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Point Reyes

At Point Reyes National Seashore you can step off the mainland of modern California onto a remote land that nothing has ever seemed to tame.

Ashland, Oregon

Tucked tightly against the base of the Siskiyou Mountains on the southern end of the Rogue Valley, Ashland, Oregon is synonymous with the annual summer-long Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and rightly so.

Surf's Up

While popular beach destinations like Santa Monica and Malibu get a steady stream of fun and sun fanatics each summer, there’s another Southern California town riding the tourism wave. Just 35 miles south of Los Angeles in Orange County, Huntington Beach is celebrating 100 years of California Dreamin’ in 2009.

Up, Up and Away

When Louis the XVI commissioned the first untethered hot air balloon ride in Paris, France, in 1783, his aim was to realize the birth of an extraordinary means to showcase his glory, if not catapult France to the forefront of the scientific revolution. Now more than 200 years later, hot air balloon flight remains a time-honored reality, regardless of the fact that there are much faster ways to get from point a to point b.

Get Packing

Summer has set in and the travel bug has bitten. Whether traveling far or sticking around to enjoy local destinations, we've compiled a list of must-have travel items for adults, kids, and pets!

Take a Trip Back

Be careful how you pack for vacation this summer. As a kid it got me in trouble right in front of a bunch of nuns.

Grape Escape

Visitors to Sonoma are privy to a prime vantage point from which to explore and experience the fashionable rusticity and outright fabulousness of the Wine Country and all it offers – world-class cuisine, soothing hot springs and mineral baths, olive oil as delectable as the wine, and downright unreal places to stay like The Lodge at Sonoma.

A Garlic Getaway

If the scent of garlic has you running to see what’s cookin’…then you must trek south to Gilroy (the Garlic Capitol of the World) and the San Martin vicinity for a real tasty trip to indulge your cravings and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

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