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A California Road Trip: Beach, Desert, and Los Angeles With Kids

A California Road Trip: Beach, Desert, and Los Angeles With Kids

We were told to keep an eye out for the resident seals, whales and dolphins. Gazing out onto the Pacific while stretching out in the warm sunshine was one of the highlights of my trip— a true moment of serenity.      Our California Road Trip Itinerary Road-tripping through California had been on our travel bucket list for about a decade, but ...

From the Queen Mary to Victoria, a photographer captures a West Coast road trip

From the Queen Mary to Victoria, a photographer captures a West Coast road trip

We stayed in a wide variety of accommodations over this five-week period: homes of friends, Airstreams, quirky inns and luxury hotels. Some experiences we’ll remember for a lifetime. A family meanders up the California Coast to Victoria, Canada This year was the year, our once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a long drive with the kids and experience some of the most ...

Shore Hotel, Santa Monica

Shore Hotel, Santa Monica

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“Location, location, location” is everything for a hotel in a city like Los Angeles. When we decided on a family trip out West for a short winter break, I spent countless hours researching hotels in Century City, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood. But this was a family trip, not a romantic getaway, and I knew what the hotel was ...

Four Seasons Aviara, North San Diego

Four Seasons Aviara, North San Diego

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Some of my fondest travel memories are from my days as a single, working gal vacationing in California. It's true that most moms recall any travel before their children as glamorous and restorative. When I reflect on my drive down the Pacific Coast Highway with my best friend from college in our red convertible, lounging in poolside cabanas, sleeping in, talking for ...