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Bucket List: Things To Do In Arizona


BUCKET LIST: THINGS TO DO IN ARIZONA Whether you are looking to go on an adventure with a bunch of your closest friends, a fun family trip with your children, or a laid back and relaxing vacation by yourself, Arizona is always guaranteed to have something for everyone.Whether you are looking to go on an…

Catalina Island Oddities That Leave Us Wondering Why


Catalina Island is full of interesting things to do, places to go, fascinating stories and intriguing mysteries. Did you know that the island’s bird park doesn’t have any birds? It’s true. When the bird park opened in 1929 it was a popular tourist attraction and held roughly 8000 birds. Island owners, Ada and William Wrigley…

Catalina Island is a Trip Offering Some Fascinating Oddities


By Donna Polizzi Catalina Island in my opinion is a heavenly place and we are going to tell you the best places to visit so your quick getaway feels like a full week vacation. There are so many choices depending on what “kind” of trip you want. I needed a relaxing experience to enjoy natural…

This Island Girl has a Story to Tell


By Donna Polizzi Santa Catalina Island has been a home to many people for at least 8000 years. The first European settlers came in 1542 and contacted the Native American tribe called the Pimungans. In 1846, the Island was awarded to Thomas Robbins as a Mexican land grant. In 1919 William Wrigley Jr. became the…

Catalina Island is for Foodies


By Donna Polizzi Enjoying Catalina Island with a glass of wine while watching the boats from the Bluewater Grill. If you enjoy good food Catalina Food Tours offers a fantastic three-hour tour of different foodie locations in downtown Avalon. In just a mere three hours we visited 5 different places and we tried so many…

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Ritz-Carlton Bacara – Seaside Luxury in Santa Barbara


Are you up for an adventure on the California Coast?  If you want to stay at the best beach property on the Central Coast, the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara is a truly magnificent property that will not disappoint. Herve Humler, co-founder of the Ritz-Carlton, has built a premier brand of over 100 hotels, providing…

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Atari Ya – Top Spot for Japanese Food in Wine Country

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By Pam Adkisson I have had the pleasure of visiting Japan twice in my lifetime, but long before I ever went, I had the sense that this Japanese Restaurant captured the essence of Japanese culture and flavors. And I was right! Now in their 34th year on the Central Coast, Atari Ya Restaurant is hailed…

The Locked Inn- Live Escape Room in Grover Beach


Clue number one: it’s not what it seems! Have you ever wanted to be trapped in a room and allowed 60 minutes to figure out how to get out? No? Well, after you visit The Locked Inn in Grover Beach, you may feel differently. The Innkeepers and owners, Jessica and David Sawyers, have brought an…