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California is a paradise with a thousand miles of cool, sandy beaches, 500 miles of stunning forests (including the giant redwoods - the biggest trees on Earth,) and Death Valley, where temperatues typically top 120 degrees in the summer months. Be a part of this spectacular journey!


Strawberries in the House

Of course you know that California is the nation's leading producer of strawberries. Of any vegetable or fruit, strawberry takes the (short) cake when it comes to celebrating, too.  This month Santa Maria, the heart of ...

Solvang Danish Days

Solvang Danish Days takes place September 19-21, 2014. The annual festival  includes a parade, costumes, dancing, wine, and the world famous Aebleskivers. The round pastries are cooked on a hot griddle, sprinkled with powder sugar, then given ...

Trick or Treat Food Dilem...

There's a dilemma when trying to avoid giving sugar to trick or treaters 5,000 calories in the average trick or treat goody bag 4 cups of sugar in a single kid's Halloween candy -- that's a 2-pound ...

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In Search of Love: Famous Cupids in Ca...

Published on: February 14, 2012
Photos left to right: French Porcelain Cupid  (1766-1773) by sculptor Etienne-Maurice Falconet from The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens; French Cupid Among Roses, or Love the Sentinel (1775) by Jean-Honore Fragonard from The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; Roman Sculpture of Cupid (A.D. 1 - 50) Bronze, silver, copper cupid sculpture at ...

Flowers Make the Wheels & World G...

Published on: February 14, 2012
There's more than one way to say it with flowers, as shown in the photo of a bicycle in the sand with a vase of flowers planted next to it. Twenty-three percent of adults purchase flowers or plants as gifts for Valentine's Day; of those, 61% are men and 39% were women. Of fresh flower ...

Commercial Side of Valentine’s D...

Published on: February 14, 2012
Photos left to right: Gondola Getaway in Naples, Calif. offers romantic Valentine's rides;  heart shaped helium balloons are tethered to personal belongings at the beach; Valentine's flag banners blow in the breeze next to Pacific Coast Highway 1 in California. What people are buying: 19% of shoppers plan to buy jewelry for their significant others 50% intend ...



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