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Jan 15, 2021

Travel with your ‘pod’ on a private hiking or biking tour

...a four-day ride along Mulholland Highway through the Santa Monica Mountains and along Pacific Coast Highway...

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Jan 15, 2021

Will sand save San Diego North County's bluffs?

Army Corps of Engineers big dumps in Encinitas and Solana Beach seem like a finger in the dyke

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Jan 12, 2021

A Road Trip with David Hockney and Richard Wagner

On a crisp afternoon in December, a friend and I sat in an idling car at the corner of Las Flores Canyon Road and the Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu, preparing to witness a performance of “Wagner Drive,” a large-scale audiovisual work by the artist David Hockney. We were the sole audience for the piece, and also its executants. My friend drove; I operated the stereo.

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Jan 09, 2021

Whale Watching in Dana Point aboard the Dana Pride

it's always a great day to go Whale Watching in Dana Point , Dana Point has been trademarked as the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World (R) this video taken by Diamond Block Studio shows a sunny perfect day aboard the Dana Pride our 95 ft flag ship. in this video you will see an 80foot Fin Whale and a mega pod of stampeding dolphin next to the Dana Pride.

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Jan 05, 2021

The 5 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In The U.S. Right Now

The median house price in the U.S. is $263,000. Home sales are booming during the coronavirus with many people taking advantage of their work from home situations and the real estate industry's low-interest rates for mortgages to leave expensive cities behind for more spacious, cheaper places. This general migration has pushed up the price of homes across the country. However, the five houses on this list cost far, far, far more. In fact, the cheapest comes in at the just reduced price of $115 million.

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Dec 28, 2020

What Road Do You Dream About Driving?

I’d also really love to drive the entirety of the Pacific Coast Highway. My family did when I was A Youth, but at that point in my life, I did not appreciate hours of a complex drive, especially when I was the one who had to keep an eye on my carsick stepsister. I’d love to go back, take it slow, and really just appreciate it.

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Dec 16, 2020

Crescent City

Crescent City is on the Pacific Coast Highway in northern California and noted for its crescent-shaped beach, Ocean World sea park, and nearby redwoods and state parks.

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Dec 08, 2020

Pacific Coast Highway National Parks

You can visit several US national parks while driving the Pacific Coast Highway and this guide covers ten parks with drive times and accommodation information.

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Dec 04, 2020

Dana Wharf Whale Watch 8-hour Ultimate Whale Watch

We saw 3 humpback whales, a fin whale, plus several thousand common dolphin. The humpback whales included Twitch and Flicka who are often seen together with a yet to be identified third humpback. These humpback whales were with several large pods of common dolphin feeding with hundreds of birds, sea lions and at times seemed to extend for miles in every direction. Conservative estimates are about 2,000 common dolphin which is well over the 1,000 needed to be considered a “super pod” or “mega pod.” These humpback whales were very active on the surface. We observed multiple extended sessions of tail throws, plus pec slaps, rolling, breaching and more!

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Nov 25, 2020

9 hikes to be grateful for this Thanksgiving

From easy family walks to local bucket-list treks, here’s where to go to walk off those candied yams and feel grateful to be here. Use a hiking app such as AllTrails (alltrails.com) or Gaia (gaiagps.com) for details on routes and trailheads.

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Nov 05, 2020

Cruising Down The PCH To Santa Monica’s Stunning Classic Beach Retreat: Shutters On The Beach

Road trips are back. Thanks to the pandemic, Americans are discovering the vast array of landscapes, small towns, and beautiful scenery across the US like never before, all from the private bubbles cars afford. Fortunately for those close to California, road trips are an option nearly year round, and there’s no better all-weather drive like the coast-hugging Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), the longest state route in California clocking in at 656 miles. I haven’t completed the whole route yet, but one of my favorite portions runs down Malibu and ends just a mile from one of Santa Monica’s prime properties: Shutters on the Beach.

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Nov 03, 2020

Take the scenic route through California with this new version of Monopoly

Forget Mediterranean and Baltic avenues, Monopoly gets the California treatment — minus the traffic on I-80 — in a new artistic version of the classic board game.

A newly released limited edition of the classic board game comes with a scenic California route where players can take in the view from the Pacific Coast Highway, cruise along Route 66, check out Rodeo Drive, head to the desert or up to the Bay Area for a look at the Lower Haight

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Oct 31, 2020

10 Great Reasons To Ride California’s Central Coast

Explore a rugged coast with endless views, pristine forests & relics of the past.

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Oct 31, 2020

Carlsbad is calling as the perfect getaway destination

Visit Carlsbad has launched its Carlsbad is Calling campaign to entice regional and local travelers looking to safely escape and experience the Coastal Southern California destination while staying within current COVID-19 restrictions. The campaign is designed to remind visitors of the destination’s incredible outdoor activities including seven miles of uncrowded coastline, serene hiking trails, peaceful lagoons which can all be experienced year-round.

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Oct 31, 2020

Doheny State Beach campground in Dana Point shuts down until May

The popular campgrounds, one of the most in-demand in the California State Parks system, will be off limits for six months, a closure put in place so a sewer system can be repaired.

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Oct 29, 2020

The Painted Dumpsters of Huntington Beach

If you walk around the downtown area in Huntington Beach, you can spot dumpsters artistically decorated in vibrant, colorful designs. They are scattered all around and even in some hard to find spots.

Back in 2017, the Huntington Beach Public Art Alliance brought dumpster painting to the community with their “Dumpsters on Parade” project. They teamed up with 30 local artists of all ages to have the dumpsters designed and painted in an ongoing effort to help beautify the city with public art and bring the community together.

Kim Kramer, co-founder of HBPAA, said all the artists came together to paint the bins in one location and they really learned from each other.

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Oct 29, 2020

A Malibu Megamansion Unlike Any Other—Asking $115 Million

The 12-bedroom house has its own private beach, a custom-built marble staircase and an 18-foot crystal chandelier

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Oct 28, 2020

Take the scenic route through California with this new version of Monopoly

Forget Mediterranean and Baltic avenues, Monopoly gets the California treatment minus the traffic on the 405 in a new artistic version of the classic board game.

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Oct 27, 2020

Five perfect cars for five great American road trips

The right road trip isn’t right without the right car

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Oct 27, 2020

America’s Best Golf Road Trips, Part IV: The California Swing, from Pelican Hill to Pebble

Slip on your shades, slide open the sunroof and stash your sticks in back. A long weekend approaches, and a road trip awaits. We’ll be motoring north on the Pacific Coast Highway, also known as Highway 1, the famously scenic route that hugs the California coast, on our way from Orange County to the Monterey Peninsula.

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Oct 15, 2020

Construction Work To Close Lanes Of PCH During Overnight Hours

Road crews will be repairing slabs and completing slurry seal work on a four-mile stretch for the next four nights beginning Wednesday.

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Oct 04, 2020

14 things to know about Hyatt’s Ventana Big Sur

The Ventana Big Sur is an Alila property, located just off the Pacific Coast Highway in Big Sur, California. Hyatt acquired Alila in 2018, and ever since then, my now-fiancée and I have had our eyes set on visiting what’s arguably Hyatt’s nicest resort in North America.

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Oct 02, 2020

A Visual Tour of the Mullin Automotive Museum

Nestled in the seaside city of Oxnard, California, a short stroll from the Pacific Coast Highway, the Mullin Automotive Museum is home to a treasure trove of Bugattis and Delahayes. Given the current restrictions in the state of California, though, the Mullin Automotive Museum is closed until further notice. That, however, is not an excuse for you to miss out on a visual tour of one of the finest French car collections in the world.

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Sep 30, 2020

Hotel Shangri-La

The Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica overlooks the Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica Beach and is a short walk from Santa Monica Pier.

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Sep 24, 2020

Billie Eilish's producer brother Finneas, 23, drops $5.2 million on small Malibu beachfront home

He's a music producer best known for his work with younger sister Billie Eilish.

And now Finneas O'Connell, 23, has splashed out $5.2 million on a small beachfront home in Malibu, Variety reported Wednesday.

The property is located on Pacific Coast Highway at Las Flores beach, a little way south of the Malibu Pier and celebrity hotspot Nobu.

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Recent Articles

  1. Travel with your ‘pod’ on a private hiking or biking tour

    Jan 15, 21 10:00 AM

    ...a four-day ride along Mulholland Highway through the Santa Monica Mountains and along Pacific Coast Highway...

    Read More

  2. Will sand save San Diego North County's bluffs?

    Jan 15, 21 10:00 AM

    Army Corps of Engineers big dumps in Encinitas and Solana Beach seem like a finger in the dyke

    Read More

  3. A Road Trip with David Hockney and Richard Wagner

    Jan 12, 21 09:58 AM

    On a crisp afternoon in December, a friend and I sat in an idling car at the corner of Las Flores Canyon Road and the Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu, preparing to witness a performance of “Wagner Dr…

    Read More