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Cayucos by-the-Sea Welcomes Spring with Sea Glass Festival
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Cayucos by-the-Sea Welcomes Spring with Sea Glass Festival

By Greg Aragon California’s majestic Central Coast is speckled with hidden gems lining the Pacific Ocean and none shine brighter than the tiny town of Cayucos by-the-Sea. This is especially true in spring, when the temperature rises, flowers blossom along the hillsides and the city hosts its annual Sea Glass Festival. Located off California Highway 1, halfway between…

Exploring Both Sides of Catalina Island
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Exploring Both Sides of Catalina Island

By Greg Aragon Catalina is not just an island paradise; it’s a very close island paradise, which makes it a perfect day or weekend getaway for Southern California residents. In fact, at only 24 miles across the sea from Long Beach, the place can be reached by boat in one hour. With this in mind, a friend and…

Sailing Through Baja, Mexico With UnCruise Adventures
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Sailing Through Baja, Mexico With UnCruise Adventures

By Greg Aragon If you like lost islands, deserted beaches and magical hideaways with wonderful wildlife and unforgettable scenery then now is a great time to look into an UnCruise Adventure to a destination such as the Sea of Cortes in Mexico. The Seattle-based cruise line has an exciting list of itineraries in the region…

My Favorite Getaways of 2017
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My Favorite Getaways of 2017

By Greg Aragon The year 2018 is upon us and that means it’s time to look ahead to new and exciting adventures for Greg’s Getaway. But before I do this, I would like to look back on 2017 and a few of my favorite California getaways from the past year. After reviewing my map and hundreds of…

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…

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