TRAVEL BLOG

Shopping By the Sea in Capitola

One can hardly describe Capitola Village without using the word quaint, but it’s true! The beauty and charm of this Mediterranean-inspired seaside town oozes out of nestled buildings with colorful exteriors, as if the picturesque ocean views weren’t enough. The atmosphere in Capitola Village is unique, as are the plentiful shops and galleries, many of

Giant Dipper Thrilling Visitors for 90 Years

The summer after my freshman year at UC Santa Cruz, I found a job and housing with the best commute ever. After a short bus ride and walk, home was just a roller coaster ride away on the world-famous Giant Dipper. I especially couldn’t help myself on Mondays and Tuesdays, then known as “50-cent Nights”

Adrenaline-filled Adventure in the Redwoods

“She flies through the air with the greatest of ease, that daring young mom zip lining through the trees.” Yes, that daring young mom was ME—I zip lined with Mount Hermon Redwood Canopy Tours and it wasn’t even on my 2014 bucket list. But it should be on yours! Having lived and hiked in Santa

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