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Day Tripping Down to Dana Point Harbor
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Day Tripping Down to Dana Point Harbor

By Greg Aragon For Richard Henry Dana, it was the culmination of an epic and grueling two-year voyage from Boston to California. For me it was a day trip in a rental car. Either way you slice it, Dana Point Harbor makes a great getaway. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the man-made…

A Day at the California Science Center
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A Day at the California Science Center

By Greg Aragon A few months ago, I visited the California Science Center in Los Angeles (LA) to see the world-famous “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” exhibit. The display, the largest King Tut exhibition ever toured, was so expansive and interesting that I did not have time to see the many other jewels…

Old Orcutt – The Perfect Place to Wine-About
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Old Orcutt – The Perfect Place to Wine-About

Owner’s Kurt and Dawn make you feel like family at Vino et Amicis Old Orcutt is a place to “wine-about.” Step out of the hustle, bustle and busyness of life to enjoy all that Old Orcutt has to offer. Experience fine, award-winning wine from our world class wine region, or taste delicious food from one…

Meandering Through Meersburg, Germany
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Meandering Through Meersburg, Germany

By Greg Aragon As the boat glided across Lake Constance, a seventh-century castle appeared through the morning mist, her fortified walls jetting from the side of an ancient cliff. Below the fortress a village of half-timber structures and fertile vineyards climbed a hillside, exposing a colorful medieval town. This is how sailors saw Meersburg centuries…

2018 in Review
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2018 in Review

By Greg Aragon The New Year is here and as I look ahead to some fabulous upcoming trips, I would first like to look back on a few of my favorite getaways of 2018. One of the my favorite excursions of the past year found me in Marina del Rey, where I spent a couple…

Sightseeing and Swimming in St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Sightseeing and Swimming in St. Gallen, Switzerland

By Greg Aragon Like a prop from Disneyland or a Harry Potter movie, the Abbey Library in St. Gallen is a magical, surreal place. But, unlike fantasy lands this historic bookroom is all real, down to the last 1,400-year-old handwritten manuscript and 2,000-year-old mummy. Last summer I discovered St. Gallen, along with its famed library,…

Getaway to Goleta
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Getaway to Goleta

The lobby beacons exploration. There is something interesting around every corner. By Donna Polizzi Goleta, Calif. is the perfect place for a family vacation. Tourists are far more familiar with Santa Barbara and many people don’t know that the neighboring city of Goleta has much to offer. It is located 20 miles south of Solvang and…

Wellness and Luxury at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
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Wellness and Luxury at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

By Greg Aragon The Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is not only a luxurious resort; it is a world-renown sanctuary and wellness retreat. It is also less than an hour drive from Downtown LA. Located in the city of Westlake Village, in the Santa Monica Mountains between Malibu and Santa Barbara, the 270-room, five-diamond resort…

Relaxing on the Palm Springs Riviera
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Relaxing on the Palm Springs Riviera

By Greg Aragon Palm Springs is not only an exciting desert resort community; but the city also offers a fascinating glimpse into the hip, Hollywood glam days of the 1960s when celebrities came to escape the limelight and relax by the pool in sleek, mid-century modern structures. A friend and I began a recent getaway to the…

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