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Where to Stay in Long Beach: The Hotel Royal

Walk around Long Beach today and you’ll find new apartment complexes mixed with decades-old Art Deco and Spanish Renaissance-style buildings. The Hotel Royal is one of those buildings, and nothing about this hotel is typical, or conventional. And honestly, that’s what makes this exciting.

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48 Hours to Fall in Love with Atlanta, Georgia

With just about 2 full days in Atlanta to myself to explore, I was able to cover a ton of ground. And while I didn’t hit any of the ‘touristy’ spots (you won’t see Coca Cola anywhere in this blog post, sorry), I did fill up my 48 hours with incredible food, diverse neighborhoods, and cocktails and beer so good that you’d think Southern hospitality could be bottled and sold. Read on for my 48-hour guide to Atlanta, Georgia.

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Beyond Palm Springs: How To Spend 1 Epic Day in the Central California Desert

There is so much more to this part of the desert than Palm Springs, pools, and palm trees (even though I can’t complain about any of that). We woke up early to spend 1 epic day exploring the desert beyond the familiar resorts and restaurants of Palm Springs, and I was honestly speechless at how overwhelmingly beautiful it all was. Here’s exactly what we did and where we went.

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What to Do in Park City Utah if You Hate Skiing

I was honestly a little skeptical at first when I found out I’d be heading to Park City for 4 days with a bunch of people, all of whom could ski or snowboard, while I myself would probably be doing mankind a better service by keeping my feet firmly planted on the ground instead of up on the slopes. But after 4 jam-packed days in Park City, I could NOT have had a better time.

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The Ultimate Local Guide to Oahu's North Shore (plus 20-Page Self-Drive + Bus Guide!)

The North Shore is everything you could possibly want out of a perfect trip to Hawaii – beautiful beaches, great food, breathtaking landscapes, a laid-back and uncomplicated pace, and the friendliest people. Growing up, it has always been one of my favorite areas of the island of Oahu to explore in order to get away from the city. Here is a guide to some need-to-know tips, plus my favorite stops on Oahu’s North Shore that you need to experience.

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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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