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What’s new at the Monterey Bay Aquarium?
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What’s new at the Monterey Bay Aquarium?

By Donna Polizzi Monterey is less than one hour south of Santa Cruz and four hours North of Santa Barbara. Keys 2 the Coast highly recommends that everyone visit the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium.   It is one of the top things to do in Monterey and it will be a memorable experience for all…

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El Otro Lado in Panama – Where luxury meets the Jungle

By Donna Polizzi Is your passport valid? Now that’s a question that peaks interest.   I believe that life is good, but it gets better with perspective from a 30,000-foot view from an airplane window, on the way to Panama. For sanity sake, we all need to get up and away on occasion, to clear…

Hiking Above the Sea at Pismo Preserve
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Hiking Above the Sea at Pismo Preserve

By Greg Aragon I experienced more than relaxation and boutique hotel luxury on my recent getaway to California’s Central Coast. I also discovered Pismo Preserve, a 900–acre natural sanctuary where the public can hike, ride bikes and horses on rugged, pristine trails overlooking the ocean. My adventure to the outdoor refuge began at the Inn…

Beachfront Luxury at Inn at the Pier in Pismo Beach
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Beachfront Luxury at Inn at the Pier in Pismo Beach

By Greg Aragon Pismo Beach is one of my favorite Central California locations. Set on the ocean, with perfect weather, miles of sandy beaches, an historic pier, unique shops and dining, nearby wineries and tons of classic vibe, the city has everything I look for in a weekend getaway. So when I heard about an…

Durango, Colorado Tops the ‘Charm per Square Inch’ Scale
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Durango, Colorado Tops the ‘Charm per Square Inch’ Scale

By Galen Patterson Durango rests in the southern Rockies like a beautiful, vibrantly-colored piece of coral in a reef. All roads leading into it run through valleys surrounded by the exquisitely carved mountains of the San Juan Range, just on the edge of the San Juan National Forest. Western Colorado has such a distinct geography…

Classic Cars and Ocean-Front Luxury in Oxnard
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Classic Cars and Ocean-Front Luxury in Oxnard

By Greg Aragon California is full of hidden gems. One of my favorites is the seaside town of Oxnard, where lonely beaches give way to island vistas, while small town charm mixes with gourmet restaurants, fascinating museums and one of Southern California’s most beautiful resort hotels. The hotel is the luxurious Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel &…

Living it up in Lodi, California
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Living it up in Lodi, California

By Greg Aragon Besides being one of California’s most productive wine producing regions, Lodi is also full of natural beauty, charm and history. I recently spent a couple days in town and I already can’t wait to return for more. My getaway began when a friend and I took the 5 Freeway north from Pasadena…

Dusseldorf: Dazzling and Delightful
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Dusseldorf: Dazzling and Delightful

By Greg Aragon Germany is well known for popular tourist destinations such as Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich and Cologne. But as I recently discovered, there is a fascinating city on the Rhine River that can hold its own among the country’s best travel spots. The city is Düsseldorf, a place where ancient history and postmodern…

One of America’s Hidden Gems: The Navajo Reservation
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One of America’s Hidden Gems: The Navajo Reservation

By Galen Patterson A few opening lines of “Moby Dick” read: “Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet, and especially whenever my hypos get…

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