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Donna Polizzi: El Otro Lado a Luxurious Island Getaway in Exotic Panama

As promised, magical private retreat delivers ‘different’ experience in a lush jungle setting
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Donna Polizzi: Come On In, the Water’s Wine at Alapay Cellars in Avila Beach

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Jalama Beach

Donna Polizzi: Lompoc Beckons with Its Wine Ghetto, Jalama Burgers and a Special Sauce

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Oso Flaco Lake is a great escape near Nipomo in San Luis Obispo County. (Donna Polizzi photo)

Donna Polizzi: Oso Flaco State Park Has So Much More to Offer Than Beloved Dunes

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Not only does Dorn’s serve a delicious breakfast, it has a lovely view of famed Morro Rock. (Gaby Mendoza photo)

Donna Polizzi: Morro Bay Is Rock Solid as an Enchanting Paradise and Getaway

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The historic Atascadero City Hall is eye-catching from every angle. (Donna Polizzi photo)

Donna Polizzi: Low-Key Atascadero Rich in History, Culture and Hearty Dining

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From the quaint, shaded porch to the gorgeous interior, Unwind on Vine is a great escape in Paso Robles.

Donna Polizzi: Wine, Dine and Unwind Like a Local in Paso Robles

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Every Babcock Winery & Vineyards varietal poured is well worth the taste.

Donna Polizzi: Babcock Winery & Vineyards Delivers a New Taste Thrill

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Extravagant pastries can be found throughout Solvang. If you over-indulge, you can always hike off the calories at nearby Figueroa Mountain or Nojoqui Falls.

Donna Polizzi: There’s Something for Everyone in Solvang, Including the Wine Connoisseur

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Cubanissimo Cuban Coffee House & Cafe features authentic Cuban sodas, from left, Materva, Tropi-Cola, Havana Cola, Havana Mojito, Ironbeer and Jupiña.

Donna Polizzi: Central Coast Embraces a Taste of Cuba in Orcutt

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Good times at Rancho Sisquoc Winery, one of the original wineries on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.

Donna Polizzi: Foxen Canyon Wine Trail Ready to Spread Christmas Cheer

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Brass Bear Brewing in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone features delicious chicken skewers and delectable cole slaw like you’ve never had before. Oh, and the beer is really good, too!

Donna Polizzi: Central Coast Breweries, Taprooms Offer a Lot More Than Beer

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The Dunes Center offers education about the intricacies of a sea otter skeleton and its links to California’s history.

Donna Polizzi: Sands Shift, But Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center Remains a Star Attraction

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The scallop and shrimp tower is just one of many delicious options on the menu at Mattie’s Bar & Eatery in Pismo Beach.

Donna Polizzi: Mattie’s Bar & Eatery Already a Star of Pismo Beach Restaurant Scene

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The park at Lovers Point State Marine Reserve in Pacific Grove offers some of the most best views in Monterey Bay — with a vibrant contrast of bright blue sky and turquoise water.

Donna Polizzi: Lovers Point State Marine Reserve Displays the Best of Monterey Bay

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The author, center ... and without the cowboy hat, and friends at AJ Spurs in Templeton, where the Old West is alive and well — and you’d better be hungry.

Donna Polizzi: AJ Spurs Serves Up Delicious, Hearty Food Amid Old West Atmosphere

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Is this really a campground? It is at the Santa Margarita KOA near Santa Margarita Lake in San Luis Obispo County.

Donna Polizzi: Glamping Near Santa Margarita Lake Gets You Back to Nature — in Style

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Birthday boy Tom Sumner and Tim Chew toast good times and good friends at The Bear and Star at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa in Los Olivos. The new restaurant creates delectable dishes in a beautiful setting with unsurpassed service.

Donna Polizzi: The Bear and Star Raises the Bar on Food, and Service

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Shutters on the Beach, a stunning, Craftsman-style luxury hotel at 1 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica, evokes a dreamy, bygone era of Southern California.

Donna Polizzi: Santa Monica Has All You Need for Your Heart and Your Soul

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Adelina’s Bistro, at The Monarch Club at Trilogy Monarch Dunes in Nipomo, features a fantastic menu of unique and wonderful choices in an atmosphere you just won’t want to leave.

Donna Polizzi: Monarch Club in Nipomo Will Leave You Feeling Like Royalty

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Old Edna has plenty of spots to take in the beauty of the place.

Donna Polizzi: Follow Your Map to Pattea’s Trail in Edna Valley

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A tranquil lake, or lago, is a focal point at Lago Giuseppe Winery in Templeton.

Donna Polizzi: At Lago Giuseppe Winery, the Resort Itself Is as Enchanting as Its Wine

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A key draw at Ciccio Restaurant in Yountville, in the Napa Valley, is this beautiful pizza oven that was handcrafted in Murano, Italy.

Donna Polizzi: Visit to Napa Valley Is Magical, But a Reminder of How Good We Have It Here

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The historic Gypsy Vardo is a hidden gem, usually located near the Sextant Wines Tasting Room in Edna Valley, southeast of San Luis Obispo.

Donna Polizzi: In Fertile Edna Valley, Sextant Wines Hold All Kinds of Surprises

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Cambria’s rugged, rocky coastline and dark blue water never cease to captivate locals and visitors alike.

Donna Polizzi: Exploring Cambria’s Delightful Past Will Rejuvenate Your Present

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The freshly remodeled lobby of the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott includes 555 Lounge & Bar and a wonderful great room with a beautiful fireplace and several comfortable seating areas.

Donna Polizzi: Santa Ynez Valley Marriott Is Much More Than a Hotel

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Rising to the occasion, adorable goats will go to great lengths for attention — and handouts — at Avila Valley Barn.

Donna Polizzi: Avila Valley Barn Has a Down-Home Welcome for All Ages

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Half Dome is the face of Yosemite National Park.

Donna Polizzi: Yosemite National Park Is Even More Majestic in Winter

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Riverbench Vineyard & Winery in the Santa Maria Valley is home to some of the finest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wines in Santa Barbara County.

Donna Polizzi: Riverbench Vineyard Gets Most Out of Its Grapes

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Donna Polizzi: Brecon Estate a Captivating Destination for World-Class Wines in Paso Robles

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The historic Santa Maria Inn at 801 S. Broadway opened in 1917, and has kept its charm, class and warmth for almost a century.

Donna Polizzi: Central Coast Still a Magnet for Stars and the Star-Struck

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