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A road trip of sun, surf, suds – and Sasquatch – in Santa Cruz

Jun 28, 2013
A road trip of sun, surf, suds – and Sasquatch – in Santa Cruz

So many things to so many people, Santa Cruz is one of those idyllic coastal cities you daydream about inhabiting; not living there so much as melding into the vibe. The only problem, as folk singer Todd Snider lamented in a ditty I heard on local radio station KPIG, “I don’t make enough to...

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Girls on the Grid
Escape to Bodega Bay this Weekend

Jun 20, 2013
Escape to Bodega Bay this Weekend

By Kellie Edson Bodega Bay is one of my and my husband’s favorite day trips from Sacramento, and we try to get down there whenever we can manage it. (And with a husband who works for Amtrak, those trips have been harder to plan lately.) It helps that he went to Sonoma State and...

Cavegrrl
Weekend travel: The Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel

Jun 17, 2013
Weekend travel: The Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel

Remember a few weekends ago when Sacramento felt hotter than Christie Brinkley in the Uptown Girl video? (Here’s a link for the children in the audience). Well, Andy and I were able to escape the brutality (before melting) on a little getaway in Carmel, kindly hosted by the Hofsas House Hotel. It happened to...

In Search of the Finer Things
Big Sur: Check!

Big Sur: Check!

One thing I love about living in California is the repeated experience of discovering something new and wondering: "How have I lived in this state my whole life and never been here before?!" Such was the case in Big Sur.We drove up from Southern Califo...

Cavegrrl
A Monterey Getaway: Visiting the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

Mar 26, 2013
A Monterey Getaway: Visiting the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

Last weekend, Andy and I joined a group of other travel journalists on a media tour of the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa. Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa (which underwent a $65-million renovation in 2009), features 550 guestrooms (32 suites), a President’s house, TusCA Ristorante, Knuckles Sports Bar, Lounge, fitness facility, tennis courts,...

The Fun Junkie
Travel stops: Pippi’s Longstockings in Fort Bragg

Jan 3, 2013
Travel stops: Pippi’s Longstockings in Fort Bragg

Sock it to me!Pippi's LongstockingsFort Bragg, CAI never thought I'd be desperately shopping for socks during the summertime until I arrived in Fort Bragg, forgetting that beach areas can drop to nipple-protruding temperatures once the sun goes down.Pi...

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Girls on the Grid
Weekend getaway at the beach: 48 Hours in Santa Cruz

Dec 6, 2012
Weekend getaway at the beach: 48 Hours in Santa Cruz

By Alanna Bradley I have always loved Santa Cruz – the beaches, the town, the laid-back vibe. The place is a perfect wind-down for those of us that are well, wound a little too tightly. I even entertained going to college there, but the pass/fail grade system was too much for me…my neurosis required...

Girls on the Grid
24 hours in Pigeon Point

Jul 9, 2012
24 hours in Pigeon Point

By Kellie Edson I really wish I could take a beach daycation every single week. Considering Sacramento is mere hours away from some really beautiful beaches…it wouldn’t be that hard.  It’s the whole ‘can’t afford to take a day off work every week’ thing. Still when you have the time, it’s one of the...

Fun Tour Guru
Point Pinos Lighthouse, Monterey CA – Leap Day Travel Tip

Feb 29, 2012
Point Pinos Lighthouse, Monterey CA – Leap Day Travel Tip

February 29, 2012 Today’s travel tip is remember to drive around the entire Monterey and Pacific Grove coastline next to the Monterey Bay on your way to Carmel.  You never know what type of weather you may encounter – sun, fog, rain - it wil...

Things You Should Do
Perfect Weekend – Pebble Beach, California

May 8, 2010
Perfect Weekend – Pebble Beach, California

Pebble Beach & Carmel Weekend Getaway We headed to Pebble Beach for serious good times. Except for the fact that I got a flat tire on the way and had to buy new tires, the weekend was fabulous. Minnesota Stacy’s in-laws rented a house with the 14th tee of Pebble Beach as their backyard...

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