Posts by Donna

Jalama Beach – Lompoc, CA

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Ocean Vistas, Wine, and Special Sauce, Oh My! Lompoc is one of the Central Coast’s forgotten cities.  Many of the locals know it as a place to go wine tasting and skydiving, but little do people know that it’s one of the best places to watch a sunset, hike trails along the coast and is…

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Like the Irish with Montecito Village Travel


St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin From Montecito Village Travel In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all week long. Enjoy a weekend of festivities, including parades, live entertainment, street performers, food vendors, musicians, live marching bands and of course, a lot of Guinness. In Dublin, there will be no shortage of fake orange beards and…

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Head on over to Monarch Butterfly Grove!

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At North Beach located off of Highway 1 in Pismo Beach. High season goes from November through February and highlights the millions of monarch butterflies that make their way to this area each year. Click on the video below for more information.  Thank you to our sponsor:  Home Motors!

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Historic Masatani Market in Guadalupe, Ca

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Pacific Coast Highway, CA Hwy 1, runs right through downtown Guadalupe, CA  in Santa Barbara County. The downtown area makes you feel like you’re going back in time. Guadalupe was established in 1840 and incorporated on August 3, 1946.  The small city is home to only 7100 residents.  It is a well-known destination for fantastic…

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I Love the Danish in Solvang, Ca

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By Donna Polizzi One of the most charming areas on the California Central Coast is the little Danish town of Solvang. Located roughly two hours north of Los Angeles, and 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara, situated in the heart of the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Solvang is home to some of the world’s most…

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Cheers to Lompoc, Ca and Babcock Winery

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While wine tasting with a group of friends recently, on a beautiful day in the Funk Zone at the Santa Barbara Wine Collective, I discovered a new favorite. The Santa Barbara Wine Collective is a fun place with a great deli that offers wines and wine tasting from a variety of local sources including some…

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The worlds safest beach – Carpinteria, CA

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Described as the last best place on earth, or the last best stretch of undeveloped coastline in California, or the world’s safest beach, one thing all can agree on,  is there are few small beach towns, on either coast, as quaint as the town of Carpinteria. This little jewel in California’s crown, is only four…

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Carhartt Tasting Room Los Olivos, Ca

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They say great things come in small packages and the Carhartt Tasting Room. Located at 2990A Grand Ave., in Los Olivos, is the smallest tasting room that most of us have ever seen. Los Olivos, in the Santa Ynez Valley, is home to over 50 tasting rooms, within a two square block area. It is…

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CAVA Restaurant and Bar – Montecito, CA

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Montecito’s CAVA Restaurant and Bar are famous for a large tequila selection, specialty drinks, chips and “as fresh as it gets” guacamole. Cava is located at 1212 Coast Village Road in Montecito and has been a local’s favorite spot to enjoy Mexican food, since 1997. Have you ever tried a Mexican Burro?  It’s very similar…

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