Julefest! Christmas in Solvang

Tucked away in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley, about 30 miles north of Santa Barbara, is the charming village of Solvang, founded by Danish immigrants early in the 20th century.  It is known for windmills and wineries amidst authentic Danish architecture such as thatched roofs and old-world craftsmanship, and presents Danish culture in dozens of […]

A Festival of Lights in Riverside, California

The city of Riverside, California, nestles along the Santa Ana River. A large metro area, Riverside is situated 50 miles south of Los Angeles in the area known as the Inland Empire. Founded in the 1870s, this vibrant community is a destination for arts and culture and particularly sparkles at holiday time.  The temperatures may […]

Christmas at the Hotel Del Coronado

Hotel Del Coronado Sign

Few people think of San Diego as a winter holiday destination. But, for me, there is no place more magical during the holidays than San Diego’s Coronado Island.  Coronado sits directly across San Diego Bay from Downtown San Diego. As my local friend and I drive across iconic blue Coronado Bay Bridge, we find the […]

Discover International Flair with Endless Outdoor Adventures on Famous Catalina Island

Story and Photos by Love Catalina Island Tourism Authority Catalina Island is a picture perfect island paradise and a world apart from the hustle and bustle of Southern California—just 22 miles off the coast—where you’re transported to a Mediterranean-style island experience. From the moment you arrive, your island life begins with breathtaking blue waters, green […]

Welcoming the New Year Immersed in Snow

For 360 degrees it was a winter wonderland. It was like being in the middle of the Sierra with mountains as far as the eye could see. What a glorious way to welcome in the New Year; a snowshoe just outside of the Lake Tahoe Basin in Alpine County, California. While this is the state’s smallest […]

Movie lovers rejoice! The Academy Museum is now open in Los Angeles!

Discover everything you ever wanted to know about films here! After years in the making, the Academy of Motion Pictures has achieved the longtime dream of the movie industry of completing a 300,000 square-foot Museum Complex. While Los Angeles is already popular with tourism, this museum undoubtedly is destined to become a world-renowned tourist destination! An architectural masterpiece, it was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano and is a must-see attraction that promises to be an exciting movie experience for all who […]

The California Super Bloom

This year’s high rainfall and the natural fertilizer caused by the wildfires are causing a “Super Bloom” that is visible from space. Super blooms only happen once a decade on average in California.