Greg Aragon


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A Day in Paradise at Glen Ivy Hot Springs
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A Day in Paradise at Glen Ivy Hot Springs

By Greg Aragon Life can get hectic with work, school, traffic or kids. When this happens one must remember the importance of keeping the mind, body, and soul in good form. To help keep my Zen in the right place, I love to visit Glen Ivy Hot Springs, a soothing sanctuary located in the majestic rolling hills…

Lounging in Luxury at L’Auberge Del Mar
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Lounging in Luxury at L’Auberge Del Mar

By Greg Aragon First impressions mean a lot. So, when I pulled into the L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels, and saw the sun reflecting on the ocean, as it loomed slightly above the peaked roofs of the hotel, I knew I was in for something special. My getaway began recently when a friend and I drove south to…

Hiking Above the Sea at Pismo Preserve
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Hiking Above the Sea at Pismo Preserve

By Greg Aragon I experienced more than relaxation and boutique hotel luxury on my recent getaway to California’s Central Coast. I also discovered Pismo Preserve, a 900–acre natural sanctuary where the public can hike, ride bikes and horses on rugged, pristine trails overlooking the ocean. My adventure to the outdoor refuge began at the Inn…

Dusseldorf: Dazzling and Delightful
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Dusseldorf: Dazzling and Delightful

By Greg Aragon Germany is well known for popular tourist destinations such as Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich and Cologne. But as I recently discovered, there is a fascinating city on the Rhine River that can hold its own among the country’s best travel spots. The city is Düsseldorf, a place where ancient history and postmodern…

Honey Massages and Presidential Palaces in Rancho Mirage
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Honey Massages and Presidential Palaces in Rancho Mirage

By Greg Aragon  Did you know there is an historic and lavish presidential retreat just outside of Palm Springs, in the small desert town of Rancho Mirage? If you didn’t know about this, then you are not alone. Until my last visit to the area, I had never heard of it either. But this all changed…

Cayucos by-the-Sea Welcomes Spring with Sea Glass Festival
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Cayucos by-the-Sea Welcomes Spring with Sea Glass Festival

By Greg Aragon California’s majestic Central Coast is speckled with hidden gems lining the Pacific Ocean and none shine brighter than the tiny town of Cayucos by-the-Sea. This is especially true in spring, when the temperature rises, flowers blossom along the hillsides and the city hosts its annual Sea Glass Festival. Located off California Highway 1, halfway between…

Exploring Both Sides of Catalina Island
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Exploring Both Sides of Catalina Island

By Greg Aragon Catalina is not just an island paradise; it’s a very close island paradise, which makes it a perfect day or weekend getaway for Southern California residents. In fact, at only 24 miles across the sea from Long Beach, the place can be reached by boat in one hour. With this in mind, a friend and…

Living La Vida Lompoc
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Living La Vida Lompoc

By Greg Aragon Lompoc is yet another hidden gem off California’s Central Coast. As I found out recently, the town is full of delightful discovery. My getaway to the Lompoc began when a friend and I drove from Los Angeles, along the beautiful Santa Barbara coast to Highway 1. Then it was through lush, rolling hills speckled with…

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