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Aug 11, 2020

Miranda Lambert Reveals Her Next Road Trip Destination

Miranda Lambert and husband Brendan McLoughlin recently took a trip up the East Coast to visit their family in New York, and the country star revealed the destination she'd like to explore next during a recent interview with Taste of Country Nights. "We want to do the whole California coast thing," she said, adding that she has a few work commitments in September.

"After that, maybe," Lambert said. "You gotta have time to do that, but that's what we have right now is time." The 36-year-old added that she "would love" to take a trip up the Pacific Coast Highway. "I've never gotten to do it... I travel for a living but I don't see much," she admitted. "So this is the way to sort of actually experience things."

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Aug 06, 2020

Malibu Beach Inn Receives GBAC Star for High Standards for Cleanliness and Prevention

Malibu Beach Inn, the luxury boutique hotel nestled on the sands of the Pacific Ocean in the heart of Malibu, is recognized by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), receiving a Certificate of Accreditation, the GBAC STAR. The GBAC STAR, the gold standard of prepared facilities, acknowledges Malibu Beach Inn’s efforts to establish and maintain an infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks and establishes and maintains proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices as well as highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation.

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Aug 06, 2020

Michael Bilokonsky on the Top 7 Motorcycle Routes in the United States

State Route 1 – California

Last but not least is State Route 1, otherwise known as the Pacific Coast Highway, in sunny California. Michael Bilokonsky is a huge fan of this route owing to the fact that it stays along the water almost the entire time. The route is over 600 miles in length and spans nearly the entire coast of California. It’s a very easy ride because of the slower speed limits and traffic, which makes it ideal for beginners. It can also easily be tackled in bits and pieces, and almost every smaller section still offers breathtaking views of the wild Pacific Ocean. State Route 1 passes through many towns and major cities along the way, so you won’t have any issues finding a restaurant or a place to stay at night.

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Aug 06, 2020

TV host Richard Bacon shares video of his car going up in flames on LA's Pacific Coast Highway

Bacon, 44, revealed on social media that he and three passengers were driving along the city's Pacific Coast Highway when his vehicle started to make "a funny noise." The four people, including Bacon, managed to get out of the car in time before it caught fire.

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Aug 03, 2020

A coast-to-coast US road trip in an electric car is now easier than ever

A new cross-country network of electric vehicle charging stations has been unveiled in the United States, making a more environmentally-friendly road trip an even easier option for summer travels.

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Aug 01, 2020

Best places to EAT in SAN DIEGO

Heading to San Diego for the first - or 31st time - and looking for some gems? We've been coming to the city for years and have finally put together our BEST places to eat in San Diego, so YOU can eat like a local in California.

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Jul 31, 2020

Coastal scenic drives you can take in North America

In travel, the journey is sometimes just as important as the destination – sometimes even better. These 10 coastal drives in North America are worth a trip all on their own.

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Jul 31, 2020

23 gorgeous Bay Area beaches to try as coronavirus keeps us closer to home

Open beaches from Alameda to Santa Cruz

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Jul 31, 2020

Jaden Goes for a Drive up Pacific Coast Highway in New "Cabin Fever" Visual

The artist formerly known as Jaden Smith, now just Jaden, is back with a new music video dripped in summertime vibes for “Cabin Fever.” The track, produced by BURNS, came alongside the announcement that his third installment of The Cool Cafe: Cool Tape collection is right around the corner.

“Cabin Fever” is an indie record by Jaden, and he does the sound justice. It’s upbeat yet reflective and it’s his self-proclaimed love song for quarantine. He drives up the coast of Pacific Coast Highway in a vintage car with its top down featuring a custom paint job splattered with multi-colored geometric patterns.

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Jul 29, 2020

TAKE A STAYCATION AT THESE CHIC LOS ANGELES HOTELS

While the majority of air travel is out of the question this summer—for some, even road tripping feels daunting—staycations might be the ticket for those seeking a change of scenery and a satisfying dose of R&R. I mean, when it comes down to hotel robes, room service, a rooftop pool, or a beachfront property, what more do you really need? Luckily, Los Angeles crowds don’t have to travel far for a relaxing escape. With cool new boutique hotels on the rise and beachfront getaways within a short driving distance, we recommend booking a room at one of these five hotels for the ultimate staycation retreat.

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Jul 26, 2020

The Most Scenic Road Trips in the U.S.

As many Americans are preparing for summer travel, we have specifically noticed an increased interest in road trips. Using Google Keyword Planner, we observed an 83 percent increase in searches for ‘US road trip’ in May 2020 as compared to the previous year.

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Jul 26, 2020

14 Road Trip Photos That'll Temporarily Satisfy Your Desire to Drive Across the Country

From beautiful bridges to picturesque parks to monumental, well, monuments, there are plenty of sites to see when traveling across the United States of America. And it doesn't matter when you hit the road: no matter the time of year, these rode trip attractions will always be breathtaking,

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Jul 24, 2020

The Top 10 U.S. Road Trips, According to Google Searches

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact travel around the world, more people are opting to drive to their destinations than ever before, and, according to the latest Travel Advisor Sentiment survey from MMGY Travel Intelligence and TMR, 40% of all inquiries that advisors are getting are about travel to U.S. destinations, including beach and mountain destinations.

Thankfully, there are countless corners of America to be explored on the open road. Here are the top road trip routes search results across the U.S., according to the most recent Google consumer searches...

3. Pacific Coast Highway, California

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Jul 23, 2020

Dining out: Laguna Beach approves pilot program for parklets

Restaurants and other businesses in Laguna Beach will now have the opportunity to apply for dining in parking spaces.

The city’s pilot program for the installation of parklets will be included as part of its current economic recovery and business development plan, in which the City Council in May gave city staff greater discretion on approvals of temporary use permits for outdoor dining, retail displays and temporary signage.

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Jul 23, 2020

Best thing I ate: Noble Bird’s takeout rotisserie chicken is small but mighty

I thought it was going to be yet another fast-casual takeout place. But this rotisserie chicken restaurant is much fancier than that. Noble Bird opened in December in Long Beach at 2nd and PCH, just across the bridge from Seal Beach.

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Jul 23, 2020

Go behind the scenes of Charlie Wilson's new video 'One I Got'

Oklahoma native Charlie Wilson has released a behind-the-scenes look at the music video for his new R&B ballad "One I Got."

The video features the 13-time Grammy Award nominee cruising down the scenic Pacific Coast Highway in a Rolls-Royce Phantom and showering his beautiful love interest with indulgent gifts, all while rocking a colorful wardrobe that actually manages revival the fly style of his GAP Band days.

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Jul 22, 2020

Your Best of L.A.: Here Are the Results of our 2020 Readers’ Poll

We asked our website’s readers to vote for their favorite places in L.A., and received more than 67,000 votes. Here are your top picks.

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Jul 19, 2020

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Planning a Road Trip

In a time of travel restrictions and social distancing, 2020 is likely to be the year of the road trip. A vehicular vacation allows for fun, flexibility, and the added safety of minimizing in-person interactions with those outside of your close travel circle. But how do you go about preparing for a journey on wheels?

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Jul 19, 2020

Return of the Road Trip

As we revel in the heat of summer, there’s no better time to pack the car and hit the road. After sheltering inside for weeks, restless travel buffs ache to explore the unfamiliar once again, opting for a day-long trek along the coastline or an afternoon drive through the heartland.

“One of the silver linings of the pandemic is how it’s brought a resurgence of Americana pastimes that had previously been lost,” says Matt Kirouac of iHeart Radio’s Parklandia podcast and the forthcoming social app Park Ranger. “And road trips definitely fit that bill.”

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Jul 16, 2020

Here are 8 summery SoCal day trips to take when you are ready

One day, you will be ready to roam again — maybe not far, but in familiar territory. Here are eight places to start, all within a day’s drive of Los Angeles, some with overnight options, a few with beaches and one with that small-town feel.

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Jul 16, 2020

The Summer of RVs: What you need to know

If you’ve never thought about taking an RV trip before, the summer of 2020 is the year to do it! Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington, travel expert, shares resources to make your RV adventure safe and easy, plus your best bets for the most beautiful destinations to visit in the US.

One of the best things about America is how diverse the landscape is from coast to coast. If you’re up for a long road trip the possibilities are endless. Iconic stretches like the Pacific Coast Highway from San Fran to LA, The I-15 from Vegas to Salt Lake City, and the Great River Road from Memphis to New Orleans (crossing 10 States!). They may be farther to get to, but you have the means to do it in a big RV!

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Jul 15, 2020

SoCal Distancing: The Central Coast

Something about California’s central coast never gets old. It’s not just a single something though, rather a whole lot of somethings. The color pallet plays a part for me. The way the wind-swept Monterey Cypress’ deep green leaves contrast with its pale gray bark as it hangs hundreds of feet above jagged cliff faces. The ominous dark blue of the ocean that transitions to turquoise in the shallow waters where the Pacific meets the coast. And the coastline itself, a melange of Franciscan assemblage topped with golden coastal prairie scrub.

It’s scenery that I’ll never tire of riding through and camping in. As you venture further north toward Big Sur, the going gets twisty and even if you find yourself slowed by the droves of tourists, it’s not a bad place to get slowed down. Back off, relax, and enjoy the scenery.

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Jul 14, 2020

‘Travels with Darley’ launches a new season with 13 travel adventures

A new season of six-time Emmy nominee Darley Newman’s “Travels With Darley” is launching on Ovation TV’s Journy channel on July 15 with a series of 13 travelogues shot in 4K in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States.

Previous seasons of Newman’s travel show have aired on PBS, Amazon Prime and other networks since 2016, but this rollout of new episodes comes at a particularly welcome time. We can’t travel right now, but we can come along for the ride as Newman goes skiing at Tahoe with Jonny Moseley, samples oysters in Morro Bay, swims with sharks in Dubai and samples crepes and galettes in Brittany.

The first episode explores California’s Central Coast with a road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway and stops at Hearst Castle, Solvang and Pismo Beach. (And yes, dune buggies are definitely involved.)

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Jul 12, 2020

Welcome Back to the Wild - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

What's the situation now if you want to visit the San Diego Zoo Safari Park?

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Jul 12, 2020

Pod of Risso's Dolphins | Dana Wharf

Drone footage taken by Matt Larmand of a pod of Risso's dolphin swimming in a pack. Location was off the coast of Dana Point California.

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