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California History and Opulence at Hearst Castle
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California History and Opulence at Hearst Castle

By Greg Aragon  William Randolph Hearst knew how to throw a party. When he wanted company, he would fly friends to his estate on private planes, land them at his airport, and then transport them to the top of his mountain estate in luxury cars. Of course, friends such as Howard Hughes Amelia Earhart, and…

It’s Time for Tantalizing Ticino, Switzerland
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It’s Time for Tantalizing Ticino, Switzerland

By Greg Aragon I’ve been to the German and French speaking regions of Switzerland, but I have yet to visit the southern part of the country, near the Alps and the border of Italy, where Italian is spoken and a Mediterranean climate yields lush gardens, fine wines and a delicious variety of cuisine. Located on…

Behold the Magnificence of Venice
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Behold the Magnificence of Venice

By May S. Ruiz Venice: It’s called ‘City of Bridges,’ ‘City of Canals,’ ‘City of Masks,’ ‘City of Water,’ ‘City of Gondolas,’ and ‘Queen of the Adriatic.’ But however many different ways we want to think of it, there is one thing we can universally agree on – Venice is quite unlike any other city…

Mischief at Hearst Castle
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Mischief at Hearst Castle

By Donna Polizzi When was the last time that you visited Hearst Castle? Our Keys 2 the Coast crew took a tour recently and learned a few things that most don’t know. I’ve always told my kids listen to your elders. To practice what I preach, we sought out a couple of ladies who have…

Fish and Chips and Battleships in San Pedro
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Fish and Chips and Battleships in San Pedro

By Greg Aragon I drove to San Pedro last week for the renowned fresh seafood at San Pedro Fish Market. But when I got off the freeway and saw the profile of the legendary USS Iowa battleship, with her massive 16-inch guns protruding above the harbor, I knew I had to investigate. I also knew…

Pageant of the Masters Takes Guests ‘Under the Sun’
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Pageant of the Masters Takes Guests ‘Under the Sun’

By Greg Aragon Southern California is full of beauty and magic, and one the region’s most unique and mesmerizing spectacles is the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. Held each summer in an open-air canyon theater, the event is something that any lover of art and culture should experience at least once. Now in…

Summer in San Diego Paradise
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Summer in San Diego Paradise

By Greg Aragon To some, paradise is a romantic dinner on a moonlit bay. To others it’s a secluded bungalow on the beach, or a soothing massage in a tropical setting. To me it’s all of the above, which is why I love Paradise Point Resort & Spa on San Diego’s majestic Mission Bay. Covering 44 acres, the resort is a…

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