Greg Aragon August 23, 2019

By Greg Aragon Southern California has so many great beach towns that it is sometimes hard to choose one to visit. While most are beautiful and perfect destinations, some are more crowded and touristy than others. One of my favorite, quieter beach towns is Redondo Beach, where charming hotels and a historic pier set the stage for relaxing near […]

Greg Aragon August 16, 2019

By Greg Aragon When considering a big, exciting trip such as a cruise, it’s good to get an early start on planning. So when I recently received brochures from a couple of cruise lines I’ve been wanting to experience, I knew it was time to start researching. The cruise lines that I am looking at […]

Greg Aragon August 16, 2019

By Greg Aragon When my mom was little she used to take a tiny trolley up and down the side of a hill in downtown Los Angeles for 5 cents. After riding she would walk across the street for lunch at Grand Central Market. This always sounded fun to me, so when I heard that […]

Greg Aragon August 2, 2019

By Greg Aragon Who says you have to go to the beach and fight traffic and hordes of people to escape the heat? Why not head about 90 miles east of Los Angeles and cool down at a luxurious, air conditioned resort with a giant pool and lazy river, gourmet restaurants, a four-Diamond hotel, a […]

Greg Aragon July 26, 2019

By Greg Aragon There is nothing like being at the beach to watch the sunset into the ocean. It is a beautiful, almost spiritual sight. And nowhere is this daily event more beautiful than in Carmel-by-the-Sea, where there is a built-in amphitheater of sand overlooking the water, with plenty of natural seats for visitors to […]

Greg Aragon July 18, 2019

By Greg Aragon Summer is here and that means it’s time for the beach and barbecues. And if you love art – especially the kind with living people in it – then it’s time for one of the greatest performance spectacles around. It is time for the annual Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. Held each summer […]

Greg Aragon July 13, 2019

By Greg Aragon Oceanside is more than a classic California beach town with a groovy surf vibe and a walkable downtown. The city is also full of history and fascinating architecture, while also boasting eclectic restaurants, boutique hotels, exciting waterfront adventures and more. I took a recent trip to the city and had the opportunity […]

Greg Aragon July 7, 2019

By Greg Aragon Los Angeles has many fascinating sights, but nothing can match the history or mystery of the La Brea Tar Pits. This area of bubbling asphalt along Wilshire Boulevard has intrigued scientists and visitors since it was discovered more than 100 years ago. As of today it is the only actively excavated Ice […]

Greg Aragon July 1, 2019

By Greg Aragon Paradise comes in many forms. Recently it came by way of a charming suite overlooking the Pacific Ocean, a secluded beach and a delicious, 40-day aged cut of prime steak. In other words, I spent a night at the historic Grande Colonial in La Jolla and dined at the property’s renowned Nine-Ten Restaurant & Bar. A […]

admin June 21, 2019

By Greg Aragon Summer is upon us and for me that means it’s time to plan a getaway to Big Bear Lake. The place is a summer paradise. From hiking, mountain biking and rope climbing in the forest, to relaxing on the lake or in a charming, rustic cabin, the alpine area has got it […]