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Beach Retreat

Historic Hotel del Coronado offers the ideal setting for a summer getaway. By Sharon Stello   Shimmering in the sun, thanks to golden flecks of mica in the soft sand, San Diego’s Coronado Beach stretches 1.5 miles long and is frequently named one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S. This...

Island Adventures

Luxurious resorts, stunning scenery and eco-minded excursions make Turks and Caicos an ideal retreat. By Sharon Stello   Gentle  waves of turquoise water lapping onto white sand beaches. Flocks of pink flamingos taking flight. Sea turtles swimming among the mangroves. Wild iguanas roaming around remote islands. Bright-colored fish flitting between coral reefs....

Powder Powerhouses

Hit the slopes on freshly groomed trails with plenty of amenities at some of the West’s best ski resorts this season. By Ashley Ryan   Southern California is often a slice of paradise, with year-round sunshine and warm weather that makes Christmas on the coast feel more like springtime than winter. However, there...

New and Hidden Gems

Rediscover San Diego by exploring some of the city’s latest additions and lesser-known spots worth seeking out. By Ashley Ryan and Sharon Stello   Often overshadowed by its bigger tourist attractions, San Diego is filled with eateries, shops and other destinations that are among local favorites. Here, we offer a glimpse at...

An Emerald Oasis

On the heels of its 150th anniversary, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park offers an urban escape filled with gardens, museums and hidden treasures. By Sharon Stello   As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, some may be pondering future travel plans, but still desire a driving-distance destination until the pandemic is officially over....

Cruising the Highway

Luxury RVs rise in popularity among pandemic-era travelers. By Tanya A. Yacina   The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our daily lives, including our ability to go on vacation. Much of the travel industry has been severely restricted or closed entirely for the last year, but people seeking a way to safely take...

The Coachella Effect

Concerts and festivals in the Coachella Valley have lured a new generation of desert explorers, creating a selection of design-driven hotels and restaurants. Chalk it up to Pearl Jam. In what Time magazine referred to as “Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Holy War,” the Seattle-based band, along with others, became vocal about...

Autumnal Adventures

In between sunny summers and icy winters, the Mammoth Lakes region is aglow with warm autumn colors, making it the perfect place to frolic this fall. By Ashley Ryan   In Southern California, we’re fortunate to have sunshine year-round. Even when the temperatures drop (you know, to a frigid 50 degrees) the...

Catalina Cool

The best of winter is yet to be had on Catalina Island. By Kim Zep The month of March is notoriously changeable, even by Southern California standards. If the Farmer’s Almanac saying holds true and March “comes in like a lion” then it should “go out like a lamb” meaning the promise...

Taste of Success (A Recipe)

After a day on the water, returning home with a bag full of fresh fish is the ultimate success, but once back on dry land, deciding how to cook your catch is the next challenge. To help with that, we reached out to the chefs at The Ritz Prime...