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Heavenly Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe

Epic Adventure

Thrilling activities abound at Heavenly Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe. I’m peering over the side of the mountain, arms planted at my sides, knees slightly bent, heart racing, contemplating the steep drop and the turns that lie ahead. It’s not…

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In Vino Veritas: Guadalupe Valley Wine

When renowned Mexican winemaker Hugo D’Acosta realized that his half of his vineyards in Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley were planted in sand and the other half in clay, he took the opportunity to demonstrate the impact of soil on wine. In…

San Francisco's skyline (Courtesy of the San Francisco Travel Association)

Bay Gems: Savoring San Francisco

The sidewalk outside of Trouble Coffee Co. and Coconut Club was filling up with an eclectic crowd as I set my coffee on a tree stump-turned-table. We’d ventured all the way to one of San Francisco’s southwestern neighborhoods, Outer Sunset,…

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The Road to Snow: Big Bear and Mountain High

Mountain High Only about an hour and a half from Laguna, Mountain High makes for a convenient snow-packed day trip. Regular visitors will want to check out the new deal available from Mountain High and Snow Valley: The two partnered…

Mammoth Mountain | Photo by Peter Morning

Hit the Slopes: Mammoth Mountain

  Get a Head Start on Snow Sports As a high point in the Eastern Sierra range, Mammoth has been the ultimate weekend trip for Californians since the 1950s. This year, the new Transition Park is an addition to Mammoth’s…

The Village at Northstar features an ice skating rink, dining and shopping. | Photo by Aaron Rosen/Courtesy of Northstar

3 Ways to Experience Tahoe This Season

Northstar California Northstar California has created Tahoe’s most family-friendly environment. Although there is expert terrain, Northstar offers terrific intermediate runs that a group of skiers and snowboarders of varied skill levels can enjoy together. Many runs are wide, the lift…

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Travel to San Diego for Kid-Friendly Deals in October

October provides the chance to beat holiday crowds and experience San Diego at its best. Throughout the month, more than 100 organizations offering discounts on transportation, lodging, food and entertainment encourage families to come and explore the city. Deals are…

KapohoKine Adventures’ Zipline Through Paradise | Photo by Kristin Lee Jensen

Head to Hawaii for Adventures on the Big Island

On the count of three,” the guide says, as I inch closer to the edge of the zip line platform. Lush Hawaiian rainforest sprawls out below this section of KapohoKine Adventures’ course—at nearly half a mile in length, it is…

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Escape to St. Regis Monarch Beach for a Luxury Staycation

While out-of-town tourists still crowd Laguna’s streets, you can stretch out the last few days of summer with a quick pre-Labor Day retreat of your own. There’s no need to battle major-freeway traffic and airport anxiety when a short drive…

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History Meets Modern Luxury in Macau

“It’s like the Las Vegas of Asia,” people often say when describing Macau. The special administrative region of China has earned its reputation as a gaming hub, and the casinos rising up on the Cotai Strip and peninsula are adding…