floor along with the horse. In an instant, people in the stadium were on their feet, craning their necks to see what had happened. All human breathing stopped for a long, long moment during this white-knuckle event…. Read More

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