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A Winter Weekend in Big Sur

A Winter Weekend in Big Sur December 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
After author and poet Henry Miller came to Big Sur in 1940, he wrote of his fear that Big Sur’s magic could only fade as more people came to visit this magical, mysterious place where mountains meet sea in a symphony of natural wonder. In many ways, Miller was right, particularly as the crush of summer...

Best Cafes in the Monterey Bay

Best Cafes in the Monterey Bay December 16, 2011 | Food | Read More
Where should you go when you need a cup o’ joe in the Monterey Bay? Before you default to Starbucks, check out these local brewing companies for your morning jolt. 1. Verve Coffee, Santa Cruz and Capitola: This artisan roasting company recently opened a new location on Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz,...

Girls Night Out in Santa Cruz

Girls Night Out in Santa Cruz November 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Grab your girls, it’s time to tear up the town in Santa Cruz! This city is the perfect destination for any group of friends looking to get out of the Bay Area, or simply see the Central Coast after dark, for a night. Start off with cocktails at the Crow’s Nest. This local favorite sits right at the...

The Top 5 Fine Dining Restaurants in the Monterey Bay

The Top 5 Fine Dining Restaurants in the Monterey Bay November 29, 2011 | Food | Read More
The Monterey Bay is bursting with fine dining restaurants that’ll make you feel like the VIP you really are. One of the major perks of living in a wine producing region is that many vintages at these renowned restaurants are from locally grown grapes and vintners. Check out this list of the top 5 fine...

The Best Cheap Eats in Santa Cruz

The Best Cheap Eats in Santa Cruz November 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
Tuesday couldn’t be a more fitting day to write about cheap eats in Santa Cruz, home to cash-strapped college students, traveling miscreants, and budget-conscious travelers alike. Here’s a run down of where you can find knock out meals for just a few bucks. El Palomar Taco Bar, Santa Cruz:...

The Best Museums for Kids

The Best Museums for Kids November 17, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Though few and far between, there are two stand out museums on the Central Coast perfect for you little ones. The Monterey County Youth Museum, Monterey: MY Museum is teeming with exhibits aimed at getting your children playing, exploring, learning, and having fun. Every activity, from the Go-Fore Golf...

Top 5 Sushi Restaurants

Top 5 Sushi Restaurants November 1, 2011 | Food | Read More
If you’d rather hear “Irasshaimase!” when you walk into a restaurant than “Good evening,” than you’ve come to the right post. Here’s a run down of the Top 5 Sushi Restaurants in the Monterey Bay Area, in no particular order. 1. Sushi By the Bay, Monterey. Located...

Five Places to Propose on the Central Coast

Five Places to Propose on the Central Coast October 31, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Lovers are always welcome on the Central Coast. The place practically begs for romance. Here are the top 5 places to propose, in no particular order. If you’ve got a suggestion for another locale that’s perfect for proposals, or a story about how you popped the big question in Santa Cruz,...

What to Pack for A Central Coast Winter

What to Pack for A Central Coast Winter October 31, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
When it comes to winter weather around the Monterey Bay, there’s usually one word that sums it up: wet. December, January, and February are when we see the most precipitation, but meteorologists expect January and February to be particularly wet this winter. A surfer shreds the winter waves during...

Restaurant Reborn in Santa Cruz (Courtesy of the Food Network)

Restaurant Reborn in Santa Cruz (Courtesy of the Food Network) October 13, 2011 | Food | Read More
Santa Cruzans witnessed something rare in town: A television crew filming an episode for Kitchen: Impossible, a Food Network show that takes troubled restaurants and completely remodels them–from menu to service to interior design–in 48 hours. A cameraman films diners at the newly remodeled...
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