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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…

Mountain Winery

09 | 11 | 2018

‘The vineyard in the sky’ is so much more than a beautiful place to enjoy a glass of wine. With stunning panoramic views of the coastal mountains, it is a fantastic place to say ‘I do,’ and celebrate the cherished milestones of life…

The Majesty of Filoli

09 | 04 | 2018

Enjoy a visit to Filoli and spend a day stepping back in time, enjoying tea in the shadow of those who came before. Lose yourself in nature and the gardens taking pleasure where past passions continue to bloom into a beautiful present at one of the most unique properties in California, if not the world.

The Cats – Perfect, notorious BBQ

07 | 31 | 2018

But forget the BBQ for a minute, I had no idea how delicious the history here proved to be. A one-time stop for stagecoaches, the Cats Roadhouse had also served as a weigh station for lumber wagons. Along with the introduction of paved roads, its history took a turn to the notorious during the 1920s…

Reopening of iconic Brookdale Lodge

06 | 23 | 2018

It seems Brookdale Lodge has not only bridged its own life and death, but transcends dimensions too. Nestled in the enchanting redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the San Lorenzo Valley, the former getaway of Hollywood…

Craft Beer Exploding In Santa Cruz

04 | 29 | 2018

If you like a tasty brew, you will enjoy exploring the craft beer taprooms in Santa Cruz County. There are some sixteen craft breweries and fifteen taprooms and counting in the county where you can enjoy flavorful, refreshing brews.

Adventures in Felton

04 | 28 | 2018

Nestled in San Lorenzo Valley in the Santa Cruz Mountains is the quaint, historic town of Felton with a population just over 4,000. Things to do and see include 80 miles of hiking trails at a nearby state park, a restored 1892 covered bridge, and rides on a…

Bottle Jack Winery Tasting Experience

04 | 27 | 2018

Nestled in the hills of the Santa Cruz Mountains sits an unassuming little winery, named Bottle Jack. Before you go, check the events listings on their website for a full listing of dates, they are typically open for wine tasting on the third weekend of each month.

Cuisine With A Long History

04 | 26 | 2018

Within the redwoods are several restaurants with histories as interesting as the ancient trees. These eateries serve up some amazing cuisine that fits perfectly with the atmosphere. Each with their own distinct history and stories that go back many decades.