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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….

Relaxing at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
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Relaxing at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

By Greg Aragon There are many great ways to see San Diego and one of my new favorites is from the balcony of a room at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina. Epitomizing California coastal chic, the hotel offers incredible ocean views, waterfront dining, a contemporary poolside lounge, an eco-friendly spa, and great…

Keys 2 the Coast –  Discovering Hidden Gems in Guadalupe
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Keys 2 the Coast – Discovering Hidden Gems in Guadalupe

By Donna Polizzi If you are looking for a day trip that is unlike any other, head to Guadalupe, California. Guadalupe is a city of roughly 7,500 people, 10 miles east of Santa Maria in Northern Santa Barbara County. Guadalupe is known as the “Gateway to the Dunes” and this town is the opposite of…

Paella, Olive Oil and the Blue Iguana in Ojai
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Paella, Olive Oil and the Blue Iguana in Ojai

One of my favorite places in spring is Ojai, where beautiful landscapes and small town charm mix to form pure relaxation. A friend and I recently took a day off work and snuck away to this little hideaway. It was only for the night, but the memories will linger for a long time. The getaway…

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