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Did you know that March is National Celery Month? Even better, March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. Combine the two and you can

Soak up the springs

By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Staff Writer W inter travel doesn’t have to be about playing in the snow, carving your way down a slope

California touted as ‘Dog Friendliest State’

For those who consider a pet their “furbaby,” traveling isn’t the same without your best “furfriends.” Living in California, you won’t have to “work like a dog” to figure out where to go on vacation.

Plan your 2020 food festival adventures

It’s time to make plans to explore the many culinary delights offered throughout the Golden State in 2020. Some food festivals sell out well in advance. Now is the time to make your travel and lodging plans for a stress-free foodie experience.

Let trends guide your 2020 travel

While there’s plenty to be said for taking the proverbial road less traveled, fellow tourists can provide a wealth of knowledge to help shape a vacation filled with lifelong memories.

What’s new in California in 2020

In 2020 California celebrates its 170th birthday with a plethora of new attractions sure to entice locals and visitors alike to celebrate the Golden State.

Travel for New Year’s Eve

Everyone knows that Las Vegas puts on an amazing New Year’s Eve celebration. Ditto for the iconic ball drop held in Times Square in New York. However, there are many fun destinations where you can ring in the New Year in style.

Celebrate the holidays: festive holiday travel

This year, celebrate the season with a new family tradition: taking a vacation that makes the holidays feel like a vacation again. That means a holiday, whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s Eve, where the cooking, light-hanging, or sometimes even the package-wrapping is done for you.

Brewing Up California’s Coffee Scene

The Pacific Northwest, home of Starbucks, may have invented modern “coffee culture,” but California has embraced the love of the caffeinated brew and offers up its own celebration of the hallowed “cup o’ joe.”

California’s most haunted from top to bottom

The forlorn spirit of a lovely young woman, a headless friar, a bevy of prehistoric phantoms: frightful sightings abound in these paranormal hotspots across California. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, a visit to these 10 spooky spots is sure to deliver a thrill.

Exploring the Fresno fruit and vegetable trail

It’s fall and now is the time to load up on fresh, just-picked-from-the-tree fruit. Load the family into the SUV and head out to the Fresno Fruit Trail to experience a day of family fun and great deals on fresh, healthy fruit.

Take a drive along historic Sierra Highway

For many Santa Clarita Valley commuters, Sierra Highway, which parallels state Route 14 (the Antelope Valley Freeway), is merely an alternative route from Canyon Country to Newhall.

Historic restaurants in the San Fernando Valley

It’s always fun to try a new restaurant, to be one of the first to “discover” the latest trendy spot. However, there is something to be said for history, too. Restaurants that have stood the test of time are rare in an industry that sees a 60% failure rate in the first year.

Surreal beauty at Bryce Canyon

Attracting about 2.7 million visitors per year, Bryce Canyon National Park might be a bit crowded but is way more manageable to navigate than neighboring Zion National Park, which hosts 4.5 million visitors annually.