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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,…

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…

Fish and Chips and Battleships in San Pedro
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Fish and Chips and Battleships in San Pedro

By Greg Aragon I drove to San Pedro last week for the renowned fresh seafood at San Pedro Fish Market. But when I got off the freeway and saw the profile of the legendary USS Iowa battleship, with her massive 16-inch guns protruding above the harbor, I knew I had to investigate. I also knew…

Pageant of the Masters Takes Guests ‘Under the Sun’
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Pageant of the Masters Takes Guests ‘Under the Sun’

By Greg Aragon Southern California is full of beauty and magic, and one the region’s most unique and mesmerizing spectacles is the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. Held each summer in an open-air canyon theater, the event is something that any lover of art and culture should experience at least once. Now in…

Summer in San Diego Paradise
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Summer in San Diego Paradise

By Greg Aragon To some, paradise is a romantic dinner on a moonlit bay. To others it’s a secluded bungalow on the beach, or a soothing massage in a tropical setting. To me it’s all of the above, which is why I love Paradise Point Resort & Spa on San Diego’s majestic Mission Bay. Covering 44 acres, the resort is a…

Escape to Ventura Harbor Village
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Escape to Ventura Harbor Village

By Greg Aragon I love a compact getaway where everything is within walking distance and I don’t have to worry about driving for dining, shopping, sightseeing, or activities. This is what I loved about my recent visit to Ventura Harbor Village, where restaurants, shops, and beach-front adventures are located in one charming spot, within a…

Cruising, Climbing and Crawling in a new 2018 Jeep Wrangler
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Cruising, Climbing and Crawling in a new 2018 Jeep Wrangler

By Greg Aragon Few words inspire adventure and travel like Jeep. From its inception in the early 1940s, this first-of-its-kind off-road vehicle took soldiers to battle and civilians to thrilling, hard-to-reach destinations. In the process it became a legend. So when I got a chance to test drive a new, 2018 Wrangler JL Sport for…

Summer Fun and Food in Avila Beach
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Summer Fun and Food in Avila Beach

By Greg Aragon If I close my eyes I can almost see the old wooden pier standing in the sea and hear the rocks rolling in the waves outside my window. I can almost feel the refreshing ocean breeze filter through my beach-front room and I can almost taste all the wonderful food I had during…

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