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Pacific Coast travel guide with vacation information for Mexico, California, Hawaii, Australia, Tahiti, Argentina, China, Japan, the Pacific Rim and much, much more. Toes in the sand, a frosty tropical cocktail in hand and a bit of soulful music as the sun slowly sets - the very essence of a Pacific vacation. Explore Pacific coastal regions around the world for the best vacation ever.

Preliminary results released today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) show a collective increase of 6 percent year-on-year for international arrivals into Asia/Pacific destinations during each of the months of October and November 2011.For the first 11 months of the year, South Asia was the star growth performer, followed by Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, and the Pacific, all of which saw tourism demand improve, albeit at different rates of growth.

Gourmet California: For sheer scale and diversity no other single state in the country beats California as a destination for the hungry traveller. The climate and terrain allow for the cultivation of more than 350 different crops, and livestock and poultry generating over $10bn a year. Add top-quality sustainable seafood and some of the finest wines on the planet and you're in gourmet heaven. In terms of air links from the UK, California is easily the most competitive American state after New York. But if you want a non-stop flight, start at Heathrow. Learn more from The Independent, a UK publication.

Mexico vacation resorts are offering fantastic vacation packages for the upcoming summer season. I recently returned from Puerto Escondido on the southern Pacific Mexico coast and never felt safer in Mexico. Visit TravelAdvisor.com and read the travel reviews for any popular Mexico resort destination. "Best vacation ever" reviews are numerous. Contact resort hotels direct for best ever longer term stays most anywhere.

Mexico Vacation News from the Washington Post: Mexico - A guide to which parts are safe to travel to, and which are dangerous. Learn that much of Mexico is considered safe for travel and tourism, including the State of Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido.

Discover California Wine Country: Take in the beauty of Paso Robles this winter and spring where warm sunny days give way to cool, crisp nights. With so many exciting events happening, visitors can enjoy premier wine and art festivals, authentic horse derbies, vintage sidecar shows, and so much more. Additionally, a multitude of events showcase this vast wine region where visitors can enjoy tastings of superb Zinfandels, Rhônes and many other varietals. The Paso Robles Wine Region is nestled in the coastal mountain range of central California mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco and just 30 minutes from the San Luis Obispo Regional Airport, Hearst Castle and Central Coast beaches. Learn more about the Paso Robles wine region from the San Francisco Chronicle.

Travel Tips

Long Term Airport Parkin Deals for Week or more: Airport hotels will oftentimes offer one, two or even 3 weeks free parking with a single night stay on departure. Call the airport hotel reception desk direct and ask for the best park & fly deal for your circumstances. You must deal direct with the airport hotel - NOT the 800 toll free reservation center. I was recently quoted $235 for 16 days in non-covered airport parking lot. I called direct to airport hotels offering parking deals and ended up with nice room for rest before flight, free airport shuttle and 16 days free parking for $139!!! Good Read: How to deal with airport strandings !!

Just is case your baggage is lost, bring a change of clothes and basic toiletries in your carry-on. Of course, make sure you have any needed medication with you as well. You should never check important medication. Even liquid medications can be brought through security.

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Find International Airport Directory with Airport Codes and TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBERS for International Airline Carriers.

Check out the Live Beach Cam from the Hotel Santa Fe, Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

Check Out the Live Beach Cam from the Cayucos Shoreline Inn, San Luis Obispo County, California.

How to find the best travel deals??

  • Hotel and air packages to popular destinations may offer the best opportunity for saving money on your vacation to popular destinations.
  • Always compare web site data base prices with a travel agency price - no one has a monopoly on the best prices! Plan your vacation as far in advance as possible and compare midweek and weekend departure prices.
  • Price morning departures and then late departures to get a feel for off-peak pricing. Price a vacation with a weekend stay-over.
  • If your schedule is flexible, try to travel during non-peak times or look for last minute deals. When you book, you can also purchase travel protection for sickness cancellation, serious vacation problems and lowest advertised price guarantees.

United States Travel Destinations
Alaska California Hawaii Oregon Washington
Mexico Travel Destinations
Acapulco Baja Cabo San Lucas Huatulco Ixtapa
Manzanillo Mazatlan Oaxaca Puerto Escondido Puerto Vallarta
Central America Travel Destinations
Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Panama
South America Travel Destinations
Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador
  Peru Uruguay Venezuela  
South Pacific Travel Destinations
American Samoa Bora Bora Fiji Moorea Palau
Samoa Solomon Islands Tahiti Tonga Vanuatu
Asia Travel Destinations
China India Japan Philippines Taiwan
  Thailand U. A. Emarites Vietnam  
         
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