Greg Aragon


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Oceanside: A Renaissance of Food, Culture and Hospitality
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Oceanside: A Renaissance of Food, Culture and Hospitality

Part 1 By Greg Aragon Oceanside has always been a classic California beach town. But now, thanks to a current renaissance, the city is showcasing its fascinating history, architecture and culture, while also welcoming a host of new restaurants, boutique hotels, exciting waterfront adventures and more. I began a recent getaway to Oceanside at the…

Escape to Ventura Harbor Village
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Escape to Ventura Harbor Village

By Greg Aragon I love a compact getaway where everything is within walking distance and I don’t have to worry about driving for dining, shopping, sightseeing, or activities. This is what I loved about my recent visit to Ventura Harbor Village, where restaurants, shops, and beach-front adventures are located in one charming spot, within a…

Cruising, Climbing and Crawling in a new 2018 Jeep Wrangler
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Cruising, Climbing and Crawling in a new 2018 Jeep Wrangler

By Greg Aragon Few words inspire adventure and travel like Jeep. From its inception in the early 1940s, this first-of-its-kind off-road vehicle took soldiers to battle and civilians to thrilling, hard-to-reach destinations. In the process it became a legend. So when I got a chance to test drive a new, 2018 Wrangler JL Sport for…

Beachfront Luxury at Inn at the Pier in Pismo Beach
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Beachfront Luxury at Inn at the Pier in Pismo Beach

By Greg Aragon Pismo Beach is one of my favorite Central California locations. Set on the ocean, with perfect weather, miles of sandy beaches, an historic pier, unique shops and dining, nearby wineries and tons of classic vibe, the city has everything I look for in a weekend getaway. So when I heard about an…

Classic Cars and Ocean-Front Luxury in Oxnard
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Classic Cars and Ocean-Front Luxury in Oxnard

By Greg Aragon California is full of hidden gems. One of my favorites is the seaside town of Oxnard, where lonely beaches give way to island vistas, while small town charm mixes with gourmet restaurants, fascinating museums and one of Southern California’s most beautiful resort hotels. The hotel is the luxurious Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel &…

Living it up in Lodi, California
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Living it up in Lodi, California

By Greg Aragon Besides being one of California’s most productive wine producing regions, Lodi is also full of natural beauty, charm and history. I recently spent a couple days in town and I already can’t wait to return for more. My getaway began when a friend and I took the 5 Freeway north from Pasadena…

Wine, Penguins and Natural Beauty in Chile
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Wine, Penguins and Natural Beauty in Chile

By Greg Aragon Chile is one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth. Located on the eastern coast of South America, the country may look small and unassuming but as I recently learned, it has everything a discerning traveler could want. My “journey” to Chile began at a mansion in Beverly Hills recently,…

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A Spanish Getaway to the Hidden Treasures of Ojai

I’m surprised at how many people I talk to that have yet to discover the magic of Ojai. The tiny idyllic town, hidden in a bowl of hills behind Ventura, has to be one of the best kept secrets in Southern California. In fact, I’m almost afraid of telling people about my last visit for…

Take Me Out to a Los Angeles Dodgers Game
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Take Me Out to a Los Angeles Dodgers Game

When I was little, my friends and I loved taking the bus to see the Los Angeles Dodgers. And even though we weren’t big baseball fans, we were enchanted by the experience of sitting in a giant stadium, surrounded by huge lights, perfectly cut grass and thousands of fans. We also loved eating Dodger dogs…

Summer is Coming and Alaska is Calling
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Summer is Coming and Alaska is Calling

Summer is coming and the great white north is calling. In fact, if you listen closely you can almost hear roaring grizzly bears, splashing killer whales, rustling moose, and squawking bald eagles – all doing their best to attract tourists to share in the splendor of Alaska. I answered the call of the wild last…

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