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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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Dazzling Flavors in the “American Rivera”

Pit stop! The first leg of our road trip to sunny Santa Barbara began with saucy ribs and blue cheese tri tip salad from Salinas…

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Sunflowers and Smiles at California Spring Trials

If you've never been to a flowers trade show before, I highly encourage it. Beyond the obvious loveliness of the plants on display, I'm always…

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Hawaiian Vibes at Hula’s Island Grill

I was hangry; you know the feeling. After mysteriously waiting half an hour to receive our appetizer from a popular ocean-view restaurant, though we were…

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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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Barbareño – Flavor Stories of Santa Barbara

When the mild California winter finally breaks around Easter, and the sun warms our faces on afternoon walks, we emerge from our cooped up tiny…

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Pineapple Carnitas at Cult Taco in Monterey

“California cuisine through a Oaxacan lens.” – Chef Michelle Estigoy Welcome to Cult Taco in historic downtown Monterey, California! Please step up to the touchscreen…

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3 Places to Hydrate in Morgan Hill

Welcome to Morgan Hill, California, the rapidly expanding south valley city that started as a bedroom community for Silicon Valley, but is quickly asserting itself…

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18th Barrel, Beer & Wine Tasting Room

Taste the best of both barrels. – 18th Barrel Tasting Room Bye bye Napa Valley, hello Central Coast. The fertile soil between San Jose and…

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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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Fine Dining in Yosemite National Park

Venturing to Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of east-central California is an all-day event, well-worth the drive from the Central Coast. We…