Traveling to Huntington Beach? Be prepared to travel responsibly and bring a face mask. While here, please be mindful of your surroundings and thoughtful of others: social distancing, wearing face coverings, and washing your hands. Huntington Beach is doing everything it can to be clean and safe so you can stay healthy and enjoy beautiful Surf City USA.

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Allison Hata
Allison Hata

Writing offers a new way for me to look at the world, whether it's understanding the personal story of a male breast cancer survivor or predicting fall's biggest footwear trends. I learn something with each assignment I take, be it a travel story that has me visiting a tiny island in Asia or exploring the local culinary gems in New York City.

My day job is at an Orange County-based publishing company, Firebrand Media, where I manage a group of regional and lifestyle titles. I also work as a freelance writer covering travel, fashion, retail, beauty and food, as well as a freelance marketing consultant with agency experience in the professional services, consumer packaged goods and nonprofit fields.

I graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a degree in journalism, and I currently live in Orange County.