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 [...]

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, [...]

New Year for a New You From the Oaks at Ojai

It’s that time of year again when resolutions for getting fit, losing pounds and eating healthy are made and, many times, broken after the first few months. The Oaks at Ojai destination spa has long been considered a place to kick start and healthy lifestyle while sharing tips on how to stay on the path [...]

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 [...]

An Enchanted Trip to Santa Barbara

Balmy weather, blue skies and gentle breezes greeted our arrival in Santa Barbara a mere 90 minutes from Pasadena. Anacapa Island rose gently from the Pacific while the sun danced golden on the water. If I had ordered it myself, I could not have asked for a better day. We were booked in at the [...]


From the Crown of the Valley to the Jewel of the Sea

The view from our balcony at the Pantai Inn It’s February in Pasadena and I’m packing for a trip to La Jolla and wondering if I need a sweater…ah the joys of winter in Southern California. It’s off to the Pantai Inn, a boutique hotel with a Balinese flair located on the stunning shores of [...]


2014 Whale Watching Season Begins in San Diego

Whale watching season in San Diego traditionally occurs from December through April when California gray whales journey from the chilly Alaskan seas to the warm water lagoons of Baja California. Guests on a winter cruise can witness thousands of California gray whales come within a few miles of the San Diego coastline on their 5,000-mile [...]


More Fun Along the 101: Avila Beach

In the shadow of Pismo Beach sits a beach town that time forgot: Avila. Located about three miles off the 101 it is a secluded town, surrounded by hills and a harbor. When Pismo Beach is cloudy and overcast, Avila can be clear and sunny. On this mid-October day the temperature hovered around 75 degrees. [...]


Four Days of Bliss Along the 101

Two hundred miles; we Californians can do that in our sleep. But that golden two hundred miles up the 101 brought my companion and me to a town that left us feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and was infinitely enjoyable. Paso Robles (or Paso as the locals call it), the town you drive through to get to [...]