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Best Offbeat Holiday Destinations In America

A great way to avoid the hustle and bustle associated with the last few weeks of the year is to take a road less traveled to a destination that’s calmer and more secluded.

11/19/2013

Kate Bosworth & Michael Polish (credit: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)

Kate Bosworth, Husband Michael Polish Attend ‘Big Sur’ Premiere

The actress and husband Michael Polish spoke to CBSNews.com about their new film based on the classic Jack Kerouac novel…

10/29/2013

"Big Sur" Movie (credit: Ketchum Entertainment)

Jack Kerouac ‘Big Sur’ Movie Trailer Released

The official preview trailer for writer/director Michael Polish’s film “Big Sur,” based on the Jack Kerouac book of the same name has been released…

10/23/2013

A rare and endangered California condor lands on a ledge in Marble Gorge, east of Grand Canyon National Park, on March 24, 2007 west of Page, Arizona. Condor managers taking blood samples from the 57 wild condors in Arizona both before and after hunting season find that all 57 condors test positive for contamination by lead matching the isotropic fingerprint of the lead commonly used in ammunition, and that those levels rise significantly by the end of the season. Many of the condors become so sick that biologists must re-capture them for lead-poisoning treatments. Several die each year. Experts believe the condors are ingesting the lead as they scavenge gut piles left behind hunters because lead bullets shatter and fragment inside the kill. Officials in Arizona are encouraging hunters to use copper bullets instead of lead-based ammunition and in California, a coalition of conservation groups has sued the California Fish and Game Commission in an effort to force a ban on lead ammunition in Condor ranges. The condors in the Marble Canyon and Vermillion Cliffs area easily fly as far west as Lake Mead, by way of the Grand Canyon, and to Zion National Park and far into Utah. With a wingspan up to 9 ? feet, they are the largest flying birds in North America. In 1982, when the world population of California condors dropped to only 22 and extinction was believed eminent, biologist captured them and began a captive breeding and release program which has increased the total population to 278, of which 132 now live in the wild in Arizona, California, and Baja California, Mexico. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Oakland Zoo Partners With Wildlife Group On Interactive Condor Camera

A solar-powered “condor cam” in the hills of Big Sur, on the Central California coast, allows the public to view North America’s largest birds in the wild from the comfort of home.

10/22/2013

Joanna Newsom & Andy Samberg (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Andy Samberg Marries Joanna Newsom In Big Sur

The former SNL comedian marries long-time love in a private ceremony at the Post Ranch Inn in-front of friends and family…

09/22/2013

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Most Romantic U.S. Honeymoon Suites And Resorts

Each of the following properties are among the nation’s top-ranked hotels for romance and honeymoons.

09/17/2013

A California condor. (AP)

Big Sur Condors Hurt By Banned Pesticide DDT

Condors were reintroduced to the rugged coast of Big Sur in 1997. Now, researchers say the banned pesticide DDT has harmed the birds’ ability to reproduce in the wild.

09/15/2013

Michael Polish & Kate Bosworth (credit: Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images)

Director of ‘Big Sur’ & Star Wed

Kate Bosworth & Michael Polish met on the set of “Big Sur” in 2011 shortly after the actress called it quits with Alexander Skarsgard…

09/02/2013

Sean Parker (credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Billionaire Paid Fines Or Risked Canceled Wedding

According to tech mogul, Sean Parker, the Big Sur resort where he plans to get married is threatening to cancel the event if he didn’t agree to pay for unpermitted construction…

06/21/2013

Sean Parker attends the 3rd Annual TechFellow Awards at SF MOMA on February 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images For Techfellows)

Napster Founder Reaches $2.5M Settlement After Unpermitted Big Sur Wedding

The California Coastal Commission and Parker said Monday they have reached a $2.5 million settlement to pay for coastal conservation programs after the Napster co-founder built a large movie-set-like wedding site in an ecologically sensitive area of Big Sur without proper permits.

06/04/2013

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