Santa Barbara: An AKA Beverly Hills suite in an Airstream trailer? Yes

Santa Barbara: An AKA Beverly Hills suite in an Airstream trailer? Yes

Finally, someone has designed a luxury hotel suite with wheels. Long-stay AKA Beverly Hills hotel has created a suite inside an Airstream...

New Yosemite air freshener smells like wild strawberries, but why?

New Yosemite air freshener smells like wild strawberries, but why?

If you want to know what a national park smells like, head to Yosemite National Park and inhale. Maybe you'll catch the sweet scent of...

Denver: Pot-loving 420 Rally this weekend, but beware at airports

Denver: Pot-loving 420 Rally this weekend, but beware at airports

If you're celebrating Easter this weekend in Denver, you might also ingest a bit of the city's pot-celebrating 420 Rally that has been...

Weekend Escape: It's a wild life at Carrizo Plain National Monument

Weekend Escape: It's a wild life at Carrizo Plain National Monument

You don't have to travel all the way to East Africa to go on safari. Grab your binoculars and camera and scan the 50-mile-long Carrizo Plain...

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Tall Ships Festival 2014 will sail into Los Angeles in August

Majestic tall ships will parade through L.A.'s harbor and dock for five days in August for the first time since 2008 during the Tall Ships...

Death Valley: Wildflowers appear, despite drought

Death Valley: Wildflowers appear, despite drought

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Yellowstone: Explore mud pots and track wolves on this family tour

Yellowstone: Explore mud pots and track wolves on this family tour

Yellowstone National Park covers 3,472 square miles in Wyoming and parts of Montana and Idaho -- a lot to explore on a family vacation....

Nevada: Bikers get ready to roll into Laughlin for river run festival

Nevada: Bikers get ready to roll into Laughlin for river run festival

Thousands of motorcyclists will roll into Laughlin, Nev., later this month as one of the West’s largest biker events takes over the...

California: Quiet Mondays at Oceanside mission let you unplug, unwind

California: Quiet Mondays at Oceanside mission let you unplug, unwind

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New Mexico: Albuquerque to host the Gathering of Nations

New Mexico: Albuquerque to host the Gathering of Nations

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Connecticut home of Crystal Cathedral designer to open for tours

Connecticut home of Crystal Cathedral designer to open for tours

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Gilroy: Garlic fest invites cooks to enter favorite aromatic recipes

Gilroy: Garlic fest invites cooks to enter favorite aromatic recipes

Got a great recipe for which garlic is a key ingredient? It could earn you a spot in a popular cook-off during this summer’s Gilroy...

Ojai rolls out citrus-colored carpet to celebrate mandarin harvest

Ojai rolls out citrus-colored carpet to celebrate mandarin harvest

The harvest of the seedless citrus known as the Pixie is underway in Ojai and the community is rallying behind the beloved mandarin with a...

CNN: The 15 best places to keep your kids happy

CNN: The 15 best places to keep your kids happy

if you're looking for places that will delight children, consider San Francisco's Exploratorium, Legoland California and the Twirl Toy Store...

Sand castle makers to compete for $17,000 in prizes at Imperial Beach

Sand castle makers to compete for $17,000 in prizes at Imperial Beach

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 San Diego takes art to the great outdoors

San Diego takes art to the great outdoors

SAN DIEGO¬†— SeaWorld? Check. Balboa Park? Check. The zoo? Check. Most folks heading here for a vacation visit the usual tourist...

 In Buellton, Calif., split pea soup is just part of the fun

In Buellton, Calif., split pea soup is just part of the fun

Buellton, 25 miles north of Santa Barbara, has been known for just one thing: split pea soup. For years, Buellton was that midday rest...

Baker's giant thermometer may soon be back in business

Baker's giant thermometer may soon be back in business

Just in time for triple-digit temperatures, the world’s tallest thermometer in Baker, Calif., could soon be back in operation.

San Francisco: Nob Hill hotel deal drops rate to as little as $143

San Francisco: Nob Hill hotel deal drops rate to as little as $143

Whether you long for great food, live music at Biscuits & Blues or a cable car ride, this deal for Hotel Carlton locates you near Union...

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Cost of Airbnb lodgings going up in SF, NYC and Portland, Ore.?

The cost of Airbnb accommodations in San Francisco, New York and Portland, Ore., seems likely to increase, thanks to new tax collection.

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32 best new theme park additions of 2014

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Get a schooling in relaxation at Claremont

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Monterey Bay: These cuttlefish, octopus star in aquarium's new show

Monterey Bay: These cuttlefish, octopus star in aquarium's new show

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