California Baseball’s Northern Heaven

Here is the inside tip, baseball fans. The Dodgers will play arch-rival San Francisco Giants for three games at the very end of September. Can you think of a better reason to plan a quick getaway to one of the most beautiful cities in the world? We traveled earlier this season to San Francisco on [...]


Travel the Blue Danube with the Pasadena Chamber Informational Meeting

Cruise the Danube with Jet Vacations aboard a 5-star luxury riverboat from Budapest to Nuremberg from October 20 to October 28, 2015. The price of $3,699 per person includes airfare from Los Angeles, transfers to your luxury cruiser, meals, drinks and more. See Bratislava, Vienna and more as you enjoy the food, people and sights [...]


Standing Among Giants

Three and half hours or so north of LA, the trees rise out of the earth like skyscrapers and everywhere you look, there is enough beauty to ride out a lifetime of memories.


Hyatt Regency Suites Rebrands to Hyatt Palm Springs

Formerly known as Hyatt Regency Suites, today the hotel announced the completion of its rebranding to Hyatt Palm Springs. Hyatt Palm Springs joins the growing number of Hyatt hotels operating under the Hyatt brand throughout the world. The rebranding heralds a series of improvements, the enhancement of local expertise and newly customizable amenities and experiences. [...]


A New King at Pantai Inn

Dallas King, former assistant GM at the Marriott Courtyard/Marriott Residence Inn in Carlsbad, has been announced as the new General Manager at Pantai Inn in La Jolla. The Balinese-themed luxury boutique inn, managed by R.A. Rauch & Associates, Inc. (RAR), has also added 12 new suites to its ocean front hotel. According to Robert Rauch, [...]


Travel Eco Friendly – 7 Quick Tips For Making Your Travel Plans More Environmentally Friendly

If you have led your family to live a greener lifestyle over the past year, it’s only fitting that you give your vacation a green makeover as well. People are becoming more and more environmentally conscious, so it’s no wonder that eco-friendly family vacations are growing in popularity. Eco-friendly vacations are affordable and fit a [...]


Hollywood Burbank Airport Offers Travel Tips for the Busy Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving week kicks off the winter holiday travel season, and passengers traveling through Hollywood Burbank Airport between Monday, November 20, and Monday, November 27, will experience higher-than-normal passenger traffic. We expect upwards of 125,000 travelers that will pass through the Airport during this eight-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period. The busiest travel days will be Tuesday [...]


Langham Hotels & Resorts Recognized with Conde Nast Traveler’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Award “#1 Hotel in New York City”

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Langham Place, New York – soon to be The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue – being recognized as the #1 Hotel in New York City with a score of 98.22. As a result of this distinction, The Langham in New [...]


Enjoy Holidays as Magical as They Were When You Were a Child

It may be hard to believe, but we are less than 60 days away from the start of the crazy end-of-the-year holiday panic. Unbelievable, right? Why not hit the reset button and make the holidays as magical as they were when you were a child: take a holiday cruise. Experience holiday sights and sounds in [...]


Beautiful Belize

My first trip to Ambergris Caye, Belize and I stayed here at Belize’s only Yacht Club. Had a marvelous time and cannot wait to go back. The club is walking distance to shops, restaurants, activities and the town of San Pedro (made famous by Madonna – La Isla Bonita song 1986). Besides walking, the islands [...]


Relaxing Retreat Steps Away from the Stars

Hollywood is synonymous with California. While tinseltown is an undisputed tourist draw, this city has a lot to offer locals as well. But when it comes time to take a break from the frantic pace of Hollywood and Highland, it can be tough to find an affordable retreat close to the action. The Hollywood Hotel [...]


An Artsy Weekend Getaway in Costa Mesa

If the phrase ‘weekend getaway’ conjures images of hopping on a personal plane and jetting to a far-off destination filled with arts, food and relaxing afternoons, you’re not alone. Luckily, you can still spend a relaxing weekend away without owning your own plane. Costa Mesa, in Orange County, is just a hop skip and jump [...]


Coming Home to King George

One of the things we love about San Francisco is that, though we travel there often, we see and discover new things every time we go. At just over 46 square miles, the city-county is overflowing with views, experiences and adventures. From the spectacular homes and hotels on Nob Hill, to sushi in Japantown, to [...]


The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Takes Leadership Position in Sustainable Practices in North America

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is the first luxury hotel on the west coast of the U.S. to achieve the coveted EarthCheck Gold Certification. Gold Certification recognizes five consecutive years of commitment to environmental and social sustainability. The EarthCheck Program is widely regarded as the world’s most scientifically rigorous and provides a framework, which includes requirements [...]


A Quick Getaway to the Hotel Wilshire and Another World

The Front of the Hotel Wilshire, Photo: Hotel Wilshire I don’t know about you but I don’t get out to the West Side of Los Angeles very often, maybe once a year…..maybe. So when I was offered the opportunity to go to the West Side but stay there I jumped at the chance. Kimpton’s Hotel [...]


Golden Sunlit Days and Balmy Nights: A Get-Away to Palm Springs

  Most of us from SoCal have been to Palm Springs, but were we really staying in Palm Springs? Located right in the middle of Downtown on Palm Canyon Drive sits the Hyatt Palm Springs (previously Hyatt Regency Suites), now that’s Palm Springs. With walkable-distance shops and dining to the right and left of the [...]


The Perfect Summer “Staycation”

A family vacation can be the most magical time of your life. Fun, enjoyment, excitement, and adventure. However, they can also be very expensive. A staycation is the vacation package that doesn’t cost the Earth, yet allows you to enjoy all the benefits that you would normally derive from a family vacation. Simply put, a [...]


The Best Travel Deals

The global recession, and economic chaos around the world has presented us with many opportunities, especially if you are looking to do some international traveling. Even though the Dollar is not very strong right now, there are many countries, who’s currencies have fallen much more, or the economic conditions that are present, have made traveling [...]


Who will You Wanderlust With?

“We should go on a food trip to Italy next year!” Does that sound familiar? How about, “Let’s start crossing things off our bucket list and go on that Pilgrimage.” Or, “Kids, we’d like to enjoy your inheritance traveling with you than saving it for later.” And so it goes, over the holidays, around family or friends, these [...]

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Hilton Pasadena to Complete Multi-Million Dollar Makeover this November

The new and improved Hilton Pasadena will wow West Coast travelers this November, with the completion of a $25 million dollar redevelopment. After 11 months of redesign and renovation, the hotel will unveil its newest amenities, including new guest rooms, public common spaces and meeting rooms. Most noteworthy will be the opening of the hotel’s [...]

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Catalina Express Bids Fond Farewell to ‘Birthday Ride’ Promotion and Gives Thanks to Its Many Birthday Island Partners

On its 30th anniversary in 2012 Catalina Express launched its “Birthday Ride” promotion and its “Birthday Island” partnership. Since then, the ferry company has been proud to continue the promotion for six years, which has resulted in nearly 500,000 registrations and 200,000 round-trip voyages. As with all good things, the popular birthday promotion — which [...]

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A Girlfriends Retreat at The Oaks at Ojai

Sometimes you just need some girlfriend time. Time to laugh, cry, and relive some of the moments that brought you together in the first place. How about some pampering and focusing on just you? The Oaks at Ojai gives you the opportunity to do all these things in a welcoming atmosphere that is made up [...]

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Roommate Alicia: Gee, it is Like Staying with a Friend

We spent about a week in and around Madrid this summer, traipsing from hotel to Airbnb to Airbnb and back again, but it wasn’t until we arrived at the RoomMate Alicia hotel, that we truly felt at home. Nestled into a chic corner of the Santa Ana Plaza about a half-mile walk from the teeming [...]

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A Santa Barbara Vacation in a Greek-Style Villa

Blue skies, ocean breezes, swaying palm trees, and the vast blue Pacific are just some of the things that await visitors to Santa Barbara. What if there was also your very own multi-level vacation villa waiting there to? What? You don’t own a vacation villa in Santa Barbara? Well, with InvitedHome you can rent one. [...]

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Picturesque Pismo Beach

An easy three hour drive up the 101, sits the picturesque town of Pismo Beach. With sand dunes and rugged cliffs, Pismo Beach is a perfect place for a short weekend or a leisurely stay. Surrounded by Central Coast wineries, it’s also a convenient home-base for a wine tasting vacation. The Cliffs Resort was our [...]

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Hyatt Regency LAX: A Room With a View

Who says you can’t have a view when staying at the airport? At the Hyatt Regency LAX, the closest hotel in proximity to the airport, a beautiful view is just what you’ll get. I had a room overlooking the colored pilings and a great view of take-offs and landings. The 580 room hotel offers large [...]

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Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Cool Vacation Destination

When I left Pasadena on a recent May Sunday it was already 95 degrees and the weatherman was gleefully predicting 3-digits. I hate the heat but I had a smile on my face because I was headed to cool, picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea. Now is the perfect time to visit because the summer crowds have not yet [...]

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Learn about Travel to India with the Pasadena Chamber – Dubai Trip Added to September Itinerary

Travel to India September 14 to September 24. India’s astounding diversity of religions, languages, and cultures is unique and unparalleled. Encounter the magic of India! This journey showcases the cultural and historical splendor of Rajasthan. Travel through regions timeless, somnolent villages, little changed by centuries. Start by exploring the bustling metropolis of Delhi, from here [...]

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Pasadena Highlighted in Latest Issue of Southwest In-flight Magazine

The November issue of Southwest Airlines’ in-flight reader, “Southwest Magazine” highlights the special nature of Pasadena. Prior to publication, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted a writer for a tour of the city. That tour resulted in a six-page centerpiece. Part of the “Adventure In …” series, Southwest Magazine highlights the Norton Simon Museum, [...]

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Langham Hotels & Resorts Recognized with Six Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards

The Langham Hotels & Resorts from Top Clockwise: The Langham Melbourne, The Langham London, The Langham Chicago, The Langham Place New York, The Langham Boston and The Langham Huntington Pasadena. Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Langham Hotels & Resorts recognized with six awards, each breaking [...]

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Placid, Peaceful, and Picturesque Tomales Bay is a Hidden Pearl

About an hour north of the bustling city of San Francisco lies an oasis of tranquility; Tomales Bay. The water on the bay is like glass, reflecting the light from the sky. It laps gently at the shore and invites those around it to just breath. The scenery is vast and the towns are few [...]

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InvitedHome: Vacation Home Convenience with Luxury Hotel Amenities

Have you always wanted that vacation home on the beach without the headaches of maintaining it? Then InvitedHome is for you. Offering luxury homes from stunning to simple, InvitedHome makes it easy to rent that vacation home, while providing luxury hotel amenities. That’s right, just like at a hotel you’ll have 24/7 service for any [...]

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Palm Springs and Indian Wells: A Tale of Two Deserts

A trip to the Palm Springs area is always an adventure; close enough to drive but far enough away to make you feel like you’ve gone somewhere. And you can choose your adventure too, it’s not all about lying by the pool or golfing anymore. With the resurgence of downtown Palm Springs there are all [...]

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