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Travel: 37 Hours In San Francisco, CA

September 22, 2016

FRIDAY 7:15 AM Ok, this is definitely not San Francisco. I just woke up from a deep sleep in a bare white room that seems to stretch on for infinity. Did I die? There’s nothing else here. Any sound I make seems to echo on for eternity. Something very strange is going on here. I’ve never…

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Travel: 37 Hours In Carlsbad, CA

June 28, 2016

By Nick Banning, Travel Correspondent FRIDAY 6:00 PM I’ve just arrived in Carlsbad after a breezy drive down the I-5.  I enter the Cape Rey Carlsbad (1 Ponto Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011) to find a gorgeous craftsman-inspired hotel with a pool and free breakfast. I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend in this resort city! 8:30 PM…

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Travel: 37 Hours in Paso Robles, CA

May 8, 2016

by Nick Banning, travel correspondent FRIDAY 7:15 AM Ah! I’ve just arrived in Paso Robles and I can’t wait to see the local sights. I have a jam-packed schedule ahead of me, so I do a quick check in at my hotel and I’m off to hit the town! 9:05 AM I begin my weekend…

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Travel: 37 Hours In Fresno, CA

February 28, 2016

By Nick Banning, Travel Correspondent FRIDAY 3:30 PM I’ve just arrived in Fresno. I check in at the Picadilly Inn Shaw (2305 West Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA 93711), a quaint spot with a pool and 9-hole putting green. In the lobby, I’m met by a local named Brett who asks if I want to buy some…

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