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Bathing in Beauty and Luxury at Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara
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Bathing in Beauty and Luxury at Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara

By Greg Aragon The Belmond El Encanto hotel has welcomed discerning guests since 1918. Perched in the hills above Santa Barbara, this iconic hideaway offers serene seclusion in a relaxed, yet luxurious setting of lush gardens, winding paths and private bungalows. It has been described as Hollywood glamour in a modern classic and after my…

Snow, Wind Turbines and Reuben Sandwiches in Tehachapi
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Snow, Wind Turbines and Reuben Sandwiches in Tehachapi

By Greg Aragon I love a scenic, Sunday drive. And when it includes things like snow, giant wind turbines and great food, then I know it’s a winner. Such was the case this past weekend when a couple friends and I drove to the small town of Tehachapi, about 115 miles north of Los Angeles….

Rolling into Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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Rolling into Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

By Greg Aragon Las Vegas is an exciting place, full of incredible and luxurious hotels and casinos. But, a few miles off The Strip, there is a natural wonderland with a visual payoff that no slot machine or glitzy show can match. It is called Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and it is a…

Day Tripping Down to Dana Point Harbor
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Day Tripping Down to Dana Point Harbor

By Greg Aragon For Richard Henry Dana, it was the culmination of an epic and grueling two-year voyage from Boston to California. For me it was a day trip in a rental car. Either way you slice it, Dana Point Harbor makes a great getaway. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the man-made…

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…

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