Madge W. Sorrell

Thieves steal from famous California hotel Madonna Inn

On the outskirts of San Luis Obispo, halfway between the Bay Area and LA on Highway 101, the Madonna Inn is popular for its kitschy charms, retro cafe, and themed rooms. Impossible to miss from the road, the mid-century hotel…

Tribe redefines the California hotel-casino and turns to Palms

HIGHLAND, Calif .– As the San Manuel Indian Mission Band prepares to open what will be its second hotel-casino, the Palms in Las Vegas, the tribe continues to transform its first. The Tribe’s Entertainment Authority is expected to launch the…

Celebrity-loved California resort offers dreamy private cottages with outdoor showers

In this year’s iteration of Travel + Leisure‘s The best prices in the world, San Ysidro Ranch was named one of best resorts in California, and it’s easy to see why. The Santa Barbara property is nestled between citrus groves,…

The Figueroa hotel in California is a historic retreat for women traveling alone in Los Angeles

As a woman who has traveled a lot, and very luckily alone – long after getting married and having children – I’m used to people finding it strange that I go alone as often as I do. Even now, almost…

Caldor fire: Strong winds bring California resort wildfires closer

Flames swept through treetops and drought-stricken vegetation as firefighters rushed to prevent a growing California wildfire from reaching a resort town on the southern tip of Lake Tahoe. they fought the blaze as evacuation orders were extended to neighboring Nevada….

Strong winds bring wildfires closer to California resort

Flames swept through treetops and drought-stricken vegetation as firefighters rushed to prevent a growing wildfire in California from reaching a resort town on the southern tip of Lake Tahoe. They fought the blaze as evacuation orders were extended to neighboring…

This Southern California hotel hosts a “Bridgerton” masked ball for Halloween

As Bridgerton Lady Whistledown would say, “Social season is upon us.” And, this fall, to celebrate the Bridgerton Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa in California is hosting a Royal Family Halloween party on its beautifully landscaped grounds. Starting at…

Flip or Flop star Christina Haack’s California home at $ 10.3 million

Now she really is “Christina on the Coast”. Fresh out of her divorce from Ant Anstead – and a life-changing hallucinogenic toad venom trip with her new boyfriend, real estate agent Joshua Hall – HGTV real estate investor Christina Haack…

Allegiant adds nonstop flight between Indy and California resort

Just in time for the cold weather, low-cost carrier Allegiant Air plans to launch non-stop flights between Indianapolis and the desert resort town of Palm Springs, Calif., On November 18. The new route between Indianapolis International Airport and Palm Springs…

California Hotel Purchases Rise As Expected, More Rooms Planned Statewide

Hotel purchases surged in the first half of the year, particularly in northern California, a biannual overview from Atlas Hospitality Group. The report, released on Tuesday, shows 243 transactions in the first six months of 2021 compared to 2020, sales…