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Glen Ivy has opened a new restaurant for your dining pleasure!  Lounge 1860 will offer refreshing cocktails and libations in a rustic, tropical outdoor lounge setting. Also in January, Glen Ivy is pleased to introduce the Ivy Kitchen’s all new menu, courtesy of Executive Chef Micah Severeid. The Lounge 1860 menu is dedicated to full flavor …

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Two weeks ago I was with a group of bloggers for an event at Kona Kai Resort & Spa.  The day started out with a Cabana Poolside Kick-Off. We were served SpaTinis and other signature spa drinks.  The wind started to pick up quickly and we all headed inside SpaTerre, the hotel’s indulgent spa.  We were …

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Looking for gift ideas for your travel loving friends and family? Check out this gift guide to help make your selection easier. Why LA? Pourquoi Paris?  If you love Paris as much as I do, you will love this delightful book comparing Los Angeles (One of the main metro areas near me.) and Paris (My …

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After many sand castles, videos, surveys and scavenger hunts, and kids sharing what they love about Carlsbad. Visit Carlsbad has decided on it’s first kid-cabinet of Kidifornia! Images L to R: Carlsbad, Kidifornia Mini Mayor Anthony J. in his video submission; campaign logo; City Architects Sidney F. and Jack S. alongside Mayor Matt Hall and …

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Don’t miss the chance to visit Carlsbad Beach in Carlsbad, California on October 21st for a family fun filled day of celebration.  Carlsbad is offering exciting opportunities for kids to take charge of their vacations and become involved in the planning by running for Mini-Mayor, City Architect, Head of R&D and City Planner.  Carlsbad will …

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Sunrise on Carmel Beach spills its warm light across the landscape, warming your body and soul as it climbs high into the sky, bringing a new day in a magical kingdom

Sunrise on Carmel Beach spills its warm light across the landscape, warming your body and soul as it climbs high into the sky, bringing a new day to a magical kingdom Where does your mind take you when you want to refresh your spirit and fill your mind with memories of a place that is …

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It’s likely that the first thing you’ll notice as you walk up to the restaurant cutely named ”Beach House At Lover’s Point” in Pacific Grove is the sound of waves breaking just on the other side of the building.  But the friendly locals may make getting inside a bit of a challenge.  In my case …

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  Holman Road stretches like a snake before you as you travel up and up into the quiet hills and mountains of Carmel Valley that cradle Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery. The horse stables and small pond that greet you upon entrance to the property serve as instant proof that the name does not belie …

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Hofsas House, the pink Bavarian jewel hidden among the coastal pines of Central California.  The bright pink exterior of this quaint charmer and the mural, painted by Maxine Albro in 1957, may seem reminiscent of the “It’s A Small World” ride at Disneyland but PLEASE do not let that detract you in any way from …

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1. Download a gas app: One of the most costly aspects of any road trip, especially in this economy, is gas. When you’re travelling in an unfamiliar area, it’s hard to know where to stop for the most frugal fill-up. To aid in your decision, you can download GasBuddy or Gas Guru, only two of the …

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