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February 05, 2014

Elephant Seals Up Close and Personal at Año Nuevo

Año Nuevo State Park is the site for one of the largest mainland breeding colonies in the world for the northern elephant seal, and lucky for us, it’s just 22 miles north of Santa Cruz along scenic

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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 06, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday

Thar she glows! Thar she glows!Everyone should add a whale lighting ceremony to their Santa Cruz bucket list, and then cross it off at the Seymour Center's Jingle Shells Festival on Sunday, December 8, 12-5:30 p.m. Whale lighting countdown at 5:45

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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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