The Old Ranch Inn in Palm Springs: An Intimate Hideaway

Old Ranch Inn Swimming Pool

Disclosure: Our writers only recommend vacation rentals they’ve experienced firsthand, and all opinions expressed are their own. This post may contain affiliate links that allow us to earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Dating back to the 1930s, the “spirit of the Old West’s” Old Ranch Inn in Palm Springs, situated in the…

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14 Gorgeous Texas Beaches To Visit During Winter

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Texas has 367 miles of coastline. It offers miles of remote, shell-studded beaches, mangrove marshes, mountainous dunes, and tidal salt flats. You’ll find beaches with hundreds of beach house vacation rentals, water sports activities, and deep-sea fishing charters. And winter is the best time to explore Texas beaches, when the crowds are sparse and the…

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My 6 Favorite Aquariums To Visit In Texas

Bottle Nose Dolphin at Texas State

Come face to face with polka-dot stingrays, sharks, pot-bellied seahorses, spitting fish, and lionfish in the ultimate land-and-sea adventure with the family. Experience interactive exhibits where you touch the rays, anemones, starfish, and sea turtles. Get up close and personal with a largetooth sawfish, a spotted moray eel, jellies, or a Jack Dempsey cichlid. Appreciate…

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11 Texas Retirement Communities Where I’d Love To Live

Boot Ranch Golf Club

Gated retirement communities, 55+ benefits, golf, sports, food: Texas has it. Any place in Texas is great for retirement! No state income tax. You can play golf and other sports year-round most of the time because of the mild weather. Find a low cost of living, a friendly, welcoming, diverse culture, lots of spectacular natural…

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12 Fabulous Restaurants To Try In Torrance, California

Shrimp Appetizer

Tucked away on the coast of the finest beach in Southern California’s South Bay, enjoy the quintessential California beach experience of Torrance, conveniently located ten miles south of LAX and 17 miles north of Long Beach Airport. Poised to become the next Los Angeles County hot spot, Torrance is ripe with an exploding craft beer…

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11 Reasons You’ll Love These 3 Luxurious Spas in New Mexico

Luxurious Spa Cover

There’s nothing like relaxing skincare or lux body treatments to regenerate your health and well-being. These three spas in the high desert of New Mexico combine a luxury hotel stay with nurturing treatments you’ll love. I recently visited New Mexico spas in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos, and here’s what I learned. I was hosted…

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