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Los Angeles: A First Timer's Guide to Santa Monica

by Moderator February 2013 - last edited October

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Home to a mix of Hollywood execs, celebrities, surfers, skaters and young eco-conscious professionals, the seaside city of Santa Monica is our favourite place to stay when visiting L.A...

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Beyond Los Angeles: A Trip to Palm Springs

by Moderator February 2013 - last edited October

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Just two hours east of Los Angeles, Palm Springs is the ultimate desert resort - so we paid a visit to discover how the city's been luring a new crowd... 

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Great Travel Reads: Inspired by San Francisco

by Moderator November 2012 - last edited October



San Francisco is the inspired setting for a string of great novels, spanning the entire life of the city from the gold rush era to the present day...

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Great Travel Reads: Inspired by Los Angeles

by Moderator November 2012 - last edited October



Heading to the hardboiled City of Angels anytime soon? We've got a literary list of cranky detectives and explosive Hollywood thrillers to whet your L.A. appetite...

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San Francisco: Eating and Drinking Tours

by Moderator November 2012 - last edited November

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San Francisco is a city obsessed with grass roots culinary ventures, from small organic restaurants and street food to farmers markets and food trucks. Experience the deliciousness for yourself...

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San Francisco: Best Golden Gate Bridge Views

by Moderator June 2012 - last edited November by Community Manager



With San Francisco celebrating 75 years of the Golden Gate Bridge this year, we're sharing the best viewpoints for admiring this masterpiece of art deco engineering...

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