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The Best Place to Vacation in Italy
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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. 

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…

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…

Exploring Mono Lake
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Exploring Mono Lake

By Greg Aragon California is replete with natural wonders and Mono Lake holds its own against them all. As one of the oldest lakes in the western hemisphere, it is eerily beautiful, with giant tufa structures jetting from its serene surface and the snow-capped Sierra Nevada reflecting in its shimmering blue waters. A friend and…

Winter Paradise on the Island of Kauai
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Winter Paradise on the Island of Kauai

By Greg Aragon Winter is here and I thought it would be a great time to look back on my last visit to the beautiful tropical island paradise of Kaui, Hawaii, where I stayed at a luxurious ocean-front resort and sailed in a catamaran along the beautiful Napali Coast. The getaway began when my friend and I landed…

Bristlecones, Bakeries and BBQs in Bishop, Calif.
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Bristlecones, Bakeries and BBQs in Bishop, Calif.

By Greg Aragon Bishop, Calif. may have a small town feel but because of its location in the Eastern Sierra region, the city is close to lots of big time sights. Set about halfway between Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks, Bishop is on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada along the banks of…

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