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The Spirit of the Old West: by Shelley Poulton.
While you probably won't run into Clint Eastwood, you may run into a
few tough guy spirits in any one of dozens of ghost towns scattered across the American
Ghost Town is a historic silver mining town that was founded in 1881. Located just ten
miles north of Barstow, California.
Bodie State Historic
Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town.
Hollywood: Behind the Scenes: by Cecilia Lee.
To discover how TV and movies are made, there are a number of Hollywood Tours that get
behind the scenes and give you a stars in your eyes experience.
Los Angeles, California
A Day In Los Angeles: by Calix Reneau.
Visitors to Los Angeles usually think of Hollywood and movie stars, but
for my money nothing beats a day visiting the beaches of nearby Santa Monica Bay.
Get a taste of the famously laid-back, Southern California lifestyle on
a tour of the West
Coast's most famous beaches; taking in Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Venice Beach and
A First-Timer's Guide to Los Angeles: by Jim Rufus.
In planning your LA visit, don't try to do everything in one week.
Target specific activities, plan day trips and allow yourself some rest in between.
Taking the Los
Angeles Sightseeing Grand Tour is also a good idea for first-time visitors to Los
It's Not a City and It's Not a Town: by Leon Schwarzbaum.
Bounded by Wilshire Boulevard on the south, Sunset Boulevard on the
north, I-405 on the west and Beverly Glen Boulevard on the east, Westwood has assumed a village
More to L.A. Than Meets the Eye: by Elizabeth D. Sommer Spratt.
If you think L.A. is alfalfa sprouts, avocados and earthquakes, you are
missing out on a truly diverse cultural and epicurean experience.
Shipwrecks Off California: by Gregory J. Robb.
North America's Pacific coastal waters are home to so many ship wrecks that the trees, inlets
and rocks are historically marked by their remains.
Summer in the City of Angels: by Shelley Poulton.
There's something for everyone in Los Angeles during the summer. It's
even said that Los Angeles has more attractions
parks than any other U.S. destination.
Napa Valley, California
Napa Valley Wine Tours: by Shelley Poulton.
With some 200 wineries in operation, there are plenty of places to
stay, eat, and of course, sample the wine on a bouquet of Napa Valley wine
Clair Tappaan Tops Tahoe: by Karen Solomon.
Looking fo somewhere to stay in Tahoe for around $50 a night? Sierra
Club's Clair Tappaan Lodge is
an affordable, comfortable, homestyle boarding house perched atop Donner Summit, Lake
Tahoe; about 45 minutes west of Reno and one and a half hours drive east of Sacramento,
just off of Interstate 80.
Palm Springs, California
A Slice for Kids Too: by Cheryl Bruneau.
Commonly known as a Mecca for golfers and the retired, and further
known as the playground for the rich, the question not often addressed is: What
to do with the kids in Palm Springs?
Diversity Defined: by Robin Treece-Winston.
From the eccentric to the conservative, Palm Springs has evolved as a city of unity,
bringing together a vastly diverse group of people.
San Bernadino, California
Hiking Death Valley: by Robin Treece-Winston.
Whether you consider yourself a seasoned professional or a mere
beginner, Death Valley offers dozens of
options for trailblazers in search of a scenic and challenging hike. No trail is alike,
and each varies in its length and difficulty.
San Diego, California
Balboa Park: by Leon Schwarzbaum.
Balboa Park is larger than New
York's Central Park and is home to 15 of San Diego's 27 museums.
Mountains, Silence and Idyllwild: by Karla Von Huben.
A tiny alpine village, Idyllwild, nestles 5,000 feet up
the side of Mt. San Jacinto, approximately two hours north of San Diego.
San Diego's Hot Theme Parks: by Karla Von Huben.
San Diego is home to many attractions, but none more beguiling than the world-famous San Diego Zoo, the Wild Animal Park and SeaWorld.
The Best Chinese Food Ever: by Karla Von Huben.
Beautifully presented, fabulous food, superior service, generous
portions and reasonable prices make the Panda Inn a
dream come true.
San Francisco, California
Golden Gate Park is More Than a Picnic - by Dana Sherne.
Although there is almost nothing more pleasant than a sunny day
picnicking in the park San Francisco's Golden Gate Park -
larger than New York's Central Park - has plenty more to offer.
Ring in the Chinese New Year (in San Francisco)!
The San Francisco
Chinese New Year celebration originated in the 1860's during the Gold Rush day and is
now the largest Asian event in North America as well as the largest general market event
in Northern California.
San Francisco's Best Dive Bars: by Dale Shaw
A real American drinking den should be dark, slightly seedy and full of
local characters. Nowhere does the dive bar
better than San Francisco
Santa Barbara, California
The American Riviera: by Robin Treece-Winston.
Known for its Spanish-Moorish architecture and Mediterranean influenced
panache, Santa Barbara is a beautiful
coastal city dotted with historic mission structures and lush greenery.
Savouring Sonoma: by Karen Solomon.
The charm of Sonoma County
is reflected in the region's smaller vineyards, the antique architecture of the tasting
rooms, and the friendly, knowledgeable staff in the wineries.
Venice Beach is Not Exactly Berkeley: by Karen Solomon.
Venice is the Berkeley of the
South without the academic conversation.
California's Tiny Seaside Treasure: by Kimberly Barker.
Minutes from the Monterey Peninsula and only a two-hour drive from San
Francisco, Moss Landing is the kind of
town where everyone knows everyone else.
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