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Keys 2 the Coast –  Discovering Hidden Gems in Guadalupe
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Keys 2 the Coast – Discovering Hidden Gems in Guadalupe

By Donna Polizzi If you are looking for a day trip that is unlike any other, head to Guadalupe, California. Guadalupe is a city of roughly 7,500 people, 10 miles east of Santa Maria in Northern Santa Barbara County. Guadalupe is known as the “Gateway to the Dunes” and this town is the opposite of…

Dining Delights

Mimi’s Café Goes Back to Their Roots with 20 New Dishes on the Menu

By Madeline Park Amidst the swarms of restaurants that have aspired to become more inventive with their menus, Mimi’s Cafe has taken it a step further by going back to their roots. Established in 1978, Mimi’s Cafe has long been known for their American comfort food with a slight French touch. It is here, with…

Relaxing at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
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Relaxing at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

By Greg Aragon There are many great ways to see San Diego and one of my new favorites is from the balcony of a room at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina. Epitomizing California coastal chic, the hotel offers incredible ocean views, waterfront dining, a contemporary poolside lounge, an eco-friendly spa, and great…

Paella, Olive Oil and the Blue Iguana in Ojai
Lifestyle

Paella, Olive Oil and the Blue Iguana in Ojai

One of my favorite places in spring is Ojai, where beautiful landscapes and small town charm mix to form pure relaxation. A friend and I recently took a day off work and snuck away to this little hideaway. It was only for the night, but the memories will linger for a long time. The getaway…

A local’s ultimate guide to Hamburg, Germany
Lifestyle, Travel

A local’s ultimate guide to Hamburg, Germany

​Photos and guide by Jennifer Schlueter Hamburg has been called “the gateway to the world” for ages and guarantees to provide you with all that comes with this label. You can experience the ritziest neighborhood with the most elegant architecture, but, not far away at all, dive into the wild, uncensored red light district 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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