Despicable Me Ride Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Despicable Me Ride Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood - Despicable Me Ride

Fans of the movie “Despicable Me” can now head to Universal Studios Hollywood to get up close and personal with their favorite minions and hang out with Gru and the crew. “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” officially opens to the public at Universal Studios Hollywood on Saturday, April 12.

Universal Studios Hollywood - Despicable Me Ride

Universal Studios Hollywood – Despicable Me Ride

As if lifted from the world of “Despicable Me” and placed within…

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Hanging with the peacocks. #springbreak @laarboretum (at Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden)

Retreat of the Week: Quail Lodge & Golf Club

Retreat of the Week: Quail Lodge & Golf Club

Guestrooms at Quail Lodge // (c) 2014 Quail Lodge & Golf Club
Guestrooms at Quail Lodge // (c) 2014 Quail Lodge & Golf Club

Guestrooms at Quail Lodge // (c) 2014 Quail Lodge & Golf Club

Quail Lodge has been a family favorite in the Carmel Valley for years. With world-class golf, a myriad of hiking trails and the Monterey Peninsula at your fingertips, the property is an ideal spot for a weekend getaway. The resort was recently rejuvenated and reopened last year. The new look features historic California ranch and…

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Take the Family to Italy This Summer

Take the Family to Italy This Summer

Travel to Venice, Italy, with Perillo Tours. // (c) 2014

There’s no place like Italy. The food, the wine, the stunning landscapes and ancient architecture. It personifies Europe. This summer, Perillo Tours is making it easy for families to head to Italy, enticing them with an 11-day trip this summer for families in partnership with Smithsonian Journeys as part of Perillo’s Learning Journeys. This family adventure explores Venice, Florence, San…

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Loving #bloodmoon viewing on our deck! This is amazing!

Waiting for #bloodmoon we have the perfect view from our deck! (at The Smith Kid Kingdom)

Don’t miss the Whaler’s Cabin at Whaler’s Cove. @point_lobos There’s a man working inside so don’t freak out like me when you walk in the door. (at The Whaler’s Cabin)

Tentacles Take Over the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Tentacles Take Over the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The new Tentacles exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium // (c) 2014 Janeen Christoff

Tentacles have taken over the Monterey Bay Aquarium — and that’s a good thing. This weekend, the new Tentacles exhibit debuted in Monterey, Calif., and, while I most likely haven’t thought much about cephalopods since eighth grade science, this new exhibit helped me rediscover my love for these curious creatures.

The new Tentacles exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium // (c) 2014 Janeen Christoff

The new Tentacles exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium // (c) 2014 Janeen Christoff

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Can you say AWWWWW for this sleeping octopus! #tentacles @montereyaq @seemonterey (at Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Writing on the kitchen wall at the chef’s table in the kitchen @bernarduslodge #winetasting #tentacles (at Bernardus Lodge)