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A Rock Climber’s Guide To OC

Outdoor Enthusiasts: Set your sights high and achieve a new goal this year. Try rock climbing and head to the top of Southern California’s many striking summits. Whether a beginner or advanced, stimulate both the senses and physical body by challenging your balance, agility and endurance. Regardless of skill level, it’s possible to fly high amongst stunning rock formations from the desert of Joshua Tree to the mountains of Idyllwild. Keep in mind, rock climbing is an extreme sport and must be taken seriously. All levels are encouraged to go with an expert or take part in one of the many climbing schools found throughout the region.

CBS Los Angeles–04/02/2015

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Best Used Sporting Goods Stores In Orange County

Check out these top five shops for the best in snorkel and scuba gear, camping equipment, surfboards, bikes, skateboards and more – at a fraction of the cost.

CBS Los Angeles–01/13/2015

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Best Places To Go Apple Picking This Fall In Orange County

Enjoy the cooler fall weather with a day of apple picking with the family.

CBS Los Angeles–09/21/2014

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Ask An Expert: Tips For Traveling Internationally On A Budget

Traveling internationally on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the travel experience. From secret flights to savvy strategies, world-renowned travel expert Peter Greenberg shares five top tips on how to make traveling not only easier, but also more affordable.

06/14/2014

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Best Spots For A Picnic In Orange County

Break open the brie, pop open the apricot preserves and pour a glass of sparkling cider at one of Orange County’s beautiful parks this summer. Instead of following routine the next time hunger strikes, throw a blanket in the car and think of OC’s 27,000 acres of open space lands as your dining canvas. Start at the county’s best spots for a picnic.

05/21/2014

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Best Romantic Getaways Close To Los Angeles

It’s possible to get to cloud nine sooner than you think with these top romantic getaway destinations near Los Angeles.

02/01/2014

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Guide To A Three-Day Weekend In Palm Springs

From poolside pondering to hiking through mesmeric canyons, Palm Springs makes for an ideal three-day escape.

01/25/2014

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Best Hotel Spas In Los Angeles

Master the art of escapism and get to know the splendor behind LA’s most dazzling scrubs and rubs.

CBS Los Angeles–10/19/2013

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What To Do With One Day In Los Angeles

With only one day in Los Angeles, set the stage to make stargazed moments while taking part in Hollywood’s golden past.

CBS Los Angeles–10/05/2013

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The Perfect Long Weekend In Los Angeles

From the vivid Malibu coastline to the dramatic seaside bluffs of Laguna Beach, Angelenos will never fall short of perfection when it comes to escaping.

CBS Los Angeles–09/14/2013

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Labor Day Getaway Deals Near LA

From the hills of Hollywood to the desert of Las Vegas, Angelenos are never short on exciting Labor Day vacation options.

CBS Los Angeles–09/01/2013

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Ladies-Only Sports Near LA

Whether it’s a long weekend or a half-day, take advantage of these five adventurous activities designed by women for women.

CBS Los Angeles–07/27/2013

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Best Yoga Retreats Near OC

Polish off a shinier version of yourself this spring and plan a yoga retreat for your next vacation. Just a short road trip away for Southern Californians, take advantage of one of these top five yoga retreats designed for a super-charged reset of mind and body.

CBS Los Angeles–03/02/2013

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Ask The Expert: Best Spring Break Staycations In OC

Spring Break is not just for college students anymore. Anyone in need of a mental reset ought to take part. Uncover the top five local staycations within three hours of Orange County as expert travel agent, Nancy Decker, shares her advice.

CBS Los Angeles–02/16/2013

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Best Ways For OC To Get Moving In 2013

There’s no better way to get moving in 2013 than by training for one of the country’s best marathons hosted in Southern California. From two-person relays for short distance runners or walkers to full 26.2-mile marathons, these races motivate while you break a sweat. Flex your heartstrings while improving your physical endurance and raise funds for your favorite cause at the best events to get you moving in 2013.

CBS Los Angeles–12/22/2012

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