Reflections of Southern California

Wow, that was some trip.

At Terranea

Here's the view from our room at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. The strip of blue in the background is the Pacific Ocean. Pretty cool, isn't it?

On Catalina Island

This is Southern California? No way. Way. This is Catalina Island, just off the coast of Long Beach, Calif. That’s […]

King Kong 360 3-D: That’s it?

This is what you get when you invite a consumer advocate to review a theme park ride. You see that? It's a shot of my family's reaction to the new-and-improved King Kong 360 3-D at Universal Studios Hollywood, which opens July 1.

In the Ballona Wetlands

The Ballona Wetands is probably the last thing you'd expect to find in a place like Marina del Rey. It's 600 acres of protected land in one of the most developed places on earth. Here's a picture of Iden exploring the saltwater marshes. We'll have more on National Geographic's Intelligent Travel blog next week

At the Marina del Rey Marriott

Swanky place you've got here, Mr. Marriott.

It’s really hard to take a bad picture of La Quinta

Sometimes you just have to get out of the way of a post and let the pictures do the talking. Such is the case of the photogenic La Quinta Resort & Club near Palm Springs, Calif.