Exploring Temecula Wineries: Ponte and Bottaia Wineries
Mar31

Exploring Temecula Wineries: Ponte and Bottaia Wineries

Ponte, a picturesque and fun SoCal winery, along with its more sophisticated sister winery, Bottaia, offers something for everybody. by Jenni Keast Once upon a time, Temecula wineries were scoffed at by their sun-kissed cousins to the north—becoming a subject of derision by wine sophisticates who considered “Southern California wine” an oxymoron. There was some validity for that scorn, all having to do with factors like PH balance,...

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Six Secret Spots to Visit in Long Beach
Mar31

Six Secret Spots to Visit in Long Beach

Highlighted by the beauty of the Pacific coast, Long Beach is a relaxing getaway destination, ideal to visit any time of the year. Discover some of the hidden locations that have become favorites for both locals and visitors alike. 1. Naples Island Dotted with sailboats and gondolas along its picturesque canals, Naples Island offers a slice of Italian flair on the California coast. Though hidden away in a serene locale, this nautical...

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5 Ways to Fill Your Quarantine Days
Mar31

5 Ways to Fill Your Quarantine Days

The novel COVID-19 virus has caused us to quarantine to protect our most vulnerable, it has affected all aspects of our daily routine and activities we enjoy. Not to worry because we have some fun and creative things for you to do while you stay at home. Create your own spa Decompress by transforming your home into your own personal spa. Recreate that perfect spa atmosphere by lighting some aromatic candles, queuing your favorite...

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The Old Towns of SoCal
Mar31

The Old Towns of SoCal

Southern California is historic for many things — the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, the gnarly surf culture, and the iconic Route 66 just to name a few. Tourists may venture here for the wonderful world of Disney or to experience the beauty of a SoCal beach. But older cities with plenty of history are definitely the way to go for a more immersive trip. Rich in history and fun, these old towns of SoCal will give you a glimpse into...

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8 Hidden Beaches in San Diego to Discover This Fall
Mar28

8 Hidden Beaches in San Diego to Discover This Fall

Fall is an ideal time to explore San Diego’s 70 miles of sparkling beaches, as the summer crowds diminish, temperatures average a pleasant 74 degrees and seaside hotel prices dip from peak season rates.  Whereas the beaches of La Jolla and Mission Bay have long had mass appeal, San Diego’s lesser-known stretches of sand offer visitors a spot to lay out their towels, bask in the golden glow of the sun and...

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