Luxury Hotel Santa Monica Proper Opens

Sun-drenched Santa Monica welcomes a new addition to its luxe hotel offerings. This summer the Luxury Hotel Santa Monica Proper opens its doors. Located on Seventh Street between Wilshire Boulevard and Arizona Avenue, the Kelly Wearstler-designed hotel fuses a circa-1928, Spanish colonial revival building with new construction. The result is a sprawling 271-room lifestyle hotel just a short walk from the ocean’s edge. Above all, it's close enough to home ...

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Travel Bloggers to Follow

When planning your next trip, look to the next generation of experts, travel vloggers and travel bloggers. Know what travel bloggers to follow that have paved the way for your plans. Firstly, you might want Michelin-star dining or prefer to rough it on Everest. Second, others might want a seaside escape. Others, cobwebs and catacombs. Fortunately, trip planning has never been as simple and thorough as it is today. Certainly now ...

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Parisian Paradise

Experience la vie en rose this season like a local.   Four magical words: Paris in the summer. From sunny picnics along the Siene, to the glittering Eiffel Tower, to the red wine, the art, the croissants—it’s endless!—there’s a reason this breathtaking city is the world’s number one tourist destination. But for Paris first-timers, the City of Lights can seem as intimidating as it is alluring, from its size alone. Yet, in ...

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Epicurean Travel

Eating and sipping your way, coast to coast. West Coast On the west coast, California is known for its extraordinary wines that truly rival any in the world. The Golden State’s wine country spans the beautiful regions of Northern California. These include Napa Valley, Sonoma and Monterey County to the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara regions, and even Malibu. Further south and just inland from San Diego about an hour’s drive, the ...

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Coastal Cape Cod–and Beyond

The inside story on what makes the villages along coastal Cape Cod and beyond so special Like a whimsical wave curling off the coast of Massachusetts, Cape Cod dots the coastline with quaint New England towns and harbors. The unspoiled beaches there, bordered with dunes, beaconing lighthouses and weathered, shingled colonials call. Cape Cod is a playground for celebrities, captains of industry, politicians and presidents alike. While chilly winters offer ...

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A Bright Night Out

Glorious displays of fireworks have long been associated with July Fourth, as food trucks, carnivals, face paint, themed clothes and tons of other revelers joining in the festivities have also now become the norm. Of course, there are tons of places to get in on the action. Check out where to celebrate our country’s independence by catching one of the dazzling displays highlighted below. Grand Park Revel in the vibrant energy of ...

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The Majesty of Mysore, India

Shopping, culture and some of the most exquisite palaces create the majesty of Mysore, India Ancient ruins, uncharted jungles and opulent palaces. All necessary pieces of a classic “Indiana Jones” film—or perhaps your next vacay. Known as one of the most fab states to explore, Karnataka, India has something for every traveler. The international hot spot of Bangalore is ideal for shoppers. Most travelers fly in here—the ritzy airport alone is ...

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Planning the Perfect Stay-cation in L.A.

When you live in one of the most sought after places, treat it like the destination spot it is. In short, here's how to start planning the perfect stay-cation in L.A. now. Visiting the west coast of California is a bucket list item for so many around the world. Further, Los Angeles tops the charts as its go-to hot spot. Next time a few free days pop into your schedule, set ...

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Five Ways Your Honeymoon Can Support Worthy Causes

“For it is in the giving that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assisi After a couple announces their engagement, they spend the months before their wedding being showered with love, good wishes, happiness and excitement. Between engagement parties, showers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, the rehearsal dinner, and the actual wedding, the couple’s proverbial champagne flutes will be full to the brim with appreciation. In the spirit of this gratitude, many ...

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Catalina Island: Time Machine Travel Just Off The Coast of Southern California

We often dream of being able to step back in time to experience history in the making, up close and personal. One popular era that many historians relish sharing information about is the Roaring Twenties, a time of histrionic social and political change. Jazz music, flappers, gangsters, Prohibition, speakeasies, Model Ts, women’s rights and more exciting happenings made up what many referred to as a cultural civil war, all taking ...

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