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Search our story idea bank to get your creative juices flowing, dig into on-trend topics and find content to support seasonal angles. These briefs are designed to help you develop your pitch, get the story started and formulate feature articles.

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Dream Big On A Budget
California is the perfect place for dreamers. Its epic landscapes, endlessly creative locals and natural bounty create fertile ground for summoning experiences that last a lifetime. The surprising thing is that many of the Golden State’s most iconic activities, sights and experiences are actually...
Insider Tips Twist on California’s Theme Parks
California has many types of theme parks for visitors to enjoy. From experiential theme parks to ones known for extreme roller coasters, they all give visitors the thrill that they came looking for. Here are insider tips to California’s popular theme parks, so you can get the most out of your visit....
Road Trips and Scenic Drives
From the winding Sierra mountains to the sunshine beaches in the south (and everything in between), California’s open roads are calling. Dozens of off-the-beaten path destinations and classic scenic stretches beckon road trippers looking to take in the breathtaking beauty of the Golden State. Pack...
Fresh Take on Highway 1
You may think you know California’s iconic Highway 1—until now. We’ve gathered the latest hot spots, hidden gems, and breathtaking stopovers that will re-inspire a visit along this classic stretch. Unexpected Finds Cambria’s Quirky Castle They say one man’s junk...
Seasonal Perfect 10 List: Fall Foliage in California
Many people come to California each year excited for the sights of fall. In order to get a taste from each of California’s beautiful regions, below is a list of the top places in California to see fall foliage. Whether it’s golden hills, fallen leaves or amber vineyards that you’re...
California’s Watchable Marine Life
In late August and early September, PBS and BBC will collaborate to present Big Blue Live to an international television audience. In six hours of live, primetime television broadcasts – supported by social media, online campaigns and earned media coverage– the two networks will celebrate...
Top 4 Road Trips for California Wine Month in September
You, a convertible and the wide open California road -- what could be a dreamier combination? If you’re a wandering gourmet, the only thing missing from this bucket-list image is California’s iconic wine country. The best time to take a culinary trip is during California Wine Month in...
California’s Emerging Wine and Culinary Destinations
Making up 90 percent of American wine production, California is well known for its popular wine destinations. California is also famous for its restaurants and food destinations featured in movies and television shows. What some people don’t know is that there are many emerging wine and culinary...
The Golden State & the Big Screen: California’s Historic Theatres
Home to Hollywood, California is accustomed to being in the limelight. But in the Golden State, glamour and glitz haven’t just been limited to locales like Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood and Vine. As early as the vaudeville era, grand theaters and movie palaces were built up and down the state...
Good To Go: California's Green Travel Scene
For decades California has burnished its image as the Golden State thanks to its historic Gold Rush days, seemingly endless strands of sun-drenched beaches and being home to a shiny fellow named Oscar who signifies the highest achievements in the film industry. But increasingly, the state is finding...
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