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A Day at the California Science Center
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A Day at the California Science Center

By Greg Aragon A few months ago, I visited the California Science Center in Los Angeles (LA) to see the world-famous “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” exhibit. The display, the largest King Tut exhibition ever toured, was so expansive and interesting that I did not have time to see the many other jewels…

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…

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,…

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…

Relaxing on the Palm Springs Riviera
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Relaxing on the Palm Springs Riviera

By Greg Aragon Palm Springs is not only an exciting desert resort community; but the city also offers a fascinating glimpse into the hip, Hollywood glam days of the 1960s when celebrities came to escape the limelight and relax by the pool in sleek, mid-century modern structures. A friend and I began a recent getaway to the…

Relaxing at Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa
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Relaxing at Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa

By Greg Aragon There are many great sights and sounds that come to mind when thinking about my recent escape to the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa. There are ocean breezes flowing through palm trees, a crystal blue pool sparkling in the sun; sprawling Tahitian-inspired grounds surrounded by a sandy beach, and ducks –…

Meet Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood
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Meet Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

By Greg Aragon I’ve never been a big “light show” guy. But this changed last year when I experienced the all-new “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood. This is the most amazing and realistic, virtual reality-type light display I’ve ever seen. To celebrate the holiday season, the theme park has transformed “The Wizarding…

Day Trippers in Wrightwood and Jackson Lake
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Day Trippers in Wrightwood and Jackson Lake

By Greg Aragon I love going to the mountains, but sometimes I don’t want to deal with all the narrow, winding roads. For these times I like to visit Wrightwood, a hidden gem in the Swarthout Valley, at the eastern end of the San Gabriel Mountains. Located at an altitude of approximately 6,000 feet, the…

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