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Wine, Penguins and Natural Beauty in Chile
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Wine, Penguins and Natural Beauty in Chile

By Greg Aragon Chile is one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth. Located on the eastern coast of South America, the country may look small and unassuming but as I recently learned, it has everything a discerning traveler could want. My “journey” to Chile began at a mansion in Beverly Hills recently,…

Relaxing at The Inn at Laguna Beach
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Relaxing at The Inn at Laguna Beach

By Greg Aragon Last week I wrote about the rustic charm and luxury of The Ranch at Laguna Beach. But this wasn’t the only hotel I discovered on my recent trip to the beautiful Southern California beach town. I also experienced The Inn at Laguna Beach, an iconic water-front property with lots of class and comfort. Perched…

Meandering Through Monterey’s Cannery Row and Aquarium
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Meandering Through Monterey’s Cannery Row and Aquarium

By Greg Aragon Ever since reading John Steinbeck’s classic 1945 novel “Cannery Row,” I’ve dreamed of Monterey, California. The book’s imagery of old wooden piers, fish packing plants and colorful characters have lingered in my head for years. Add to this a yearning to also experience the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and it’s easy to…

Fall into The Ranch at Laguna Beach
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Fall into The Ranch at Laguna Beach

By Greg Aragon The Ranch at Laguna Beach is the best of both vacation worlds. Set in a lush canyon, next to a flowing stream, the resort offers guests a classy, rustic atmosphere. And located a few hundred yards from the Pacific Ocean, it also boasts a California beach feel. In other words, The Ranch…

Relaxing at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta
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Relaxing at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta

By Greg Aragon I always dreamed of staying in a French chateau, sipping wine beside a serene lake. And while I knew this day would come, I didn’t think it would be in the Palm Springs desert. But this is exactly what I discovered on a recent getaway to The Chateau at Lake La Quinta, the only lakefront…

Visiting Dublin, Ireland: Land of Leprechauns and Shamrocks
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Visiting Dublin, Ireland: Land of Leprechauns and Shamrocks

By May S. Ruiz Summer this year took me back to Europe, my favorite travel destination.  I journeyed to Scotland for the third time on British Airways via Heathrow International in London, which is one of the busiest and most crowded airports in the world. To avoid having to go through Heathrow again coming back,…

Panning for Traveling Gold in Old Town Sacramento
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Panning for Traveling Gold in Old Town Sacramento

There is good reason that Sacramento became the California state capitol. Not only did the Gold Rush of 1849 begin a few miles from the town, but its location at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers made it a great spot for people, supplies and trade to arrive by water. The city began…

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Positano, Italy: A Mediterranean Jewel

By Giuseppe Mastrobuono Positano is a village overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. It served as a port of the Amalfi Republic in Medieval times and a prosperous center for maritime trade during the 16th and 17th centuries. One truly experiences the divine amidst the sharp volcanic cliffs which slope majestically down to a crystal, azure sea….

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