Halloween Candlelight Tours at Winchester Mystery House

by Anthony Manzanares on September 28, 2016

As autumn winds swirl, full moons rise and black cats come out to play, it’s time to book a visit to the legendary Winchester Mystery House, one of America’s most legendary haunted mansions, as it introduces Halloween Candlelight Tours. In a chilling and Gothic atmosphere, this all-new immersive experience lets guests’ imaginations guide them through […]


The San Francisco Guide to Pokemon Go

by Anthony Manzanares on July 27, 2016

  Pikachu – where are you? It seems that the Pokemon franchise, dating back to the 1990s, is back and in full force with its newest game, Pokemon Go.  Is the game a chance for exercise and exploration, or one more reason to be glued to your devices, I’ll leave that for you to decide. […]


San Diego Craft Beer Experiences

by Anthony Manzanares on January 11, 2016

  San Diego has gained an international reputation for inspired beers with area breweries earning more medals at the 2010 World Beer Cup than breweries in the traditional beer countries of England, Germany and Belgium combined. Many of San Diego’s 90-plus breweries offer tasting rooms and tours that allow visitors to sample these award-winning brews […]


The 10 Most Beautiful Hikes in Greater Palm Springs

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 30, 2015

  There is no shortage of ways to explore the diverse natural beauty that is Greater Palm Springs.  Some adventure by jeep, others by hot air balloon, and there are those who prefer horseback or bicycle. Some prefer hiking.  Greater Palm Springs offers more than 100 trails to choose from. Step by step using your […]


Walk in Frank Sinatra’s Footsteps in Greater Palm Springs

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 7, 2015

Riviera Hotel & Spa Palm Springs

The incomparable Frank Sinatra died on May 14, 1998, but the respect and admiration for his music, talent, and the “spirit of cool” he left behind remains. Sinatra would have turned 100 years old this December 12th. Sinatra called the Greater Palm Springs area “home” for nearly 50 years – from his arrival in the late […]


Film Festivals Put California in the Spotlight

by Anthony Manzanares on August 3, 2015

Lights, camera, action! As the home of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, where movies and TV are made and animated, California is the home of the film industry. So where better to see some of the world’s most engaging, cutting-edge films than at the amazing array of California-based film festivals. From a focus on environmental topics to Hollywood […]


Wonderful Waterfalls of Yosemite Gold Country

by Mary Jo Manzanares on July 10, 2015

Spring is the best time to check out the many waterfalls in Tuolumne County’s Yosemite Gold Country, located two and a half hours east of San Francisco and two hours south of Sacramento.  Over half of Yosemite National Park is located in Tuolumne County.  In addition to Yosemite, this is home to Gold Rush towns, two […]


5 Places to Sip Suds in Surf City, California

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 20, 2015

  The craft beer movement along California’s Central Coast has a new destination to raise a pint to.  Popular in the U.S. with the mountain bike crowd and other outdoor adventure-seekers, the craft beer scene in Santa Cruz is a leader in the artisan food and drink movement.  This small, passionate community is in its […]

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Raise a Pint in Sacramento

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 13, 2015

Once home to the largest craft brewery in the Golden State, Sacramento’s beer scene is back – in a big way. Home to more than 40 breweries, the Sacramento region is embracing its agricultural roots to create homegrown beers that are quickly attracting international attention.  Beyond a staggering selection of local brews to choose from, […]


10 Great Public Golf Holes in Greater Palm Springs

by Anthony Manzanares on July 14, 2014

Golfing in greater Palm Springs

Tucked away in the folds of the San Jacinto Mountains, across the desert floor and in the foothills of Joshua Tree National Park, you’ll  find the perfect environment for enjoying and improving your golf skills in fabulous settings. For years, everyone from seasoned pros and fun-seeking amateurs to vacationing celebrities, and both corporate and government […]