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 [...]

Catalina Island Welcomes Summer with Events, Openings and Savings

Catalina Island, increasingly popping up on lists of “best” little known islands to visit, including Sunset Magazine, USA Today, and CBS Early Show, will not disappoint new and returning visitors this summer. Now through December 31, 2014, Catalina Express gives travelers a free round trip ride on their birthday (up to $76.50 round trip) [...]

Langham Extends its Reach

The Langham Hospitality Group, owners of Pasadena’s historic Langham Huntington, Pasadena, have announced an agreement with DAS Real Estate to manage The Langham resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Scheduled to open in 2015, the 323-room resort is the group’s first foray into the Middle East and the first resort in the Hong Kong-based company’s [...]

Surf the Skies

Imagine flying back and forth between LA and the Bay Area, Santa Barbara, and Palm Springs as much as you want, whenever you want, for one basic fee. That’s the basic idea behind Surf Air, the nation’s first membership-only “All you can fly” airline. Here’s how it works: Members pay a $1650 monthly membership fee, [...]

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Invites Travelers to “Experience the Arts” at The Norton Simon Museum

Celebrate the love of the arts with The Langham Huntington, Pasadena and The Norton Simon Museum, and enjoy all the artistic wonder that Pasadena has to offer! Travelers and locals are invited to book the hotel’s new Experience the Arts Package and enjoy luxurious overnight accommodations, valet parking and two tickets to The Norton Simon [...]

Safe Travel

Debbie Priester of Titan Travel will enlighten future travelers with the details on what they need to do before heading off on that well deserved vacation. She will share her expertise on preparing one’s house, luggage and financial affairs before leaving, and offer tips and personal insights on traveling safely and smartly. A door prize [...]

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 [...]

Pala Casino, Resort and Spa: Let Them Entertain You

Upcoming entertainment includes: The Stylistics on 9/20, Neil Sedaka on 10/11 and Aaron Lewis on 11/14 More than just a glitzy casino, the Pala Resort and Spa adds some class to an industry full of glittery establishments. When I realized it had been years since I’d visited Pala, I decided a return trip was in [...]


Bodacious Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay Lodge, Photo: Bodega Bay Lodge It’s hot, it’s humid and just generally uncomfortable. Southern California beaches are crowded, so in the immortal words of Horace Greeley, “Go West, young man” well, actually northwest. Bodega Bay lies on the Sonoma Coast about one hour north of San Francisco. The drive takes about seven hours, [...]


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 not only go to the West Side but stay there I jumped at the chance. [...]


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 hotel [...]


10 Tips to Avoid Pickpockets While Traveling

For many, vacation time is right around the corner and the thought of the perfect getaway does not include being a victim of crime. While most vacations will go as planned, some will fall victim to petty theft: mainly purse snatching and pickpockets. Thieves target tourists because they are the ones with the money. In [...]