Category Archives: On Vacation

Learn about visiting Ventura’s sister city – Loreto, Mexico

Loreto was the first Spanish settlement on the Baja California Peninsula.

For the first time since former Ventura Mayor Cheryl Heitmann officially exchanged keys to the city with Loreto, Mexico, in 2015, the Ventura/Loreto Sister City Committee is inviting Venturans to travel with them to explore their sister city.

Planning is underway for biannual visits to Loreto including hotel and non-stop flights from LAX. These trips are meant to promote and strengthen the sister city relationship between the cities, and the cost of the trip includes a donation to support the Ventura/Loreto Sister City Committee whose objectives include collaboration on tourism, culture, education, environment, and business initiatives.

Loreto is a small city of approximately 17,000 people that sits on the east coast of Baja California, facing the Sea of Cortez. It was the first Spanish settlement on the Baja California Peninsula and is the starting point for the historic El Camino Real corridor that follows north along the ancient route of the Spanish missions.

Isla Coronado, Loreto

Loreto is also home to Loreto Bay National Park where Coronado, Del Carmen, Danzante, Montserrat and Santa Catalina Islands are home to over 800 species of marine life. With breathtaking cliffs, spectacular beaches and dramatic rock formations, these islands are a perfect landscape for the ecologically-minded or those who delight in a vast array of marine life.

For more information, visit Trip inquiries should be directed to Stephen Joyce with Ventura Travel Professionals at 805-218-1962.

For more information on, or to join the Ventura/Loreto Sister City Committee contact Fiorella Calderoni at [email protected] or visit

Vol. 9, No. 14 – April 13 – April 26, 2016 – On Vacation

While on vacation all of these Breeze readers were sure to take the paper with them to read all of the local news.


on vacation MooreBryan, Christine, Carter and Sedona Moore enjoying  Tahiti. Hilton Moorea Lagoon and Spa. Moorea is one of the islands of Tahiti. We stayed in an overwater bungalow and had black tip reef sharks swimming below our bungalow. Most amazing.



on vacation McMillianLinda McMillan with grandchildren Teagan 10  Jack 8 in Bechtel, CT with Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum born in Bechtel 1810





on vacation SorionoSORIANO David Soriano enjoying the Breeze in Palawan, Philippines. This was his first visit to the Philippines. He traveled with his two daughters and his nephew.




on vacation LangSuzanne Lang in the Turks and Caicos diving with the fishes/sharks/turtles/barracudas etc.

on vacation CodyCody on vacation with mom Dominique at “Talk Like a Pirate Day” in St Augustine Florida with an unknown pirate