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Sweeping Views and Boutique Charm at Andaz San Diego Hotel
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Sweeping Views and Boutique Charm at Andaz San Diego Hotel

By Greg Aragon I love being in the heart of the action. But, I can also appreciate a casual evening with wine and wonderful views. I got both and much more, when I recently discovered Andaz San Diego, a fascinating boutique hotel located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego….

Ocean View Rooms, Butterflies and a Clam Festival
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Ocean View Rooms, Butterflies and a Clam Festival

By Greg Aragon Sometimes I hear of a new hotel from a friend, an email tip, or a news release. And once in a while, if I’m lucky, one will catch my eye while driving. The latter was the case, when a friend and I were recently heading home from a trip to Hearst Castle….

Top 5 Best Restaurants in Santa Barbara
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Top 5 Best Restaurants in Santa Barbara

By Donna Polizzi Keys 2 the Coast has chosen five of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara.  With over 300 restaurants in Santa Barbara, this was a deliciously difficult task for our trusted recreational foodies. Our methodology was to carefully select establishments that have gone the distance to delight locals and visitors, for many years.  A combination of delectable dishes,…

Lions, Tigers, and Gondolas at Two California Zoos
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Lions, Tigers, and Gondolas at Two California Zoos

By Greg Aragon I love zoos. I love the awareness they bring to the plight of animals and the joy and intrigue they bring to kids of all ages. So when I heard that two of my favorite California zoos recently added a couple of must-see attractions, I knew I had to investigate. In March,…

California History and Opulence at Hearst Castle
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California History and Opulence at Hearst Castle

By Greg Aragon  William Randolph Hearst knew how to throw a party. When he wanted company, he would fly friends to his estate on private planes, land them at his airport, and then transport them to the top of his mountain estate in luxury cars. Of course, friends such as Howard Hughes Amelia Earhart, and…

It’s Time for Tantalizing Ticino, Switzerland
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It’s Time for Tantalizing Ticino, Switzerland

By Greg Aragon I’ve been to the German and French speaking regions of Switzerland, but I have yet to visit the southern part of the country, near the Alps and the border of Italy, where Italian is spoken and a Mediterranean climate yields lush gardens, fine wines and a delicious variety of cuisine. Located on…

Behold the Magnificence of Venice
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Behold the Magnificence of Venice

By May S. Ruiz Venice: It’s called ‘City of Bridges,’ ‘City of Canals,’ ‘City of Masks,’ ‘City of Water,’ ‘City of Gondolas,’ and ‘Queen of the Adriatic.’ But however many different ways we want to think of it, there is one thing we can universally agree on – Venice is quite unlike any other city…

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