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Where to Go in California: A Cheat Sheet to the Top Destinations

More than one-and-a-half times bigger than the entire United Kingdom, California is the U.S. state with the highest population, the most national parks, the tallest trees, and some of the coolest, most vibrant cities. A state of mountains, deserts, lakes, and beaches, California has some of the most incredible landscapes in the country, too. Plus,…

Get Your Hands Dirty: 12 Hotels on Working Farms

Additional reporting by Lara Grant Hay! How about a visit to the ‘ole barnyard for your next getaway? Hotels on working farms allow you to leave the fast-paced city life behind — at least for the weekend — and hit the country to hone your farming chops. But don’t worry; the farmtastic resorts that make…

The 9 Cutest Bed-and-Breakfasts in California

Some travelers make the trip to California to zoom down Disneyland coasters, feed the rhinos at San Diego Zoo, or soak up L.A.’s celebrity culture. Others want to see California’s quieter, quirkier side: the California of Craftsman homes and cozy porches, of quaint bungalows and redwood verandas, of shady gardens with oak trees and fountains.…

14 Luxury Camping Trips Around the World

We all love camping…at least in theory we all love camping. In practice, some people take pleasure in the exhaustive prep work, set up, and break down more than others. For nature lovers who like to get their hands dirty, but also don’t mind a little white-glove service, these luxury camping retreats are ideal getaways.…

7 Beautiful Hotel Gardens in the U.S.

While we love what’s on the inside of hotels, we also enjoy what’s on the outside — and that includes gardens. Gardens offer guests a scenic place to sit or stroll under the sun, surrounded by perfectly landscaped (or perfectly rugged, if that’s what the designer was going for) grounds. Plus, you never know what…

The Best National Parks for Wildlife Spotting

If the possibility of seeing lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!) gets your heart pumping in an excited way, there are several places to spot these wondrous animals outside of city zoos. National parks provide a true glimpse at how mammals and birds live in the wild, from arid desert landscapes to mountainous regions with…

11 Stops to Make Along the Pacific Coast Highway

One of the most famous and beloved highways in America, California State Route 1 runs along the coast, offering beautiful vistas of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding landscape. It meanders along the Golden State’s coast for 655 miles, from its southern point in Dana Point (a 20-minute drive south of Laguna Beach) up to Leggett…

6 Awesome Pumpkin-Inspired Events to Celebrate Fall

With fall comes a cool and crisp breeze, leaves changing colors, Halloween, and lots of pumpkin-inspired food, drinks, and events. And while there are plenty of pumpkin spice lattes to sip, pumpkin pie and cream cheese to devour, and pumpkins to pick and carve, there are also many other wacky events that star the orange…

Where to Go in California, Instead of San Francisco and L.A.

Vineyards in NorCal’s Carmel Valley California is the third largest state in the U.S., taking up a whopping 163,695 square miles. That’s close to 25 percent of the entire country. However, most tourists tend to stick to two cities when planning their itineraries: San Francisco and Los Angeles. It’s understandable. These two cities are fantastic,…

The 10 Coziest Cabin Accommodations in the U.S.

Now that the wind has picked up that autumnal (burgeoning on wintry) chill, and the days have gotten shorter, cozy cabins – nestled among the country’s most gorgeous mountains and alongside picturesque lakes – have begun to beckon. Instead of the airy beachfront huts and jungle-surrounded tree houses we sought out this summer (long gone…