Checking in: A Boutique Hotel in Downtown LA

yTravel partnered with Hotel Indigo through ShopShare Network. All opinions are the writer’s own. Downtown Los Angeles is one of those neighborhoods every local Angeleno is talking about right now. Since the Metro Expo line opened last year, I can easily get from my home in Santa Monica to this artsy neighborhood in just one hour. Craving a local escape, I recently checked into Hotel Indigo LA Downtown, which is just a 10-minute walk from the 7th Street…

Architectural Wonders Of The Hearst Castle In San Simeon, California

The Casa Grande is the centerpiece of Hearst Castle. Located in central California along the Pacific Ocean coast, stands Hearst Castle. This architectural wonder, was the home of the famous American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst from 1919 to 1947. It is the 10th stop in the series Off The Beaten Path. At one time, christened La Cuesta Encantada or The Enchanted Hill by its famous resident, today it is both a California Historical Landmark and a National Historical Landmark. The later occurring in 1976. It had already joined the National…

These 9 classic bars are why we love old San Francisco

Long before the tech crowd showed up, these classic joints are where folks imbibed. The post These 9 classic bars are why we love old San Francisco appeared first on Orbitz.

Self-Guided Photography Tour of Mammoth Lakes

There are a lot of things to do in Mammoth Lakes in the summer like hiking, biking, visiting old mining ghost towns, and more. One other thing to do in Mammoth Lakes is to simply explore the scenery. Mammoth Lakes is an incredibly photogenic destination, especially in the summer when the air is warm, the lakes are liquid, and the leaves are green or just starting to turn autumn colors. When we weren’t enjoying outdoor activities, we were looking for the best photography spots in and around Mammoth Lakes. Here are some stops …

Hurry to See Anza-Borrego Wildflowers Before They’re Gone!

Field of desert sunflowers along Henderson Canyon Road.I’ve lived in San Diego my entire life and I grew up going to the desert, including Anza-Borrego State Park, multiple times every year. I do not ever remember seeing the Anza-Borrego wildflowers in bloom like they are this year. I vaguely remember hiking with my mom and keeping our eyes peeled for the occasional desert bloom. But this year, because of the insanely above-average rain we’ve received in Southern California, the desert wildflowers…

Air Sale: Flights on Alaska Airlines from $44

Alaska Airlines Spring savings alert! Alaska Airlines is giving us the perfect excuse to book a trip just as the trees are starting to turn green again. With one-way flights as low as $44, this sale lets you save on flights from major cities across the US. This deal ends February 27 at midnight. With this offer, you can fly in April, May, and June, but we found many of the best deals on Wednesday departures and…

Castillo Inn – San Francisco, California

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: The Castillo Inn is a five minute walk from the heart of San Francisco’s gay area, The Castro, at Market and Castro Streets, and just two blocks to major city transportation. Our guest rooms share a bathroom. Three…

Beyond Disneyland – 10 Things to do in Anaheim

10 Things to do in Anaheim, California The rain continues to fall here in Vancouver, which means winter’s frosty chill is right around the corner. Like many Canadians preparing for short days and cold nights, we’re in the process of planning our family vacation to warmer destinations. For us, that typically means heading south to California. Direct flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles are short and inexpensive, so it’s an ideal…

Video: Where Have All the Stars Gone? – How Light Pollution Affects the Night Sky

One of the great joys of travel for me is visiting places where it is so dark that you can see the night’s sky completely unobstructed. Watching the billions of stars overhead is an incredibly humbling experience. But, not everyone gets to feel that thanks to light pollution, which can block the heavens, even on the darkest of nights. In this video, we see just how much of an impact the urban… [[ This is a

PET-FRIENDLY Monterey County California

  WELCOME, FIDO! CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN PET-FRIENDLY MONTEREY COUNTY Traveling With Your Four-Legged Family Member is a Breeze Monterey County has outdone itself this holiday season to ensure that furry family members feel at home on the magical California Central Coast region. According to a national survey of pet owners, nearly 40 percent of pet owners take their dog on vacation. Although the numbers have steadily increased over the last ten years, Monterey County has been leading the industry and…

Deal Alert: Fly Private for $59 on JetSuiteX

JetSuiteX We all want to fly in style, but unless you’ve stumbled upon untold riches, it’s pretty difficult to justify the cost of flying private. If you’re based in California or Nevada, however, the cost of doing so just got a lot more reasonable, even — dare we say — cheap. New public charter service JetSuiteX, which launched this April, is having a flash sale between its biggest …

Things to Do in Mammoth in Summer or Anytime With No Snow

San Diegans usually view Mammoth Lakes as a winter travel destination. Mammoth Mountain, part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the state of California. However, there are a number of beautiful, natural outdoor sites in Mammoth Lakes that can’t be visited during that popular time of year because they, or the roads leading to them, are covered in snow. Summer in Mammoth Lakes is also…

Hyatt Palm Springs – California

Hyatt Palm Springs | 285 North Palm Canyon Drive | Palm Springs, California, USA, 92262 | Tel: +1 760 322 9000 Expect energy, excitement and entertainment from the Hyatt Palm Springs hotel, conveniently located next to more Palm Springs activities, shops and dining than you can account for. The hotel will be more than happy to

California Dreamin’ Hotels

“Nothing comes close,” famous California native Katy Perry once said, “to the Golden Coast.” Indeed, few places in the U.S. — or anywhere — can match the wealth of exciting destinations and incredible scenery of California, on the coast or otherwise. No matter where in the Golden State your travels take you, you’re also guaranteed a wide variety of accommodation options, to make sure you’re California dreamin’ the whole time. El Segundo While it’s true that El…