travel & leisure
A scholar of pop culture and a community organizer with a passion for history, Brande Jackson captures the spirit of American Studies through her work both on and off campus.
If you have been California dreamin’ (even as a local) and need a quick getaway, then Malibu is the perfect place to enjoy some fun in the sun.
Helpful tips on how to make the most of your trip overseas based on experience.
Long Beach has so much to offer outside of our campus. We recommend some of the best places for a first date, vegan food, and more!
Tanaka Farms is a 30-acre farm that has seasonal activities for everyone in the family. Check out what they have to offer!
Get the scoop on some unique SoCal events to check out over the summer!
Everybody wants a piece of the super bloom, but make sure you do it responsibly.
Love is in the air at the Happiest Place on Earth. Take a look and see what you should do at Disneyland this Valentine’s Day.
Ever wanted to take a trip but didn’t know where? Consider Scotland as your new addition to your travel bucket place. Check out all the reasons you have to visit this beautiful country.
Miles of hiking trails, breathtaking views and secluded forests are what await you atop the hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
While Halloween can be going around houses and asking for candy, it can also be a time for a fun night out. Here are some tips on how to tackle a night out in the Gaslamp District.
Read through the wonders of one of California’s beautiful gems.
Madison McCann highlights three of LA’s best nature spots to explore.
Take a trip to East Village and check out these great places.
By: Melody Congote
There are so many things to do in California, which is why California is a wonderful place to explore and to plan trips. If you ever want to escape, want to have a change of scenery or want a getaway weekend then these stops can be just what you’re looking for.
By: Melody Congote
Festivals highlight various aspects in society, by creating an atmosphere that celebrates culture, food, music, community and unity. The ambience at festivals spark, a monster of energy within’ the crowd and Long Beach has a few festivals in store, within the next few months.
There’s no better way to escape your life than taking a trip to a beautiful country. You’re starting a whole new chapter of your life, so go all in and kick it off with a few new adventures. Since most new graduates aren’t laying around in a few thousand dollars here are a few affordable trips.
By: Taylor Williams
Check out these great study places for you to enjoy.
By: Maria Martinez
Looking to get away for an afternoon? Take a day-trip to Old Town Monrovia, less than an hour from Long Beach.
BY CRIS RIVERA
Big crowds, burned rubber and loud engines—all signs that it’s time for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. This year, the three-day event will be held on...
By: Seth Paterson
We live in beautiful Southern California, and we are fortunate to live next to several beaches. Here's some beach spots for you to enjoy.
By: Mark Hyde
Graduation is near, so what happens after you walk the commencement stage? It's now time to get your own car. We put together a list of the most affordable and quality cars available to you.
BY: DUSTIN STRONG
Driving up the coast on a Thursday afternoon heading to Santa Barbara I pondered the class I was purposefully skipping the following day. What would I miss? Is this absence going to affect my grade? I couldn’t care less. It was 8 weeks into the semester and I had said fuck it to a few days of class so I could join some friends who were planning on camping at the beach over the weekend.
BY: Camila Leon
If you're looking for a fun, not too far away place to get away for spring break, look no further! Las Vegas is the perfect destination for you. Everyone knows Vegas for the casinos, the gambling, the shows and the partying but there’s still a version of Vegas beyond that to be seen and enjoyed...
BY Taylor Williams
L.A. smog and dealing with the 405 traffic can get the best of us. Want to escape it all for a few hours? Turn off your phone and go off the grid!
By: Ashley Park
Don't spend too much money for Valentine's Day! We have the tips on how to spend Valentine's Day without spending a lot of money.
Story and photos by: Elizabeth Ortiz
Despite being known as snooty, Bixby Knolls, a business district close to the Cal State Long Beach campus, is worth visiting. It is fun and young and revitalizing itself constantly. The district’s people focus their pride on being one of the major business improvement districts since the post-war era.
BY SAMANTHA NEOU
Looking for something fun to do in November or December? Here are our top picks for concerts, plays and events.
By: Lauren Gandara
With only a few weeks left of school, what will you be doing this summer vacation? Some will go on their annual family vacation, others will do some traveling will friends, and some will spend summer with their noses in books, taking summer classes.
By: Michael Garcia
Everyone uses or has heard of Lyft or Uber. It’s not surprising that ridesharing has become common among college students due to the ease of use for both drivers and riders. According to a report conducted by Benenson Strategy Group, there were more than 160,000 Uber drivers across the country in 2014. Of course, not every ride is a smooth one. The following are horror stories from both sides of these bad rides.