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Alleviating Summer Boredom
Lifestyle

Alleviating Summer Boredom

By Sandi Khine As the humid, hot months of summer begin to set in, it is easy for anyone to fall into a never-ending slump of sleeping, eating, and repeating. Fortunately, summer does not have to mean boring, groggy days. There are a multitude of ways to heat up this summer’s activities and make summer…

Wandering Dog in Solvang, California
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Wandering Dog in Solvang, California

By Donna Polizzi It’s not what you’re thinking. The Wandering Dog Wine Bar opened its doors in 2007 and at the time was one of the only places open past 5 p.m. in Solvang. This was especially true on the west-side of town. The proprietors, Jody and Charles Williams, both worked on the winery side before opening…

Exploring Montana’s Yellowstone Country
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Exploring Montana’s Yellowstone Country

By Greg Aragon A couple hours after landing at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Montana, we were sitting in The Cowboy Bar and Supper Club in the tiny town of Fishtail enjoying a big, juicy steak and reviewing our itinerary for the next week in Montana’s Yellowstone Country. My friend and I had come to…

Summer Cruise Season is Here and Alaska is Calling
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Summer Cruise Season is Here and Alaska is Calling

By Greg Aragon 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. So for those who have never…

5 easy fitness and nutrition fixes for beach season
Health & Fitness

5 easy fitness and nutrition fixes for beach season

Now that your fitness and nutrition is completely out the door, you’re probably starting to regret not touching that gym membership since February. But with beach season just around the corner, you’re probably starting to wonder just how much progress you can make with such little time left. Fear not, despite not having months of…

5 Tips To Combat Stress-Related Weight Gain
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5 Tips To Combat Stress-Related Weight Gain

By Yajen Tan Stress sucks, but you most likely know that from the countless reminders that you get throughout the day. Whether your stress coming from relationships, finances, work-related, or those little rascals that take up all your free time to raise, they all gradually compound on your body until you can’t take it anymore….

Waterfront Paradise in Marina del Rey
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Waterfront Paradise in Marina del Rey

By Greg Aragon It’s hard to call a town with the world’s largest man-made marina a hidden gem, but in a way Marina Del Rey is just that. Located near the larger, more famous areas of Venice Beach and Santa Monica, the tiny city can easily be overlooked. But for savvy travelers from around the…

Diet challenges can be far from healthy
Health & Fitness

Diet challenges can be far from healthy

By Yajen Tan Shortly after a training session last week, a man came up to me with a diet question. He was two weeks into a weight loss challenge with a friend, and so far he’s dropped 16 pounds of weight already. I was impressed, but also slightly skeptical of how he accomplished that. He…

Pirates Cove
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Pirates Cove

By Donna Polizzi The California Central Coast offers some of the best views and hiking trails on the Pacific coastline and Pirate’s Cove is one of those places. More and more visitors are becoming aware of this nature lover’s paradise, in San Luis Obispo County. Wedged between Pismo Beach and Avila Beach, Pirate’s Cove is…

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