Avalon

10 Top vacation spots, and the cheapest time to go

Planning a vacation is something of a test of your budgeting skills, both in terms of time and money. It helps to know that prices for destinations rise and fall in accordance with their own particular tourism season. Below are 10 vacation spots paired with the best time of year… Read more

7 Travel gadgets you shouldn’t leave home without

The best part of going on a trip is arriving at the destination. But it’s important to have a happy time traveling, too. With the proliferation of handheld and wireless devices to help us pass the time, there’s no reason not to enjoy the journey. Bring the following seven items… Read more

6 Innovative new carry-on bags

With the prices of checked bags these days, it has never been more important to have a dynamic piece of carry-on luggage. While you always want luggage that’s easy to handle yet durable, using a carry-on that goes above and beyond the call of duty can actually improve your traveling… Read more

6 Books you should take with you on the trip

You should never go on a trip without at least one book. Chances are good you’ll have some down time, which will allow you to slow down and read. But if you’ve already exhausted your list, or are just looking for something different, consider reading something that will motivate you… Read more

Zucchini and Parsnip Pasta with Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce and Scallops

This winning recipe was submitted by Andrea, a resident from Avalon Playa Vista! YIELDS: 2 servings                           COOK TIME: 20 minutes Ingredients 2 zucchini – spiralized to be noodles (or using a mandolin) 2 parsnips – spiralized to be noodles (or using a mandolin) Kosher salt and black pepper to taste… Read more