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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!


Santana Row in San Jose i...

If you need to get away for a day, Santana Row in San Jose is a shopping center for starters, but offers movies, concerts, nightlife, and a hotel all in one walkable complex. For starters, the ...

Huggable Rescue Pugs (and...

Photos above by Paula Beehner Chico, Calif.--Pug Sunday is a nonprofit on a mission. Its goal since 2002 has been to prevent cruelty to animals, often by finding loving homes for abandoned or unwanted pugs. Now ...

Dig in your heels for tho...

Pictured in photo is Signal Hill, formerly called Bay of Smokes by native tribes in Southern California who used the hill as a strategic vantage point to send out smoke signals visible over 20 miles ...

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Pine Trees & Pet Friendly Beaches...

Published on: February 19, 2012
It's not necessarily "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens" that make a favorite things list for visiting Carmel by the Sea, a Central Coast city steeped in art history, but known for the unique ocean vistas and gnarled and twisted Monterey pine trees. Carmel is known for many things. It has always been known as ...



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