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Isle of Man

Isle of Man

We here at SoCal, love our home—we love the endless summers, the traffic congestion, the ubiquitous out-door-dining and of course the ability to get to the desert, the sea, the vineyards and Mexico quickly, if the electric car would only go that far...so we take to...

Journey Up the Nile River

Journey Up the Nile River

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE July 2019 There are many kinds of vacations—the relaxing, island vacation, the adventuruous trip up the mountains of Peru, the majestic splendor of old churches throughout Europe, and then there is the Middle East. A term coined in 1850s by a...

Mexico: A Love Affair

Mexico: A Love Affair

Frequently, we are asked, "is Mexico safe?", which is ironic considering...but let's leave politics for the pundits and facebookers. Mexico is a feast, literally of places to visit. From Los Angeles, Mexico City is a three- and half-hour plane ride costing...

Holiday Travel on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Holiday Travel on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Smart Tips for Holiday Travel on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Ease the stress of holiday travel with these expert tips for trip planning, booking and saving money on train travel.        LOS ANGELES – Holiday travel can be stressful whether you are going...

Camp No Counselors:  Redefining the Rules of Camping

Camp No Counselors: Redefining the Rules of Camping

This is not your average campfire!  Welcome to Camp No Counselors, a unique camp experience specifically created for adults who want to have a positive, booze-filled fun fest with a nod to their childhood.  Sound crazy?  That’s because it is… Crazy fun.  I was able to...

Mexico’s Blue Lagoon

Mexico’s Blue Lagoon

  By Zuke Oshiro The Mexican Rivera, which lies to the far west and dips into the majestic blue seas of the Caribbean is a famous tourist destination for Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and many smaller islands that dot the landscape. We can soon add the quieter...

Carmel by the Sea

Carmel by the Sea

Visiting Carmel is like stepping into a fairytale land. This quaint village is neatly tucked on a wooded hillside overlooking the ocean, and populated with adorable hobbit-like cottages. Accordingly, the town center is comprised of curlicue-roofed shops and...

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