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Winter In the Mountains: How to Spend 1 Day in Big Bear

For me, winter usually just means a 10-degree drop in temperature and occasional rain, and snow is just a far-off fairytale that I only get to see on social media and in movies, and I know I’m not alone! But that’s where Big Bear comes in. With only one day to spare in late January, we decided to take a day trip and see for ourselves just what makes Big Bear so magical.

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Ditch the Restaurant: 5 Unique Date Ideas In Los Angeles

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it seems like the perfect time to round up some of my date ideas. Read on for 5 unique, crazy fun date ideas (for Valentine’s Day and beyond!) in and around Los Angeles, and why I love each of these creative ideas so much.

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Where to Stay in Waikiki: The Laylow, Autograph Collection

Throughout my entire life growing up in Hawaii, if there's one thing I assumed about Waikiki, it's that the hotels in Waikiki were all the same: muted, boring colors; stereotypical music; tourist-laden souvenir shops. My impression of Waikiki had never been that it was 'hip' or 'cool.' That is, until The Laylow popped up and completely changed my mind.

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How to Spend a Long Weekend in South Central Alaska: A 4-Day Travel Guide

It may be far, and it might take you a while to get there, but once you land, you’ll be hooked on Alaska’s beautiful landscapes, friendly people, and tasty food. Only have a long weekend to spare? No problem. Here’s a guide on how you can tour some of the best parts of south central Alaska in just 4 days.

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Where to Stay in Alaska: The Alyeska Resort

You’ve made it to the 49th state and you’re going to have an unforgettable time regardless – it’s hard not to in Alaska. But to guarantee a memorable stay like no other, take a short (like, super short) drive outside of Anchorage and turn off into Girdwood. Why Girdwood, you ask? The Alyeska Resort is waiting to show you it all.

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Where to Stay in Seattle: The Hotel Ändra

Seattle packs such a punch with all there is to do and see, that you're going to want–no, need–a good place to rest your head during your stay. If you want to be in the heart of all of the downtown action, head straight to the Hotel Ändra, smack dab in the middle of the city center, which will be more than happy to welcome you ‘home’ for the weekend.

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Essential Weekend Guide to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is everything you could ever want out of a west coast getaway–it’s coastal, close to wine country, picturesque, and the architecture everywhere you look makes you feel like you’re no longer in the US… which helps create the illusion that you’re in a much more remote destination than you actually are.

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Where to Stay in Santa Barbara: The Goodland

The Kimpton Goodland is a boutique hotel located in Goleta, CA. After we checked in, we navigated through the chic interiors, outdoor fire pits, poolside gatherings, and colorful walls to find our room.  The Goodland can best be described as boho surf chic, a coastal-inspired decor-lover’s dream, and everywhere you looked, you couldn’t help (in this day and age) to think, “wow, that would make a good Instagram post.

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36 Hours in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona

It’s funny how when people ask you where in the world you’d like to travel, more often than not, we choose someplace on the opposite end of the earth. Suffice it to say, it’s easy to just blatantly forget about the destinations that are closest to us when it comes to planning out trips.

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48 Hours in Utah

Utah. When you think of it, you probably immediately think of sprawling red rock formations, mountain biking, snow, and ski resorts. But without a car, and with no mountain biking/snowboarding/skiing experience, I wasn’t here to do any of that.So, what’s the draw of going to Utah when you’re not going for the snow? A lot, actually.

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