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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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This Island Girl has a Story to Tell

By Donna / September 18, 2018 /

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 owner of the…

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5 Breathtaking Destinations You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

By Donna / July 26, 2018 /

Pleasant Holidays is one of the largest tour operators in the U.S., offering vacation packages, flights, hotels, cruises, car rentals, travel protection and related travel services to destinations across the globe. CO. CAVAN It’s said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten. The Irish landscape has a mythic resonance, the country’s history is almost tangible,…

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Santa Monica Here We Come!

By Donna / July 20, 2018 /

The Central Coast has so much to do and offers so many opportunities that living here is undeniably one of the best regions in the world for charming small towns and endless entertainment while enjoying the surreal natural beauty.   On occasion, it’s fun to take off to the hustle and bustle of a big city.  L.A.…

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