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Restaurant Takeout and Delivery Guide During COVID-19
Dining Delights

Restaurant Takeout and Delivery Guide During COVID-19

By Brianna Chu It’s a confusing and tumultuous time for everyone, and restaurants are chief among the many industries and businesses that are taking a hit right now.  In an effort to support some of the hardworking folks in our service industry, below is a compilation of some restaurants in the Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena, and…

The Best Place to Vacation in Italy
Travel

The Best Place to Vacation in Italy

If you have the opportunity, stay at Antica Torre Di ViaTornabuoni 1, this medieval tower from the 13th century turned historical mansion, opened its culture, history, and doors to us.  My husband and I are booked to visit again this year. Everything about it is classic Italian. It’s warm, cozy and the views are jaw-dropping. 

Brunch Love Every Weekend at the Peach Cafe
Dining Delights

Brunch Love Every Weekend at the Peach Cafe

On a grey Saturday at 9:45 a.m., people line the sidewalk along the eastern end of Colorado Boulevard in Old Town Monrovia. The Peach Cafe’s unassuming, charming exterior hides a buzzing, crowded interior packed full of patrons. The establishment itself is half outdoor covered brick patio, half coffee (and seemingly also wine) bar and seating…

Hanging Out in Huntington Beach California
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Hanging Out in Huntington Beach California

By Greg Aragon One of the many great things about Southern California is that even in winter, I can still get away to a beach city and have a great time in the sun. Such was the case on my last visit to Huntington Beach. The place is legendary around the world as one of…

Watching Whales in the Sea of Cortes
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Watching Whales in the Sea of Cortes

By Greg Aragon January through April is whale watching season along the California coast and into Baja California. Each winter, thousands of gray whales travel about 5,000 miles from cold Alaskan waters to the warm bays of Mexico. When spring comes, the animals turn around and head back. There are many great places to see this…

A Visit to Point Cabrillo Light Station on the Mendocino Coast
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A Visit to Point Cabrillo Light Station on the Mendocino Coast

By Greg Aragon Through the morning fog we could see the outline of the 100-year-old light station, standing guard along jagged cliffs above the Pacific Ocean. Easing closer, the sound and mist of the ocean waves became powerful and hauntingly beautiful. We knew we were in a special place. My getaway to Point Cabrillo Light…

Valentine’s Day Guide 2020
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Valentine’s Day Guide 2020

By Brianna Chu Valentine’s Day can be a struggle to plan for (or maybe that’s just me, and my indecision in choosing where to eat, talking), so for anyone else still strategizing their Valentine’s Day plans, I’ve put together some suggestions on places to grab drinks, dinner, and dessert. There is a range of formality,…

8 Reasons to Plan a Trip to Taiwan
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8 Reasons to Plan a Trip to Taiwan

By Fabiola Diaz When I first learned that I would visit Taiwan, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Prior to my week-long trip, all I’d seen of the country were photos of Taipei 101 lit up for New Year celebrations. By the end of the week, I walked away thoroughly enamored by all I…

New Decade and Costa Rica
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New Decade and Costa Rica

By Greg Aragon 2020 is not just another turned page on the calendar; it is a whole new decade. And this means a new era of travel for Greg’s Getaway. With this in mind I would like to share an exciting trip that I am planning for the New Year. Standing out on my travel…

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