California

4 Beach Destinations To Spend A Summer Vacation

4 Beach Destinations To Spend A Summer Vacation

Nothing says summer like spending a day at the beach. If there isn’t one near you, why not plan a summer vacation? There are so many beach destinations in every corner of America. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, you’re sure to find a beach to catch a few rays before summer ends. Here are four beach destinations to plan a summer trip to.

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Fun Day Trips by Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Fun Day Trips by Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

The double-decker trains of the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner run 89 miles an hour along the scenic Southern California coast from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. In between these two end-to-end terminals are cool places you can take day trips at via the Pacific Surfliner. Train trips are the best way to tour California because it lets you experience a relaxing ride without having to worry about road traffic. Plus, you get to see spectacular views that car rides do not offer. Continue reading “Fun Day Trips by Amtrak Pacific Surfliner” »

Traveling to Los Angeles

Traveling to Los Angeles

A huge sprawling metropolis in sunny southern California on the west coast of the United States, the idea of Los Angeles conjures up many different images for different people.  For some, it’s Hollywood and movie stars, for others the beach and long coastline and others think of traffic jams, violence and generic sprawl.  The beauty of Los Angeles is that there is a little something for everyone.The first Travel Monday article of the New Year will be featuring a city close to my heart, my birthplace and native land of Los Angeles, USA.

The second-most visited spot in all of California behind Disneyland, Venice Beach is a spot to visit for people watching, beach days or shopping for kitschy souvenirs.  Stop by Muscle Beach to see where actor-turned Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger got his start pumping iron.  Visit the myriad street performers offering a variety of different shows of skill and talent.  Or, just soak in the ambiance of this beach that has been made famous as a backdrop in hundreds of different movies and television shows.  It’s the ultimate LA spot- a little bit weird, a little bit wild, but all parts unique and fun. Continue reading “Traveling to Los Angeles” »