The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday to honor the life and legacy of the foremost figure of…
Signage for the Lorraine Motel at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee against a gray sky
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… Today is Veterans Day. Thank you to all the men and women who have…
Are you an arachnophobe? Do creepy black spider Halloween decorations freak you out far more than any witch, bat, ghost or thing that goes bump…
A closeup of a spider against a blurry yellow and brown background
Moab, Utah is a very cool city. It has a trendy vibe, but in a timeless, not-actually-trying sort of way. Moab is also very good…
Arches National Park scenery near Moab, Utah
It’s always fun to imagine living full-time in a destination you’re only visiting, no matter how realistic or far-fetched the idea might be. The fantasy…
the flower-filled courtyard of the Beach House Inn in Santa Barbara, California
Green goddess dressing might seem like a contemporary creation, given trending desires for photogenic fresh foods packed with a full herb garden’s worth of greenery.…
a plate with fresh herbs, mayonnaise, tarragon vinegar and anchovies, ingredients fora green goddess dressing recipe
As a destination blessed by an abundance of loveliness, it’s no surprise that Santa Barbara has a superb zoo. The AZA-accredited Santa Barbara Zoo covers…
Giraffes at the Santa Barbara Zoo, one of the best attractions for kids in Santa Barbara
By J.C. Thomas Much like San Diego itself, every element of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar golf resort and spa is eminently appealing. In any…
Fairmont Grand Del Mar exterior entrance fountain San Diego resort
— OPINION — By Rachel Melikian A landmarked historical map carrying the Great Seal of the United States of America, affixed with the signature of…
Official Presidential portrait of Woodrow Wilson, 1913 Frank Graham Cootes / Public domain
A Review of Yosemite Dreams: Rustic and Refined Lodging Near Oakhurst By J.C. Thomas In 2020, visiting Yosemite National Park in the peak of summer…
By Rachel Melikian Something can stand on three pillars, but a house needs four. In the home, the father represents all four pillars, without which…
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By Rachel Melikian The night before the Armenian Genocide commemoration on April 24 there is a candlelight vigil, but this year, 2020, the commemoration of…