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Old Orcutt – The Perfect Place to Wine-About
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Old Orcutt – The Perfect Place to Wine-About

Owner’s Kurt and Dawn make you feel like family at Vino et Amicis Old Orcutt is a place to “wine-about.” Step out of the hustle, bustle and busyness of life to enjoy all that Old Orcutt has to offer. Experience fine, award-winning wine from our world class wine region, or taste delicious food from one…

Meandering Through Meersburg, Germany
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Meandering Through Meersburg, Germany

By Greg Aragon As the boat glided across Lake Constance, a seventh-century castle appeared through the morning mist, her fortified walls jetting from the side of an ancient cliff. Below the fortress a village of half-timber structures and fertile vineyards climbed a hillside, exposing a colorful medieval town. This is how sailors saw Meersburg centuries…

Healthy Snacks to Help You Keep Your Resolutions
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Healthy Snacks to Help You Keep Your Resolutions

The beginning of a new year marks the annual pledge many of us make for healthier eating habits after the long gluttonous run from Halloween thru New Year’s Day. With the heft of the holidays weighing in both body and mind comes the desire for clean, simple, lighter eating. Cue popcorn. Popcorn is a simple…

Sip & Savor is a Foodie’s Paradise
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Sip & Savor is a Foodie’s Paradise

Eat, drink and be merry at the new Pasadena Tournament of Roses Sip & Savor where the taste-tempting SoCal food scene, along with fine wines and craft brews from throughout California are on the menu just for you along with exciting entertainment, over three days in Pasadena’s popular Arroyo Seco. The event takes over the…

2018 in Review
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2018 in Review

By Greg Aragon The New Year is here and as I look ahead to some fabulous upcoming trips, I would first like to look back on a few of my favorite getaways of 2018. One of the my favorite excursions of the past year found me in Marina del Rey, where I spent a couple…

Sightseeing and Swimming in St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Sightseeing and Swimming in St. Gallen, Switzerland

By Greg Aragon Like a prop from Disneyland or a Harry Potter movie, the Abbey Library in St. Gallen is a magical, surreal place. But, unlike fantasy lands this historic bookroom is all real, down to the last 1,400-year-old handwritten manuscript and 2,000-year-old mummy. Last summer I discovered St. Gallen, along with its famed library,…

Getaway to Goleta
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Getaway to Goleta

The lobby beacons exploration. There is something interesting around every corner. By Donna Polizzi Goleta, Calif. is the perfect place for a family vacation. Tourists are far more familiar with Santa Barbara and many people don’t know that the neighboring city of Goleta has much to offer. It is located 20 miles south of Solvang and…

Wellness and Luxury at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
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Wellness and Luxury at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

By Greg Aragon The Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is not only a luxurious resort; it is a world-renown sanctuary and wellness retreat. It is also less than an hour drive from Downtown LA. Located in the city of Westlake Village, in the Santa Monica Mountains between Malibu and Santa Barbara, the 270-room, five-diamond resort…

Deck the Halls with Popcorn Trees
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Deck the Halls with Popcorn Trees

Tis the season of decking halls and trimming trees, and we’ve got a delicious way to do both—in the kitchen. There’s no chance of breaking heirloom ornaments when you’re decorating miniature Festive Popcorn Trees from the Popcorn Board. Roll up your sleeves, gather the kids, and pull out your prettiest decorating sugars and sprinkles. Then…

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