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February 12, 2014

The Kitchen is Where the Heart Is!

Downtown Santa Cruz, my kids and I know it well. The sights and sounds--colorful window displays, street performers, familiar shop owners--can turn a simple stroll down Pacific Avenue into a great kids activity. Toss in some recent rainy weather and cabin fever and it's an all out puddle-splashing adventure!Who needs umbrellas when we can duck in and out of our favorite shops?

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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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October 10, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday

Sea-lions-Santa-Cruz-WharfThese guys are resting up for the big day...this Saturday's free kickoff celebration of the Santa

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October 09, 2013

The Santa Cruz Wharf Celebrates a Century!

When you think of the Santa Cruz Wharf, do you think of potatoes? Maybe in a hot steamy bowl of clam chowder. But did you know the purpose of building the first wharf in Santa Cruz, known as Cowell Wharf, was for shipping potatoes to San Francisco for mining camps in the Sierra Nevada during the Gold Rush? Our current municipal wharf came decades later, after

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June 26, 2013

Planning Your Beach Escape, Adventure and Memories

So you've made it to the quintessential California beach town of Santa Cruz. Now what? The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a must-see attraction for kids, kids at heart and Lost Boys fans

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