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A California destination resort that offers natural beauty, calm and gourmet cuisine can often be hard to find, one free of screaming kids and badly-dressed adults. But we found one in Paso Robles at Allegretto Vineyard Resort and Spa, a peaceful European-inspired refuge that recalls a true Mediterranean escape with lush, rolling hills and Central Coast skies. This is an inspiring place that presents itself as unique to every guest as it offers all and whatever one seeks. Allegretto is as Tuscan as it gets: 20 acres of vineyards and orchards, an oasis devoted to a rich tapestry of food, culture and endless beauty. We entered a lushly-landscaped courtyard .... [continue]



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www.travelbyentree.com is a blog by the peripatetic editors of ENTREE Travel Newsletter (www.entreenews.com), one of the country’s most respected sources of travel news for the discriminating globe-trotter. The blog celebrates the joy (and sometimes the pain) of travel. We pride ourselves on our careful research. We sleep in the beds and eat the food we report on. We cannot be bought. We are family-owned and we expect excellence when we travel. We will not tolerate poor service or mediocre treatment. Please follow us and write with your memorable travel experiences, good and bad.

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