view from above Avalon, Catalina

Winter Warm-up in Los Angeles

hiking griffith park in los angeles

I’ve lost track of how many years I’ve called the San Francisco Bay Area home, but I always get excited about planning a trip to Los Angeles. Southern California and Northern California may call the same state home, but it’s safe to say a bit of a rivalry exists. LA was where I spent my college days, and fell in love with summer-like weather that’s typical all year long.

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Hawaiian Turtle in water

Set Sail in Hawaii

One of the toughest things about planning a trip to Hawaii is deciding where to visit. Flights between the islands can get pricey and eat up valuable vacation time. So how do you cover a lot of ground without coming home feeling like you need a vacation? Small ship cruising has a huge advantage when it comes to travel because you can unpack once and wake up just about every morning in a new spot.

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