TRAVEL BLOG

December 28, 2018

YOUR GUIDE TO RUNNING RACES IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Whether you’ve been training for months, are a casual weekend jogger, or like to wear a brightly colored tutu with your Nike’s, there’s a race with your name on it in Santa Cruz County. Prefer running as a spectator sport? We’re known for hosting races that are highly entertaining from the sidelines. Starting in February,

December 26, 2018

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY’S BEST OF 2018

2018 is wrapping up and we’re taking a look back to see what our fans loved most on our Facebook and Instagram feeds! Take a look below for some of the best of the best of 2018 based on fan likes, comments, and shares. Enjoy the gallery and rest assured that we will keep providing more of this wildly beautiful, adventurous, and inspiring

December 19, 2018

BUMBLEBEE IS ALL THE BUZZ IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Located a mere 90 minutes south of San Francisco and 30 minutes from San Jose/Silicon Valley, the natural beauty – and quirkiness – of Santa Cruz County has inspired filmmakers over the years. In summer 1961, flocks of aggressive seabirds invaded Capitola, wreaking havoc among residents. Famed film director Alfred Hitchcock – who owned a house in

December 15, 2018

SANTA CRUZ LIFESTYLES OF THE INSTA-FAMOUS: JACLYN BRIDGES OF QUEEN OF SUCCULENTS

A bubbly brunette with a background in fashion, Jaclyn Bridges of Queen of Succulents (@queenofsucculents) hated dirt when she received her very first succulent from a friend’s mom. “I wasn’t a plant person at all,” recalls Bridges. “I didn’t even like touching mushrooms at the grocery store.” Succulents, though, were different. Her first succulent “looked

December 14, 2018

SANTA CRUZ: YOUR FOODIE CITY FAVORITES

We’re a bit spoiled here in Santa Cruz, California. Year-round farmer’s markets, craft beer & local wine, fresh fish, and creative chefs and bakers are commonplace. So many menus in town pivot on what’s fresh, local, sustainable, organic and delicious. This abundance of quality and pride in our food source has been gaining appreciation, and now,