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Relaxing At The Inn At Laguna Beach
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Relaxing At The Inn At Laguna Beach

Photo and Story by Greg Aragon There is nothing like sleeping in a classy, ocean-front room and awakening to the sounds of waves crashing against the sand. It is one of the finer things in life. And it is exactly what I experienced recently on a memorable getaway to The Inn at Laguna Beach. The…

5th Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival
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5th Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival

Greg’s Getaway By Greg Aragon Spring is here and that means it is time for the Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival, one of my favorite local festivals for authentic California wine, food and fun. Now in its fifth year, the annual event will take place Saturday, May 20 at Reyes Winery in the rustic town of Aqua Dulce, near Santa Clarita. The festival is…

Island Life at El Cordova Hotel in Coronado
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Island Life at El Cordova Hotel in Coronado

By Greg Aragon Coronado Island is a seaside paradise in the San Diego Bay that is full of history, relaxing atmosphere and great weather. The small, resort town is also home to a charming boutique hotel called El Cordova, which I recently discovered on a memorable weekend getaway. The adventure began when a friend and…

Spring into Picturesque Del Mar
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Spring into Picturesque Del Mar

  By Greg Aragon There is a spot in Del Mar, where an old train bridge meets the beach and crosses over rocky cliffs and a dusty trail lined with flowers and coastal vegetation. This is a spot any photographer would cherish. I discovered this magical vista on a recent spring getaway to the seaside paradise, which located along…

Weekend Wandering
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Weekend Wandering

  By Susan Motander I am the daughter of the original Tommy Tourist.  My father loved to take drives on the weekends he was not working.  As his daughter I became more aware of the various day outings around Los Angeles and neighboring counties than most people.  We would regularly take off-on Sunday afternoons and explore. …

California Is Great for Enjoying Spring Blossoms
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California Is Great for Enjoying Spring Blossoms

  By Susan Motander California is the “Golden State,” but in spring those colors are much more varied, as it is the season to enjoy the blossoms that herald the arrival of the season: white, pink, and red as well as the most glorious golden. Fresno County celebrates the season each year with its Blossom…

Whale Trails and More along CA Highway 1 Discovery Route
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Whale Trails and More along CA Highway 1 Discovery Route

  Story by Greg Aragon The CA Highway 1 Discovery Route (H1DR) recently announced six new Whale Trail sites to help visitors capture memorable view of the giant mammals as they migrate down the Pacific Ocean, along the California shoreline. The H1DR is comprised of 10 coastal towns along Highway 1, located halfway between Los Angeles and San…

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