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The Channel Islands in California. Flickr/ Island Conservation

Ask the Locals: The Channel Islands of California

These islands off the coast of California are home to one of the most unique national parks in America.
Coffee around the world

Around the World for a Cup of Coffee

As I sat outside of a local restaurant in Santa Cruz, California, I took an unexpected voyage around the world.
Disneyland opened in 1955.

Disneyland Resort Celebrates 60 Years of Delighting Families

Disneyland celebrates its 60th anniversary with a new Star Wars attraction, fireworks shows and more.
There are some 30,000 LEGO® models throughout LEGOLAND® California Resort created out of more than 60 million LEGO bricks. Photo courtesy LEGOLAND California

LEGOLAND California: More than Child’s Play

LEGOLAND California was designed for kids, but it's a hit with the whole family. Here's how to save some money on your Southern California family vacation.
San Diego has plenty of attractions.

San Diego: Top 10 Places to Take the Family

San Diego is a family-friendly destination, with sandy beaches, amusement parks, a world-famous zoo and marine park.
The ship docks at many different ports.

Cruising the Pacific Coast: From California to Canada

Explore wine country via cruise ship, visiting top attractions along the way.
This Greyhound Station dates back to 1938.

Coast to Coast by Greyhound Bus

There’s nothing like seeing America through the windscreen of a ‘Scenic Cruiser,' even if it’s slightly smudged.
Rapid fire on the Merced River.

Drenched on the River of Mercy: Rafting in California

A traveler faces his fears on California's Merced River.
A diver feeds fish at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Long Beach, California: A Year-Round Family Destination

With 345 sunny days each year, you can't go wrong in Long Beach.
The Huntington Gardens offer picturesque views.

Pasadena, California: Where Everything’s Coming Up Roses

This sunny California city offers much more than The Rose Parade.
Historic hotels like Hotel del Coronado are rich with stories -- including ghost stories. Photo by Hotel del Coronado

The Late Check-Out: Haunted Historic Hotels

There’s something to be said about rubbing shoulders with kindred spirits on vacation, especially if you share a fondness for historic hotels.
The Crown Princess docks in California

California Cruising with the Crown Princess

Explore the Golden State by sea with a Princess Cruise to California.

Palm Springs: A Family-Friendly Playground

This California desert oasis isn't just for the rich and famous. It's an excellent family destination.
Murder they Wrote, Columbia California

Murder They Wrote: Barrier Free Travel

Murder-mystery participants use their detective skills to discover who is a guest, who is just playing a role and, of course, whodunit.