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Kayaking Through Jellyfish at the Elkhorn Slough

The Monday of Labor Day weekend seemed like a great time to rent kayaks with my favorite people and glide through the salty waters of…

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Exploring the Danish Village of Solvang

Whenever we road trip to Santa Barbara for a long weekend, it's customary for us to stop at Solvang along the way - "A little…

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Peacocks and Pit Stops at Casa De Fruta

Anyone roadtripping from the south valley along Pacheco Pass toward I-5 has stopped at Casa de Fruta, the farm stand-turned oasis hidden among the rolling…

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Cruising the Mexican Riviera Aboard Norwegian

Surfing through cruise deals online one day in March, we stumbled across an amazing early bird offer from Norwegian Cruise Line – four tickets for…

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Guide to Mexican Riviera Cruise Excursions

Look at us – so happy, so sun-kissed. Planning our holiday cruise nine months in advance, we had plenty of time to research and pre-book…

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Homeroom Mac + Cheese in Oakland

Some of the best restaurants begin with the simplest of dreams and menus, wouldn’t you agree? Such is the case for Homeroom Mac + Cheese…

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Mt. Hermon Christian Retreat Center

Situated among the ancient redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains, Mount Hermon has served as a peaceful retreat for more than 100 years. Anyone and…

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Take the Jelly Belly Factory Tour

Welcome to the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield, California! On this self-guided tour, you’ll learn all about Jelly Belly’s four-generation candy-making history, the company’s love…

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Tricycle Pizza’s Food Truck Journey

Wood-fired oven inside the original food truck that started it all. Of all the food truck meals I’ve eaten in my life (countless, I assure…

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Sunny Family Fun At Boomers!

One thing I love about California is that so much of our entertainment is outdoors, thanks to the perpetually sunny weather. I’ve seen entertainment complexes…

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Ostrich Land – Wild Muppet Dinosaurs

I still can’t believe we found this place. On my way to Santa Barbara with Brandon and my brother Josh, we planned to stop by…

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A day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Watch these sea nettle jellies float around in live action, here on the Monterey Bay Aquarium website! Mesmerizing, isn’t it? Growing up in California, I…