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Stay and Play at Jamaica Bay Inn Marina del Rey

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If your idea of a good vacation involves water as the prime attraction, then Marina del Rey is for you. Billed as Los Angeles’ “coastal playground,” this city boasts water activities abounding year-round. Surprisingly just a short four mile drive from the LAX airport, Marina del Rey is central to the LA coastline. It’s a short walking distance to the ... Read More »

North Italia Santa Monica Founded on Food with Integrity

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Sometimes a restauranteur comes along who changes the game. Raises the bar. Ups the ante. That’s very much the case with Sam Fox—the creative visionary behind Fox Restaurant Concepts, which has taken hip and healthy hospitality to new heights. From dropping out of college and siphoning the tuition funds into his first restaurant endeavor at the age of 20, to ... Read More »

Monkey King San Diego a Late-Night Chinese Dining Destination

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San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter is a bustling community filled with vibrant nightlife, which indubitably includes dining to die for. Amid the burgeoning downtown culinary scene is Monkey King, an elegant late-night Chinese cuisine eatery that swung into action in late 2017. The current iteration of Monkey King is a reprisal of a restaurant by the same name, which actually claimed ... Read More »

The Hermosa Inn Arizona a Unique Boutique Hideaway

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Nestled in the heart of Paradise Valley, Arizona—an exclusive Phoenix enclave that’s just minutes from bustling Scottsdale—lies a AAA Four Diamond boutique hideaway called Hermosa Inn. Originally the residence and studio of iconic cowboy artist Alonzo “Lon” Megargee, this one-of-a-kind boutique resort is the quintessential blend of modern luxury and authentic southwestern charm. Here you’ll revel in world-class amenities amid ... Read More »

Brunch Packs a Punch at Hundred Proof San Diego

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What’s not to love about Sundays in San Diego? With gorgeous year-round weather beckoning folks to get out and about, no matter what your plans are to see and do in the SoCal sunshine, by mid-morning you’ll have worked up quite an appetite. That’s the perfect time to head over to Hundred Proof on Park Boulevard for a bodacious brunch. ... Read More »

8 Reasons Families Flock to Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort Phoenix

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The city of Phoenix, Arizona’s capital, is located in the south-central part of the state at the midway point between Tucson in the southeast and Flagstaff to the north. With one of the largest populations in the American Southwest and famously warm weather amid year-round sunshine, the myriad of things attracting families to the area is nothing short of impressive. ... Read More »

Pantai Inn La Jolla an Enchanting Oceanside Escape

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With a boast-worthy motto like “America’s Finest City,” you can bet the San Diego region is replete with premium hospitality options proffering top-tier tourism.  As the 8th largest city in the United States, San Diego boasts much diversity relative to terrain, climate and more. From climbable mountains to surf-able oceans, not to mention quick drivable access into Mexico’s beautiful Baja ... Read More »

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Gets Multi-Million Dollar Makeover

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As the fifth largest city in the United States, more than 22 million visitors flock to metropolitan Phoenix every year. With a bustling downtown quadrant comprised of around 100 square blocks, this section of town is teeming with fun and exciting things to do—keeping tourists duly entertained and engaged. From professional sports, live music and fine dining venues to festivals, ... Read More »

4 Itinerary Essentials in Buena Park, California

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Nestled in California’s Orange County, the city of Buena Park is a beacon for fun-loving family travelers. Comprised of approximately 11 square miles, this small town packs a huge travel and tourism punch, boasting some of the world’s most well-known theme parks and attractions. With a history that dates back to 1783, when the entire state was occupied by Spanish ... Read More »

Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel: Rejuvenation & Revelry in Beverly Hills

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By all accounts Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel is a distinctive destination in the center of Los Angeles’ most exclusive enclave. This prime property is, in fact, the only private boutique hotel located on the famed Rodeo Drive, itself. I recently stayed at the storied property to see what the buzz was about and left longing for more.  With 88 guest ... Read More »