Articles Tagged With ‘Travel’




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Greek Island of Chios celebrates Easter with rockets, no bunnies.

The Greek island Chios celebrates Easter, not with eggs and bunnies but with rockets lot’s of them.  A nighttime rocket war breaks out between two rival churches in the village of Vrontados in a attempt to ring the bell in... (Continue reading)

New York Times spotlights Pismo Beach

“This breezy, easygoing city on the central coast midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is a throwback to endless summers gone by, a time when you could drive on the beach, build a fire in the sand and camp... (Continue reading)

New daily flight added between SLO and Los Angeles

United Airlines will offer a sixth daily flight between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles International Airport starting April 6. [Tribune] The new flight is scheduled to arrive in San Luis Obispo at 1:59 p.m. from Los Angeles, with a... (Continue reading)

Discovering Hearst Castle at your own pace

By DAVID CONGALTON Last Friday afternoon, I was part of the first group to participate in Hearst Castle’s new self-guided Gardens and Vistas Tour, arguably the most dramatic change in visitor policy since the castle first opened to the public... (Continue reading)

Chronicle discovers Paso Robles

Last Sunday’s Chronicle features a nice travel tip of the hat to Paso Robles, a place the paper calls “Wine country with a rural feel.” [San Francisco Chronicle] “Twenty-five years ago, Paso Robles was cowboy country. Now there are more... (Continue reading)

Hearst Castle to introduce self-guided tour

Hearst Castle officials have announced a new self-guided tour of castle grounds, designed to allow visitors to explore the estate’s fabled gardens and Neptune Pool at their own pace. Starting in mid-March, special sunset tours will be introduced on Friday... (Continue reading)

Dispatches: I left my heart

BY DAVID CONGALTON I write this from San Francisco, and you should be envious.  Most people I know hate LA, but no one says a discouraging word about the City by the Bay. San Francisco is truly one of the... (Continue reading)

Sand, sun, bailout bucks for Heritage Oaks Bank officials

By DANIEL BLACKBURN If members of Heritage Oaks Bank’s board of directors and high ranking officials must kill a little time waiting for the U.S. government to deliver their allotment of $21 million in taxpayer bailout money, they might as well... (Continue reading)



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