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Top Cities to Visit for Nature Enthusiasts

By Donna / December 31, 2019 /

These urban destinations are the perfect vacation spot for anyone wanting to combine  a city break, with outdoor adventure.  Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver caters to every type of adventurer. From thrill-seekers, to those that prefer a quiet hike or wellness getaway, this metropolis has endless things to do for everyone. Look in any direction in…

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The Best of Slow Living on the Central Coast

By Donna / June 26, 2019 /

There’s a lot to love about the Central Coast, from its lush natural scenery to its vibrant culture. Unlike other metropolises, it isn’t as fast-paced or hectic, allowing its residents to take a breather whenever they want to. It’s no surprise that this part of sunny California has been attracting new residents from all over the…

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Raving About Riverbench, Santa Maria Valley, CA

By Donna / March 2, 2018 /

By Donna Polizzi My lot in life is to seek and discover the best places to wine, dine, explore and more for Keys2theCoast.  The Santa Maria Valley is definitely a Keys2theCoast favorite.  Have you ever walked into a place and immediately thought “Ohhh, I’m so glad I came here?” Riverbench is that kind of place.…

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Olive Oil Roundup, San Luis Obispo County, CA

By Donna / March 2, 2018 /

By Donna Polizzi Olio Nuevo Ranch in Paso Robles is one of the finest tasting room and olive groves to visit, especially if you would like to learn the proper way to “taste” olive oil. Many find it interesting to know that there is a right and wrong way to do an olive oil tasting…

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A Monterey County Discovery: Scheid Family Wines’ District 7

By Donna / February 20, 2018 /

By Cindy Rynning- Guest Blogger One of my favorite endeavors is to discover a wine that’s new to me. Whether it’s from an off-the-beaten-track region, a winery of which I’m not familiar, or a varietal that I haven’t fully explored, the first taste is always an adventure. And recently, I had more than a few memorable…

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Off the Grid in Cambria, California

By Donna / February 20, 2018 /

Guest Blogger-Cindy Rynning Thirty miles west of Paso Robles, on the Central Coast of California, lies the charming resort town of Cambria where ocean sunsets, eclectic shops, terrific restaurants, and comfortable inns are waiting for you.  Prior to this summer’s Wine Blogger’s Conference in Santa Barbara, I spent two days in Cambria with my daughter, Stephanie, who is a resident.  My…

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Head on over to Monarch Butterfly Grove!

By Donna / February 13, 2018 /

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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Bob Jones Trail in Avila Beach, CA

By Donna / January 30, 2018 /

By Donna Polizzi Where on the California Central Coast is the best place to hike, bike or take a stroll in the beautiful San Luis Obispo County?  The well-known and well-traveled Bob Jones Trail is most certainly a contender.  The Bob Jones is paved and it takes you on a visually delightful journey from the…

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Madonna Inn Lights Up the Coast with Holiday Cheer in San Luis Obispo, CA

By Donna / December 27, 2017 /

Christmas time at the Madonna Inn Resort and Spa is magical. Entering this lovely resort is like stepping onto a movie set, specifically designed to immerse guests in the holiday spirit. Year round, the Madonna Inn is a delightful place to wine, dine and explore. The imagination that went into the design of each private…

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I Love the Danish in Solvang, Ca

By Donna / November 10, 2017 /

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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