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January 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Giant Dipper Ad Photo courtesy of the Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkThe Giant Dipper was featured in this Vitalis hairspray commercial in the 1970s. Wonder how his hair would hold up on

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January 01, 2014

My Santa Cruz Bucket List for 2014

2014 marks twenty years of living in Santa Cruz for me, and one thing I can't get over is how much I still have to explore and experience in this area. So this year, I have a simple bucket list to get out, see and do more in this place I love and call home.1. BeachesThere are over 29 miles of beaches in Santa Cruz County and I've probably only visited a third of them. With four kids in tow,

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December 20, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday

Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

PEACE and LOVE from Santa Cruz!

P.S. If you missed the Lighted Boat Parade, there's still time to visit the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and take in the magic!



December 04, 2013

Let's Cruz Holiday Gift Guide

Having lived in Santa Cruz for nearly twenty years, I have a not-so-sneaky habit of giving gifts that force…er…entice my friends and family to visit me. I guess I'm just proud to share what I get to enjoy throughout the year, but I also love giving unique gifts and I don't have to look far to find them locally. Here are my Top 10 ideas for memorable gifts that showcase some quintessential Santa Cruz experiences.

National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map

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November 22, 2013

Thankful Thursday

We are halfway through our Thankful Thursday Photo Contest and can we just take a moment to say "thank you" for all the lovely pictures you've submitted so far? NATURE and FAMILY were wonderful themes to start out with, and this week our Thankful Thursday theme is COMMUNITY. Show us what you're thankful for by posting a picture to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and include

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