Articles by Barbara Anne Beckley


From L.A. to San Diego, Keep the Kiddos Entertained on 7 Fall Family Escapes

Just because autumn is back-to-school season doesn’t mean you have to stay home; in sunny SoCal, fall is a perfect time to grab the kids and get out of town. From beach towns to apple…
Road Trips

Kick Back, Relax and Road Trip Up California’s Central Coast

It’s a perfect pairing. The sizzle of Los Angeles and laid-back vibe of the Central Coast. Driving from L.A. north to Santa Barbara takes about two hours straight. But don’t hurry. Enjoy the fun of…
Tips + Trends

Insider’s Guide to Hidden Gems in Indian Wells and Beyond

As the playground of celebrities and presidents, Indian Wells and its surrounds have larger-than-life attractions — world-famous golf courses, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and the high-altitude Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. But there are also…