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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!


California Spotlight: Nat...

The most stunning landscapes can be seen in our national and state parks, and it is no surprise that top winning pictures in the National Park Service photo contest 2012 were taken in California. Out ...

A Trip Back in Time, Mt. ...

With scenery out of the "Sound of Music" movie, northern California's Shasta Cascade region includes its very own set of alps (Trinity), alpine lakes and flower-covered mountainsides. When you need to step back to a ...

Christmas Every Day at Ch...

Every day is Christmas in California! When you stand at Christmas Cove beach and look through the keyhole formed by rocks, you can soak up a lush winter scene on a warm December day. Dancing ...

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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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