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5 Fun Ways to Work on Your Summer Body

5 Fun Ways to Work on Your Summer Body

- Winter months in Southern California may be a bit cooler than the summer ones, but there’s still plenty you can do outdoors to work on your “summer body.” After all, in a mostly warm climate year-round, your summer body is really your all-year-long body. Here are five fun ways to get in shape while also getting some sun.

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The Pros and Cons of Biking to Work

The Pros and Cons of Biking to Work

- The average worker in the United States spends almost nine days each year commuting. That’s downtime for some, wasted time for others but a golden opportunity for many to fit almost an hour of cardio into their daily schedule. Biking to work offers the chance to reclaim independence, burn calories, and cut commuting costs.

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NorCal vs. SoCal: What's the Beef?

NorCal vs. SoCal: What's the Beef?

- Tupac and Dr. Dre had nothing but California love—for both NorCal and SoCal—but to many residents, there’s only enough love for one end. From Humboldt and the Bay Area to LA and San Diego, there’s a mild Northern California vs. Southern California rivalry on everything from weather to traffic to who has the best food and entertainment.

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Hinge vs. Bumble vs. Tinder

Hinge vs. Bumble vs. Tinder

- Whether you’re looking for a fling or a forever companion, navigating all the dating apps out there today can be hard. How do you initiate a conversation on each? Which one is best known for hookups? What apps are best for serious relationships? Before you give up, get educated. Here’s everything you need to know on Hinge vs. Bumble vs. Tinder, including some handy tips on how to use each.

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6 Tips to Remember While Cleaning Your Shades

6 Tips to Remember While Cleaning Your Shades

- The right pair of sunglasses can take you from throwing shade to lighting up the party, but smudgy, scratched lenses are a dim proposition. To make the most out of both your personal style and the lifespan of your sunglasses takes a combination of day-to-day care and occasional maintenance.

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Great Whites and Great Waves: A Surf Road Trip from Seattle to San Francisco

Great Whites and Great Waves: A Surf Road Trip from Seattle to San Francisco

- Less than a week before tornadoes struck Manzanita, I stood atop a band of cliffs along the Oregon coast and watched heavy sets sweep in from the horizon. Sunlight flickered off deep blue waves; the wind was gentle, fog minimal. Though the vista was undeniably idyllic, the sea was far from calm.

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The Best Warm Winter Getaways in the U.S.

The Best Warm Winter Getaways in the U.S.

- It’s winter in the U.S., and while many of us enjoy wearing four or five layers, shoveling snow, and counting down the days until spring, others love the feeling of the sun on their face and their toes in the sand. For those of you in the latter category who are longing for warmer temperatures, check out this list of the best sunny winter destinations in the U.S.

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Off-the-Beaten-Path: The Weekender's Guide to Outdoor Adventure around Los Angeles

Off-the-Beaten-Path: The Weekender's Guide to Outdoor Adventure around Los Angeles

- Los Angeles. City of Angels, City of Dreams, and for the West Coast, City of Cities. Los Angeles is an old city, a new city, and a large city. Almost everyone in the United States, and the world, has an opinion about the second largest metropolis in the United States. With big names, bright stars, bright lights, and dusk-to-dawn energy, Los Angeles is a city that defies description.

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Bars, Music, and More: A Local's Guide to Santa Barbara Nightlife

Bars, Music, and More: A Local's Guide to Santa Barbara Nightlife

- Santa Barbara may be know as a vacation destination, but the town is anything but sleepy. Of course this sweet little city will (thankfully) never reach the levels of metropolises like Los Angeles and San Francisco, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have fun and interesting nightlife options.

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The Best Beaches of New York City

The Best Beaches of New York City

- Just because you live in Manhattan doesn't mean the beach is out of reach. Whether you're into hanging out on crowded swathes of sand and people-watching after a long day of adventures in the city, or you're looking for a place to plop down after a long beach run or mountain bike ride, you're never far from the ocean in NYC.

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