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Press Release 2019

Celebrating 4 Years Highlighting Central Coast Recreational Assets

For Immediate Release
Contact: E'Ana Bordon

Orcutt, Ca –, the travel resource designed to recommend the best places to wine, dine, explore and more on the Central Coast, is celebrating its 4th year highlighting California’s Central Coast and its wide variety of recreational assets.

The company has grown into a powerhouse media company with hundreds of thousands of fans and followers between their website, Travel & Lifestyle columns, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube platforms.    

“It has gone so fast that I can hardly believe we are entering our 4th year”, says Keys2TheCoast (K2TC) founder and CEO, Donna Polizzi. “what makes this journey so remarkable is how many new strategic arteries we’ve travelled down on our way to creating what we consider to be a premier recreational resource for tourists worldwide as well as locals.”

Today, Keys2thecoast is looked to as an ideal platform for local companies, nonprofits and other entities interested in reaching unconventional audiences. “What we believe really continues setting us apart is the fact that no one can pay us to recommended them on Our opinions and our recommendations are genuinely born out of an authentic experience”, says Ms. Polizzi.

“I can’t wait to see where we take this enterprise over the next 4 years…if the last 4 years are any indication of the next 4, the sky is the limit. One of the things we’re most excited about is our expansion into offering travel packages, in partnership with Montecito Village travel. On May 2nd, Keys organized a spectacular 11-day European Cruise for 50 people…with 9 stops in Italy, France, and Spain.”

Custom high-value international travel packages was a logical next step for Keys’ business model. Followers can expect more including two that are currently being planned for Alaska and the Galapagos Islands.


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Press Release 2017 Celebrates 2 Years of Promoting Places to Wine, Dine, Explore and More.

March 26, 2017
For Immediate Release
Tonya Williams

Orcutt, Ca – Today marks the second anniversary of, the dynamic web-based platform that supports places to wine, dine, explore and more on the Central Coast. “This has been the most incredible two years of my life, it’s hard to get my head around how far we have come and how fast,” says Keys founder and president Donna Polizzi.

Donna Polizzi, and Tonya Williams, the two principals, have been residents of the Central Coast for decades with over 30 years of combined experience in marketing, consulting, photography, video production, and travel.

“Keys 2 The Coast targets tourists interested in visiting the Central Coast as well as locals who want to know more about the many local treasures throughout the Central Coast…and in the process has become an exciting economic vitality concept for our local economy”, says Joe Armendariz, executive director of the Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association. “I applaud any private venture that aims to unleash the animal spirits of our local economy while generating the revenues to fund our essential programs and services including police, fire, roads, and parks.”

The brainchild of Donna Polizzi, a30 year media relations entrepreneur, she sees continued growth and success going forward. “We are confident Keys will continue to forge a path toward becoming the premier local travel destination advocate on the Central Coast…and we will accomplish this via an aggressive marketing strategy through regularly placed regional columns including, Santa Maria Times; Lompoc Record; Atascadero Daily News; Paso Daily News; and we also recently expanded our media footprint to 10 additional newspapers in the San Gabriel Valley, which we are ecstatic about.” Expands Media

March 22, 2017
For Immediate Release
Tonya Williams

Orcutt, Ca – On the eve of its second anniversary,, the travel resource designed to help people pick the best places to wine, dine, explore and more on the Central Coast, has expanded its media footprint into the coveted Los Angeles market.

“With this new strategic relationship with Beacon Media News, we’ve grown our media profile by over 200 percent”, says (K2TC) founder and CEO, Donna Polizzi. “This new relationship with Beacon satisfies a primary objective of the business which is to promote Central Coast destinations to a thriving, lucrative, and geographically desirable travel market.”

“We’ve always understood the uniqueness of our business model,” says K2TC director of online operations Tonya Williams. “Particularly as this relates other local visitor-serving entities.”

“What we believe sets us apart is the drilling down into specific locations that truly shine and stand out…places like Olde Port Inn, DaouWinery,

Sculptera Winery, the Santa Maria Inn just to name a few”, says Ms. Polizzi.

“This new partnership with Beacon Media News is a tremendous boost to K2TC”, according to Donna Polizzi. “And we are looking forward to working with their talented team to publish our content for maximum impact.”

“Beacon Media News looks forward to publishing content about exciting new places our readers can visit while cruising the coast.” – Amelia Lucero, Managing Editor

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Beacon Media Additional Publications: Temple City Tribune, Sierra Madre Weekly, Azusa Beacon, Duarte Dispatch, El Monte Examiner, Rosemead Reader, San Gabriel Sun, West Covina Press, Pasadena Press, Monterey Press, Glendale Independent, Burbank Independent, Baldwin Park Press, Alhambra Press, Belmont Beacon, Simi Valley Press, Ontario News-Press, Corona News-Press, San Bernardino Press, Riverside Independent, Anaheim Press. Announces 2017 Top Pick for Best Places to Wine, Dine, Explore and More…

February 13, 2017
For Immediate Release
Tonya Williams

Orcutt, Ca –The Olde Port Inn, in Avila Beach, has been selected as the 2017 top pick for best places to wine, dine, explore and more…

Business partners Donna Polizzi and Tonya Williams have had several opportunities to wine, dine and entertain friends and clients at the Olde Port Inn. “It never disappoints”, says Donna Polizzi, founder, and President. “The food is terrific, the service is exceptional, and the views are nearly incomparable.”

Owned by David and Roxandra Whitestein, The Olde Port Inn prides itself and is known for top quality food and an unbeatable and visually stunning atmosphere. “Our relentless commitment to delicious food with an assortment of many unique dishes that cater to many appetites is what we pride ourselves on”, says Olde Port Inn co-owner David Whitenstein. For David and I, this is not just our livelihood, it is a labor of love,” says the wife and co-owner Roxandra. is thrilled to recognize this unique Central Coast gem as the sites 2017 top pick. The staff is friendly and professional, they are available if you need them, but are never intrusive, and we’d, of course, be remiss if we didn’t say they have the best deep dish crème brûlée on the California coast.

“One thing they especially pride themselves on is preparing delicious food using only fresh local produce and seafood”, says Ms. Polizzi. “If you are interested in an overall fabulous experience, whether lunch with a friend, entertaining clients or a romantic dinner, consider The Olde Port Inn, we promise you won’t be disappointed.”

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