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50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

5 Ideas for Your Next Mancation

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

How is a "mancation" different than a bachelor party? These trips are about finding the time to bond with all of your buddies in a new place or with a new activity -- not celebrating one man's last night of singledom. But similar to organizing a bachelor party, planning a mancation takes work.

Local Experts from 13 California Destinations Reveal Secrets They'd Rather Keep Secret

offMetro.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
offMetro.com

By trade, they are experts on and champions of the iconic places, under-the-radar gems, and newfangled darlings in their areas. But where do the tourism board professionals go when they're off duty?

This Puffin Has A New Best Friend

Posted 09.07.2013 | Green

Either this puffin is new to the tank and hasn't learned to ignore the hoards of viewers, or there's something really intriguing about this little gir...

My Weekend at the First City Festival

Brian Holton Henderson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Holton Henderson

Last weekend, I and four intrepid comrades drove to Monterey to attend the First City Festival. By the end of the first night, we had already decided to make it a yearly event.

Tassajara: Louis Vuitton Goes to Woodstock

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 10.06.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

Carmel, Calif. -- When my girlfriends and I first showed up at Tassajara, the vibe was not welcoming. In fact, the other 35 or so guests and employee...

First City Music Festival: Make This Pilgrimage to Monterey

Brian Holton Henderson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Holton Henderson

On August 24th and 25th, the First City Music Festival will open its golden gates on the beautiful Monterey County Fairgrounds for two days of revelry.

On the Trail of the Whales: Deadly Ambush in the Deep

Doreen Walton | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

We're speeding north on the Coast Starlight, to our next stop on the grey whale migration route. It's a romantic name for a train, and it's a dreamy r...

Summer Road Trips

Oyster | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Summertime is fast-approaching and we can't wait till the days of top-down convertibles, cover-ups and flip-flops dress codes, and mini weekend getawa...

PHOTOS: California's Lesser-Known Wonders

Oyster | Posted 05.04.2013 | Travel
Oyster

We kind of hate to be sharing our best-kept secrets, but it's our job, after all.

PHOTOS: 7 Amazing US Aquariums

MiniTime | Posted 03.21.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Aquariums are much more than just over-sized fish tanks, offering a wonderful opportunity for us to discover an underwater world and view aquatic creatures up close.

Professor Arrested For Much Younger Ex-Wife's Death

AP | Posted 09.17.2012 | Crime

MONTEREY, Calif. -- A Naval Postgraduate School professor and financial expert has been arrested in connection with the death of his ex-wife, whose bo...

PHOTOS: Is This The Most Hipster Festival In History?

Zach Dean | Posted 10.30.2012 | San Francisco
Zach Dean

I caught the final United States stopover on the inter continental Gentlemen of the Road tour last Saturday in Monterey. What's a stopover, you may...

Humpback Whales Off California Coast: Up Close And Personal [PHOTOS]

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green

A photographer driving along the coast in California pulled over and managed to capture some unbelievable shots of a humpback whale rising from the wa...

In California, From Goat Cheese To Gaultier

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

The Jean Paul Gaultier fashion retrospective at the de Young Museum in San Francisco was the perfect pretext for a road trip along one of the world's most spectacular coastal roads.

First Nighter: Encores! Series' Pipe Dream Almost a Dream Come True

David Finkle | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Of course, when songs so ebullient and/or passionate are this good, who's going to complain? Although a number of the Encores! dust-offs have moved to Broadway, this one certainly won't. Never mind, since it has enough going for it right where it is.

2 Americans Found Dead In Northern Mexico

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — A missionary couple from Texas were slain in their home outside the violence-plagued northern industrial city of Monterrey, the U....

Staying Local With Tales Of The City

Carey Perloff | Posted 10.02.2011 | San Francisco
Carey Perloff

In a desperate attempt to feel relevant in an increasingly digital universe, the regional theater has all but abandoned its alternative stance and now actively pursues commercial success and a presence in New York.

Adam Carolla To Anthony Weiner: 'Meet Me In Monterey'

The Adam Carolla Show | Posted 08.09.2011 | Comedy
The Adam Carolla Show

Anthony: I know you're going through a lot, and you're worried about keeping your job and family in place, but take my advice. Forget about the publicists and lawyers and Andrew Breitbarts of the world. Instead, come out to the ocean, put on a Heston-like loincloth, and just sit there and breathe.

Exploring the Deep Ocean -- Emory Kristof's Pioneering Photography (VIDEO)

Steven Crandell | Posted 06.21.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

National Geographic photographer Emory Kristof loves to do deep things no one else has done before.

Texan Racer Making America Proud

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Charles Karel Bouley

Ben Spies is no stranger to America or American titles. To the motorcycle racing world he's a first class champion; what a NASCAR champion is in America. And yet no Wheaties box for Spies; at least not yet.

Monterey Art Theft Of Pollock, Van Gogh Works "Smells Fishy," Say Authorities

sfgate.com | Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It was reported as one of the biggest fine art thefts in history - $80 million worth of paintings by Jackson Pollock, Vincent van Gogh and other maste...

The Mother of All Road Trips, Part One

Greg Archer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Greg Archer

My biggest hope? That somewhere along this excursion I would look in the mirror and recognize myself again. And maybe meet a gaggle of interesting individuals along the way.

Will Zoe Loefgrin Vote $108 Billion For European Banks While California Goes Bankrupt?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

How will Loefgin justify giving $108 billion in loan guarantees to European banks while her own state goes bankrupt? How will anybody?

PHIL HILL DIES AT 81; ONLY AMERICAN-BORN "WORLD CHAMPION OF DRIVING"

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Steve Parker

America's only US-born Formula One World Champion of Driving, Phil Hill, died August 28th in a Salinas, CA, hospital as a result of respiratory proble...