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Kids Stay and Play for Free in San Diego
Hotels & Accommodations / Budget Travel / Travel Deals / Family/Kids Travel / California / Daily Deals

Kids Stay and Play for Free in San Diego

Your kids are back in school, but that doesn’t mean your family can’t travel this fall. Many hotels are offering discounted prices, but a select few are going the extra… Read More…

Temecula Valley: Not Just for Wine Travel
Culinary Travel / California

Temecula Valley: Not Just for Wine Travel

Lately, the Southern California region of Temecula Valley has been gaining ground as a wine-lover’s destination. But there is more to this area than vineyards and tastings. Ashleigh Whelan explores… Read More…

Don’t Overlook San Luis Obispo & California’s Central Coast
Culinary Travel / California

Don’t Overlook San Luis Obispo & California’s Central Coast

California travelers flock North to San Francisco and South to Los Angeles, but some of the state’s greatest rewards can be found in the central coast. Contributing writer David DeVoss… Read More…

Know the Way to San Jose During Gay Pride (and Beyond)
California / LGBT Travel

Know the Way to San Jose During Gay Pride (and Beyond)

‘Tis the season for Gay Pride, but that doesn’t mean you’re obligated to go to over-the-top parties and contend with raging crowds. While the big-city Pride festivals in New York,… Read More…

Free and Affordable Foodie Experiences in the Napa Valley
Culinary Travel / California / Cooking classes / Restaurants

Free and Affordable Foodie Experiences in the Napa Valley

Springtime in Napa is a different world from the high tourist seasons of summer and fall. The once-lush grapevines are stripped down to their branches and gardens are just beginning… Read More…

Signature Dishes: Tuna Crudo Recipe from Benjamin Dayag
Culinary Travel / California / Signature Dishes

Signature Dishes: Tuna Crudo Recipe from Benjamin Dayag

Today Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcast from L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. On the air, you probably heard Peter talk with Benjamin Dayag, Chef de Cusine of Livello, who has put together a… Read More…

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: Time-Off Travel for Busy Moms
Solo Travel / Women's Travel / California / Luxury Travel / Spa Travel / Window Seat or Aisle Seat

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: Time-Off Travel for Busy Moms

Happy women’s day today. I bet you know a few women  who can already use a break. Window Seat or Aisle Seat blogger, family travel expert and single mom Kerri… Read More…

Daily Deal: Ski and Stay in Lake Tahoe
Destinations / Travel Deals / California / Daily Deals

Daily Deal: Ski and Stay in Lake Tahoe

Spanning 74 acres on Lake Tahoe’s west shore, Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge has ski-and-stay packages with rates starting from $145 per night.  Nearby resorts include  Squaw Valley USA, Northstar California and… Read More…

Sightseeing in Silicon Valley: Go Beyond San Francisco
Destinations / Adventure Travel & Sports / Culinary Travel / California / Culture / USA

Sightseeing in Silicon Valley: Go Beyond San Francisco

The tech community is at CES, so there is no better time to explore Silcone Valley without the crowds. In honor of Huell Howser and his love of the Golden… Read More…

Daily Deal: Stay Longer, Save More This Winter
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Deals / California / Daily Deals

Daily Deal: Stay Longer, Save More This Winter

Hotel Solamar in San Diego’s Gaslamp district has a winter package that saves you more the longer you stay. Rates start from $132 a night. Book one night and get… Read More…

Daily Deal: 30 Percent Off Laguna Beach Break
Travel Deals / California / Daily Deals

Daily Deal: 30 Percent Off Laguna Beach Break

Want a beach break? How about a beach weekend upgraded with local art and food? In Southern California,  the Inn at Laguna Beach Inn has a “Flavors of Laguna: Palette… Read More…

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg
Destinations / Radio Show / Culinary Travel / California

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg

Not sure how to navigate California wine country on your own? Follow Peter in his latest podcast, Travel Today with Peter Greennberg, as he talks Sonoma County travel with a… Read More…

Ask the Locals: Sonoma County
Travel News / Destinations / Culinary Travel / California / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Restaurants

Ask the Locals: Sonoma County

TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards chose Sonoma County, California as the top wine destination in the U.S. But don’t just follow the crowds into the wine-tasting rooms.  Keep reading to hear what… Read More…

Signature Dishes: Apple Risotto from Chef Tom Schmidt
Radio Show / Culinary Travel / California / Signature Dishes

Signature Dishes: Apple Risotto from Chef Tom Schmidt

Seasonal and local is what it’s all about in Sonoma County cuisine. This morning on Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio, Peter sat down with the locals to find out what’s happening… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Improve California’s Water with the Earthwatch Institute
Eco Travel / Voluntourism / Women's Travel / California

Voluntourism Spotlight: Improve California’s Water with the Earthwatch Institute

You’ve spent the summer out on the beach and in the water, so with fall approaching it’s time to think about giving back to our coastline and waterways. We’ve already… Read More…

Travel Deals: Pre-September Savings
Destinations / Budget Travel / Travel Deals / Beach Vacations / California / Caribbean

Travel Deals: Pre-September Savings

Who wants summer to end? From now through the end of September, summer travelers have their run of perks and promotions including flash sales, half off specials, food and wine… Read More…

Spotlight: The Million Dollar Mission in San Francisco
Travel News / Hotels & Accommodations / Voluntourism / California / USA

Spotlight: The Million Dollar Mission in San Francisco

We’re nearing the end of July and it’s also the end of the San Francisco Hotel Council’s Million Dollar Mission. Peter sat down with Tom Klein Regional Manager for Fairmont… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Catalina Island Conservancy
Eco Travel / Voluntourism / California / USA

Voluntourism Spotlight: Catalina Island Conservancy

This week’s Voluntourism Spotlight is just 22 miles outside of Los Angeles, but don’t expect to be stuck in gridlock. Instead, we’re showcasing an island with no cars and some… Read More…

Sonoma County: A Casual California Wine Adventure
Travel News / Destinations / Culinary Travel / Romantic Travel / California / Restaurants / Romantic Getaways / USA

Sonoma County: A Casual California Wine Adventure

Having visited Napa for Wine Boot Camp, our resident foodie-traveler, David Latt, continues his exploration of California’s wine country, this time in Sonoma County. Read part two of our series… Read More…