Up and Away

Pop Up to Portland

By Donna / December 7, 2021 /

It’s been 2 hours- are we there yet? YES! It’s only 2-hours from the Santa Maria Public Airport to Portland Oregon. Living on the central coast of California is truly magnificent. The coastline and mountains are gorgeous and the weather stays pretty much the same year-round.  As glorious as this is, variety is necessary, so…

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Enjoy the Newest Ship to The Fleet: Enchanted Princess℠

By Donna / November 17, 2021 /

An Extraordinary New Cruise Experience Enchanted Princess℠ officially joined the Princess® fleet on September 30, 2020. Discover venues, both new and re-imagined, more al fresco dining options than ever, and exclusive MedallionClass™ experiences. Enchanted Princess℠ shares the spectacular style and luxury of their fleet and introduces new attractions all her own. Get ready for exquisite, one-of-a-kind dining…

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Where Do You Want To Go ?

By Donna / October 19, 2021 /

United Airline sets course to destinations not served by any other North American carrier in Amman, Jordan; Azores, Portugal; Bergen, Norway; Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and Tenerife, Spain United today announced the largest transatlantic expansion in its history, including 10 new flights and five new, vogue destinations – Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; Palma…

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A Weekend Getaway to Mesa, Arizona

By Donna / February 11, 2021 /

A Weekend Getaway to Mesa, Arizona Santa Maria Airport now flies directly to Mesa, Arizona. Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona and is a hotspot for families, foodies, and those interested in Native American history and culture.  Visit Mesa Grande Cultural Park Around 2,000 years ago, the Native American’s, now known as the Hohokam,…

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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 Magic of Venice Will Capture Your Heart in No Time

By Donna / May 21, 2019 /

Venice is as magical as imagined and a weekend isn’t nearly enough. Still, two days is sure to give you a lifetime of memories. Taking the train to Venice from Rome takes approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes. It’s a comfortable ride and the scenery alone is worth the scenic journey through the heart of…

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8 Reasons to go Island Hopping with Paul Gauguin Cruises

By Donna / October 20, 2018 /

From Paul Gauguin Cruises There are 118 islands in French Polynesia, each having its own distinct beauty. There are many ways to explore the different islands but if you want to make the most of your vacation, island hopping is the secret. The Gauguin ship’s dedicated crew is committed to ensuring that your experience onboard and throughout French…

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Bucket List: Things To Do In Arizona

By Donna / September 21, 2018 /

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…

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Catalina Island Oddities That Leave Us Wondering Why

By Donna / September 18, 2018 /

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…

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Catalina Island is a Trip

By Donna / September 18, 2018 /

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 beauty and good…

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