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The Santa Cruz Wine Experience

02 | 25 | 2019

When I’d mentioned to family and friends that I would be taking a wine tour with The Santa Cruz Experience on a weekend when Santa Cruz faced yet another heavy rain, everyone said the same thing, “That’s a perfect way to spend a rainy day!” Indeed.

World and Wilderness Youth Leadership Development

02 | 22 | 2019

World and Wilderness Youth Leadership Development is a growing program that offers guided adventures in some of California’s most natural places. WYLD offers programming for teen-aged youth as well, from monthly…

Mountain Parks Foundation & two State Parks

02 | 21 | 2019

Much of the foundation’s funding goes to support public interpretive programs put on by State Parks staff, such as hosting field trips for school kids, holding ranger-led campfires, and offering naturalist-guided family backpacking trips each summer.

That’s My Park: Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks

01 | 13 | 2019

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks is a local non-profit that supports 32 California State Parks from Watsonville to Half Moon Bay. Founded in 1976 as the Monterey Bay Natural History Museum, the organization has evolved…

Local Gifts & Souvenirs at SCM Clothing

12 | 14 | 2018

Looking for some locally made gifts for the holidays? Visit SCM Clothing in Ben Lomond for artisan jewelry, clothing, stickers and much much more! Located next to the gas station across from Coffee 9.

Tripping out at the Mystery Spot

11 | 02 | 2018

Perception is reality, but at the Mystery Spot, everything seems unreal. One minute the person next to you is shorter, and the next they’ve grown taller––balls roll uphill, and chairs stand on walls.

Bigfooting––Science on the fringe?

10 | 24 | 2018

I couldn’t wait to get the story about Mike and about Bigfoot. I wanted to know so many things. So who or what is it with this guy Bigfoot? Did a gorilla mate with a giant? Why is he so elusive, being as big as he is?

Fall Wine Tasting in Watsonville

10 | 05 | 2018

Bicycling between the wineries is encouraged and easy. Don’t be fooled by the locations. Wargin Wines and Integrity Wines are fun, personable, professional and a great way to see how the wine business works up close.

Hakone Gardens – Tranquility in the City

09 | 22 | 2018

On the edge of Silicon Valley, nestled among state and county parks in Saratoga, lies Hakone Gardens the oldest Japanese estate and gardens in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy a tranquil journey to ancient Japan’s storied past through…