Discovering Channel Islands National Park
Mar31

Discovering Channel Islands National Park

Just off the coast of Ventura is Channel Islands National Park, one of our richest, rarest national treasures.  Known as America’s Galapagos, the park’s five islands — Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara — are treasure troves of history and recreation. It also includes some 2,000 diverse animal and plant species, 145 of which exist nowhere else in the world. It has been home to the Chumash...

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SoCal’s Celebrated Burgers
Mar31

SoCal’s Celebrated Burgers

ONION OR NO ONION? WELL DONE OR MEDIUM? CHEESE, PICKLES, KETCHUP, MAYO — OR NOT? BURGER AFICIONADOS GENERALLY HAVE VERY DEFINITE IDEAS OF WHAT THEIR TASTE BUDS CRAVE. IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, WE HAVE A GREAT RANGE OF BURGER FARE EVERYWHERE. SOME OF OUR TOP FAVES INCLUDE: The Melt www.themelt.com Their signature, medium cooked Angus and Wagyu beef patty served on a potato bun with a toothpick anchored pickle on top comes with...

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Five Faves: Doughnuts to Donuts to Cronuts
Mar31

Five Faves: Doughnuts to Donuts to Cronuts

Fried, flavored, layered, powdered, glazed, filled with fruit, topped with chocolate chips, bits of bacon and maple syrup — well, let’s just say the traditional doughnut has definitely been reimagined into some of the most amazing temptations to gratify the most demanding donut devotee.   San Diego: Donut Bar “If I’m going to do donuts, I’m going to stop at nothing,” said Chef Santiago Campa when opening...

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Savoring San Juan Capistrano
Mar31

Savoring San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano is blessed with ideal Southern California weather year-round. Originally tribal land occupied by the peace-loving Acjachemen Indians, the Capistrano Valley in Orange County has long been home to communities that love to celebrate the land, its culture and heritage. Hardly a month passes without one event or another marking the calendars of its residents and visitors near and far. As a historic destination and a...

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5 Most Heavenly Cupcake Shops on Earth
Aug27

5 Most Heavenly Cupcake Shops on Earth

Cupcakes come in all colors, sizes and calorie counts. You see glorious cupcake displays at weddings, birthdays and lining bakery shelves. If you’re going to eat the whole thing, it’s probably best if it’s a cupcake rather than the three-tiered alternative. Here are five of the Southland’s best to tempt the palate and keep you relatively guilt-free.   Enjoy Cupcakes in Santa Barbara & Los Olivos...

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