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Three Days Loving Long Beach

Three Days Loving Long Beach

(Story originally published November 18, 2014; updated September 2, 2020)

Southern California isn’t my favorite region of my adopted home state.

But after a trip there earlier this year, I’m loving Long Beach.

It’s a bit like Hawaii, Venice (Italy) and San Diego (one part of So Cal that I also fancy) rolled up into one easy to reach destination.

And it’s so not L.A.!

Here’s a plan for a “three night stand”  that will let you savor the flavor of  Long Beach enough to leave you almost sated, but hungry to come back again.

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Travel Photo Thursday: All Hail The Queen!

Travel Photo Thursday: All Hail The Queen!

The Queen Mary made her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York in May of 1936. Her final summer of service was in 1967.

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The days of sailing the seas aboard this majestic ocean liner may have come and gone, but you can still enjoy the elegance of those long-past days of transoceanic travel, dock-side, in Long Beach, where she arrived in December of 1967.

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