Travel for New Year’s Eve
Witness the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display in San Francisco as it lights up the night sky between the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge. PHOTO COURTESY TRAVEL SAN FRANCISCO

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
Enjoy the Festival of Lights at The Mission Inn in Riverside. PHOTO COURTESY MISSION INN

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
San Franciscans take their coffee seriously. Very seriously. Sightglass is one of the best independently owned and operated roasters. PHOTO COURTESY VISIT CALIFORNIA

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 gold-mining ghost town of Bodie, California is part of the Bodie State Historic Park.

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.

Team SuperFighters: The group to battle it all
Team SuperFighters is taking on Eco Challenge Fiji Islands, a 400-mile endurance trek in which competitors travel by foot, kayak, horse and mountain bike, among other means, which started Sept. 5. Cory Rubin/The Signal

Team SuperFighters: The group to battle it all

Each member of Team SuperFighters has faced some kind of obstacle in their lives over the past few years, whether it be cancer, a knee replacement or the loss of a patella.

Historic restaurants in the San Fernando Valley
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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
Bryce Canyon boasts the largest concentration of spectacular “hoodoos” in the world, from tall pointy spheres to otherworldly, precariously balanced free-form sculptures.

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.

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