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9 Ways to Sleep Your Way to the California Dream (PHOTOS)

Posted April 1, 2011 | 07:20:40 (EST)

The best hotels are all about creating a beautiful alternate reality that bears virtually no resemblance to anyone's "real life." These nine spots hit upon the state's unparalleled propensity for fantasy and the many manifestations of that shimmering mirage: the California Dream. Maybe you really are a glamorous celeb or...

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10 Vintage Spots Chock-Full of Old California Culture

Posted November 15, 2010 | 12:13:08 (EST)

Remnants of California's quirky history are often found in unexpected, in-between places--leading to stark contrasts and great photo ops. Wave after wave of disparate settlers have cast their lot in America's El Dorado: 49ers, sheep ranchers, old Hollywood types, scrappy gangsters, hippies, connoisseurs of kitsch... Here are ten only-in-California kinds...

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10 Smart Travel Ideas That Do Good

Posted November 9, 2010 | 07:17:47 (EST)

Can travel make us better people? Can it make the world a better place? Is it possible to make a positive contribution to a community just by having traveled there? We believe that smart travel can accomplish all of this--and more.

We'll bet you have your own smart ideas. Share...

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View From the Top: 10 Transcendent LA Vistas

Posted November 5, 2010 | 17:30:12 (EST)

The thrill of rising above the smog and sprawl and teeming humanity is a natural antidote to the stupor of urban drudgery. Luckily for Angelenos, stairs lead up, highways wind into the hills, and dead-end roads head deep into canyons. From up here, the enigmas of the city and its...

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Severed Body Parts! 12 Frightful Spots for Losing Your Head (PHOTOS)

Posted October 26, 2010 | 09:24:48 (EST)

Let's start from the premise that the tourism industry is, quite frequently, a freakshow. And not just on Halloween... plenty of places keep it surreal all year round. Why? Luring people into your temple, museum, church, crypt isn't as easy as you might think. You need a hook.


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10 Roadside Enigmas That Make it Hard to Keep Your Eyes on the Highway (PHOTOS)

Posted October 13, 2010 | 09:40:26 (EST)

Jack Kerouac put it succinctly: "the road is life"--which could explain the haphazard collection of oddball phenomena that flanks our highways and byways. We just wrapped our On the Road Writing Contest and particularly loved the submissions that fell into this roadside enigma category. In-between places are fertile...

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