(Beautiful) Secret Cove in Malibu, California

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MALIBU, Calif.  - The car commercial comes to a close with a beautiful scene driving up the Pacific Coast Highway. The image when the road cuts through the rocks right next to the coast, that one. Well, this stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway is not too far outside of Los Angeles proper. Thirty minutes up the coast, about fifteen minutes past the Malibu Pier, one will find the car commercial backdrop they have seen multiple times.

The best kept secret, it is really home to one of the most beautiful coves in Malibu. A fence separates the parking area and picnic space, but just past the fence one will find paradise. This has been a secret spot of mine for the past thirteen months, but since I am leaving Santa Monica soon I wanted to spare this beauty with the online world. I do not want to give away the exact location, however if you get on PCH and just drive until you see the coast split by two rocks (the car commercial scene) and park, you will find this gem. 

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AUSTIN: AMERICA’S NEW TRAVELER’S CITY

AUSTIN, Texas — The best of both worlds is the way to describe Austin, Texas. Music, love of city and growth are the commonalities that keep the energy of the city alive. Home to the University of Texas Longhorns and capital of nation’s largest state, Austin may be every yuppie’s dream town. 

The liberal and carefree spirit of college, the loving conservatism of the South and a rich blend of art and music are among the qualities that make the town of Austin so appealing and pleasant. Barriers and issues of political ideology, race, sexuality and gender do not exist because no one demographic is overwhelming and the optimism of the city binds everyone together. 

The fastest growing city in America from 2000 to 2006 and as many as 150 people relocate there a day. A political scene fueled by the capital, a booming economy from a plethora of recent graduates and a nightlife filled with live music and closed down streets should make the city a consideration for all young and singles. 

The river runs like a dragon through the city and provides the perfect backdrop for kite flying, picnic lunches and water sports. A bikers and runners path follows the river and a pedestrian bridge links the two sides of the city. Congress Avenue and the 6th Street District makeup the cityscape and quench any dining, shopping or entertainment thirst. A condensed downtown makes walking and alternative transportation favorable. 

Texas mega-cities Dallas, Houston and San Antonio may cast shadows over Austin, but Texas is better enjoyed in the shade.

 

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