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Following the Swallows to San Juan Capistrano
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Following the Swallows to San Juan Capistrano

By Greg Aragon Each year thousands of swallows fly 6,000 miles from Goya, Argentina to San Juan Capistrano, Calif. in large groups. The chestnut and orange-colored birds return to reclaim their old mud nests in the ancient arches and walls of the city’s historic Mission, and to raise their young in the warm coastal climate. I…

Port Wine, Food and History in Porto, Portugal
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Port Wine, Food and History in Porto, Portugal

By Greg Aragon After three nights in Madrid, Spain, my friend and I continued our impromptu tour of Southern Europe with a last minute trip to the beautiful waterfront city of Porto, Portugal. Neither one of us had been to Portugal before, so we figured that since we were only about 350 miles away, we…

What To Do When Visiting Arcadia
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What To Do When Visiting Arcadia

California attracts millions of tourists every year, but Arcadia is a neighborhood that is very rarely explored. However, with many attractions located around the community, it seems only a matter of time before it becomes a more accessible place for tourists to explore. The name was taken from the Greek city with the same name,…

Meandering Through Madrid, Spain
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Meandering Through Madrid, Spain

By Greg Aragon As Spain’s largest and most populous city, Madrid might sound too big and touristy to have an authentic Spanish experience. But as I learned on a recent trip to the ancient, European capitol, if you just take your time and explore, you can encounter a great amount of the history, culture and…

Beautiful Beasts and a Beastly Ball at the Los Angeles Zoo
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Beautiful Beasts and a Beastly Ball at the Los Angeles Zoo

By Greg Aragon There is some big news going on at the Los Angeles Zoo. Last month, a rare baby zebra was born and later this month the zoo will host its annual “Beastly Ball” fundraiser party, which raises money and awareness for animal conservation and habitat preservation for some of the world’s most rare…

Spring Into Morro Bay
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Spring Into Morro Bay

By Greg Aragon One of my favorite spots to getaway on the California Central Coast is Morro Bay, where a surprisingly small beach town hides beside an iconic, 576 foot-tall dome-shaped rock jetting from the harbor. Located halfway between LA and San Francisco, the village has tons of laid back charm and beautiful scenery. I recently escaped…

The Pueblo of Desert Hot Springs
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The Pueblo of Desert Hot Springs

By Greg Aragon Desert Hot Springs is yet another oasis in the Palm Springs area. Set atop ancient hot and cold aquifers, the town is known for its abundant resorts and mineral spas, its world-class drinking water, secret celebrity visitors, and as I recently discovered, a few other hidden gems. One of the most fascinating…

Best Tours In / From Tel Aviv (One Day Or Less)
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Best Tours In / From Tel Aviv (One Day Or Less)

By Jennifer Schlueter Tel Aviv is also called the city that never sleeps and there’s certainly enough reasons why: There are so many things to do! Therefore, I tested a few tours in and from Tel Aviv for you: One was a pub crawl through Tel Aviv’s Rothschild area, one a day tour from Tel…

Distill My Beating Heart
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Distill My Beating Heart

By Donna Polizzi Keys 2 the Coast set out for a daytrip to explore the best places to go in Buellton, California. Buellton is one of the five distinct areas that make up the Santa Ynez Valley. Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos and Los Alamos, are all a haven for great restaurants, bars, breweries…

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