Tag Archives: California

The Elusive Hollywood Sign: Los Angeles

By Carey Reed Zamarriego   There it is. The best shot I got of the Hollywood sign this summer. How hard is it to get a photo of the sign? Much tougher than I anticipated. After driving up the skinny, winding roads near the famous Griffith Park Observatory, fighting the whole way with the GPS […]
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Venice Beach and Santa Monica: Where Models and the Beatles Play

By Carey Reed Zamarriego (la versión en español está abajo) We drove up to the Viceroy in a rented Ford Fusion and immediately scrambled to clean up the inside of our vehicle when we saw the notice: Valet parking only. The backseat was littered with garbage bags, recycling,a gigantic cardboard box with our camping equipment […]
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Desert Hot Springs: Soaking in the Views

By Carey Reed Zamarriego (una versión en español está abajo) Set in the midst of a residential area in Desert Hot Springs, California, is The Spring, “A natural hot mineral spring resort and spa.” An oasis with swaying palm trees, impressive views of the San Jacinto and San Gorgonio mountains, The Spring boasts “some of […]
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Napa Shmapa: Go to Sonoma!

By Carey Reed Zamarriego (una versión en español está abajo) On a tip from a co-worker, while I was visiting my brother and his fiancée in San Francisco, I was to instruct them to take my friend and I wine tasting in Sonoma County. Less crowded and less pretentious than Napa, the same co-worker suggested […]
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