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Visit Palm Spring: A Review of the Volkswagen Tiguan

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Visit Palm Spring: A Review of the Volkswagen Tiguan

Newly designed for 2019, the Volkswagen Tiguan is an ideal compact SUV with more room than ever. It has a simple but stylistic design is appealing. Test driving the 2019 Tiguan was a joy as well. The seats in the front and 2nd row are very comfortable. The ride was smooth. As a bonus unlike other crossovers in its class the Tiguan offers optional third row seating. Although it compromises some cargo space I could see it coming in handy when driving all my son's baseball teammates around. Inside I like that the infotainment system is a touchscreen. Less buttons...

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Visit Palm Springs: The BMW Experience

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Visit Palm Springs: The BMW Experience

On a recent media tour through the greater Palm Springs area, I got a chance to visit The BMW Performance Driving School. This experience was unlike any other. Upon arrival, our group had breakfast and then we were ushered into a beautiful state of the art classroom setting where a professional instructor taught us about the vehicles we would be driving as well as vehicle safety. Following in-class instruction, we were seprated into groups and led onto the extensive track area. There were several tracks we drove including a multi-configuration course with hairpin turns, high-speed straights and a 300’ polished...

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Visit Palm Springs: Review of Lexus RX

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Visit Palm Springs: Review of Lexus RX

I got a chance to test drive the 2019 Lexus RX Crossover. Lexus has come such a long way with this model. We own a 2010 RX 450h and it was exciting to see how much this model has evolved. The styling is a bit more aggressive than my 2010 version. Sharp angular lines make the RX look more sporty and I love it. Lexus has been synonymous with luxury and the interior does not disappoint. You just melt into the soft leather seats. With all the driving I do I really appreciate comfortable seats. The drive was amazing. You...

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Visit Palm Springs: Work and Play

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Visit Palm Springs: Work and Play

I was thrilled to head to Palm Springs with A Girls Guide To Cars last month and review vehicles.  The drive from Los Angeles to the heart of Palm Desert was easy and in just over 2 hours I was at the beautifully decorated Miramonte Resort.  Parking was great. We drove our car right up to our building which made for easy loading and unloading. The service by the staff was excellent and the resort was quiet and immaculate. Although the weather was chilly by California standards, we were still able to enjoy the heated pool. During the evening, we ate...

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Talking to your kids about mass shootings

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Talking to your kids about mass shootings

Thousand Oaks, CA:  Talking to Your Kids About Mass Shootings   I woke up Thursday morning to the horrible news that another mass shooting happened, and this time it was closer to home.  Thousand Oaks is not too far of a drive from my Los Angeles home and all I could focus on was that it was College Night.  So many victims were young adults, starting their college careers, living their lives.  So many parents devastated thinking their child just went to have a fun night of line dancing.  I dreaded walking into my college classroom in case one of...

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