Judy Mondalto

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7 Budget Family Travel Destinations That Are Surprisingly Awesome

When visiting popular family travel destinations, parents know exactly what they're getting for their vacation dollar. After all, many US beach towns, theme parks, resorts, and city stays have a reputation that warrants a high price tag. But well-known locales are not the only destinations worthy …

Non-Touristy Places in San Francisco

San Francisco is known all over as a popular tourist destination. With visitors from around the world seeking out famous landmarks, it can be tough to see the city's sights through the bustling crowds. For those seeking non-touristy places to visit in San Francisco, I have a few suggestions.<p>Now, …

Morning Buns and Bay Views: 5 San Francisco City Hikes

By: The Outbound Collective and Hipmunk<p><i>Photo by: Lisa Bao</i><p>We know, a trip to San Francisco is always busy. There's so many places to eat -- you've gotta have your Tartine morning bun! Next you need to make sure you hit up the shops in Hayes Valley, see the street art in the mission, enjoy your …

Family-friendly Napa Valley: Beyond the wine

Legendary for its more than 400 wineries and numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, Napa Valley also is welcoming to families. "It's not just about the wines or an adult-only destination," said Mike St. Jovite, a Bay Area travel adviser with Protravel International.<p>The same Mediterranean-type …

Napa vs Sonoma: Which Wine Country is More Your Style?

Which is better: Napa or Sonoma? Truthfully, one is not better than the other, but they are both very different. A better thing to know is which …

The Best California Weekend Road Trips

There is something really harsh about the beginning of a new year. We all need something to look forward to. Are you ready to get out of town? While you may not be able to take time off from work, there's always the weekend. Hop in the car, put on your favorite music playlist and drive to one of …

7 Essential Outdoor Adventures Along California's Stunning Central Coast — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p><i>“Diverse Microclimates. Dynamic Flavors. Perfectly Located.”</i><p>This succinct tagline …

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Inside Ventana Inn's $20M Revamp in Big Sur

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New York City’s 10 Best New Hotels

The city that never sleeps has some exciting new places to slumber, from hip hotel options for the budget-conscious to stylish, sky-high suites for …

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

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24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

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California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

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A bizarre bazaar in Brooklyn

For a side of ping pong and mini golf with your holiday shopping, head to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar’s new Greenpoint home.<p>Just in time for the winter holidays, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar has opened a new, permanent home in an industrial section of the Greenpoint neighbourhood, allowing visitors to …

Go Inside The First Complete World Trade Center Tower

4WTC<p>The building uses materials that make the tower reflect nature and its surroundings, in particular the 9/11 Memorial, which sits across Greenwich Street from the tower.<p>The glass facade takes on the color of the sky, blending into the landscape. Maki wanted to make a building that would …

Beer-Lover’s Guide to San Diego

When you think of traveling to California in the name of swilling delicious, adult beverages, you probably think of wine country. But there’s another …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

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Downtown LA’s Best Bars

Downtown LA’s bar scene has gone from over-priced hotel bar and Staples Center drinks to cool and dimly lit mixology dens serving intricate …

NYC's 100 Best Restaurants

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NYC Foodie Travel Guide: Where to Dine Survey-Style

New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

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Exploring the quiet side of California Wine Country

Blooming orchards under azure skies, vivid mustard flowers beneath budding vines, and rocky hillsides wrapped in fingers of fog – it’s no wonder California’s Wine Country receives millions of annual visitors. With its mild Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil, Napa and Sonoma Valleys seem …

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Roaring Twenties-Themed NYLO Hotel to Open in NYC

Early September will see the NYC launch of NYLO Hotels, which are already in Texas and Providence, Rhode Island.<p>The Upper West Side 285-room hotel …

5 Reasons to Go to San Diego

With an average temperature of 70 degrees year-round, terrific hotels and eats, and 70 miles of coastline, there’s never a bad time to visit San …

Where to Eat in San Francisco Now

San Francisco is notorious for being a food-obsessed city. Chefs are pushing the boundaries, and sounding out their own dialect of California …

Where to Go Wine Tasting in California Now

Ramping up for the autumn harvest season in California, a crop of new tasting rooms and experiences have opened at wineries this year. Some bring a …

Fall 2013 Guide to New York City

Like the classic Frank Sinatra hit asks, "Autumn in New York… why does it seem so inviting?" New Yorkers like to chalk up the city’s third-quarter …

Where to Eat in San Diego Now

If the imaginative, farm-sourced fare at this eclectic collection of San Diego restaurants gives any indication of what's on offer state-wide, then …