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Fashion Valley

Celebrating SoCal’s Coastal Chic Lifestyle at San Diego’s Premier Luxury Shopping Destination It’s officially my favorite season in sunny Southern California: Lighter Later Season. Sure, I made that up, but it isn’t untrue. And the best way to spend longer days that are lighter later are on day trips to

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Bahia Resort Hotel

San Diego’s Premier Beachfront Destination for Family-Friendly Fun When folks picture Southern California, they might bring up a mental image of Disneyland, or perhaps the golden coastline and its accompanying aqua waters. But I can guarantee at some point in their imaginings, they’re thinking about sunny San Diego. Nearly perfect

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Silverado Resort

Exceptional, Indulgent – the Ideal Napa Valley Retreat When folks say ‘Napa,’ pretty much all anyone hears is “adults only.” It honestly seems like one of those idyllic, sun-soaked, resort locales where everyone is getting a spa service and playing golf while sipping the region’s renowned varietals. Simultaneously. Not to

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Staycation Destination: Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs

If someone casually told me they’d be vacationing in the Sonoran Desert, I’d tell them to stop pulling my leg. Sounds like scorpions and a sunburn. But the moment a friend or colleague mentions Palm Springs, another mental image pops up entirely: and it isn’t one I’d run from. The

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Grande Colonial Hotel

Superior Staycation on California’s Golden Coast Usually when my husband and I travel, we’d use the verb “schlep” to describe the general disarray that accompanies our family of four. Especially if we’ve got the teens in tow – cruising in and out of hotel rooms, or fiddling with yet another

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Next Stop: Manhattan. Family Fun in the Big Apple

It’s rumored that more than 150 movies are filmed in New York City every year. I’d wager that a good portion of those are made during the holiday season, celebrating the most populous city in the country under a blanket of white. Iconic landmarks, glittering skyscrapers, and some would argue

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Your Vacation Needs Branson Missouri

A few years back my teenage daughter came home from school using the phrase “beyond.” I gathered after it was expressed a few times that it meant “extra,” or “really great.” And then I felt very old. After enough time passes though, those juvenile phrases you think you’re unlikely to

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Day Tripping in Style at Desert Hills Premium Outlets

Full disclosure: I’m a mom of teenagers and as such, am continually on the hunt for bonding opportunities that a) don’t involve electronics and b) do entail entertainment and activities that are enjoyable for both age brackets. So I was thrilled when my suggestion of a day trip to the

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