Travel Blog

February 18, 2014

Meet a Local: Kitesurfer Lydia Snider

We recently caught up with local entrepreneur and kitesurfer Lydia Snider after her talk wowed us at Event Santa Cruz, a monthly series featuring successful businesses in Santa Cruz and the dynamic people behind them. EAST MEETS WEST When Lydia Snider bought her first wet suit, it was a big deal. Having grown up in

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

November 12, 2013

Bargetto Family Shares 80th Anniversary Celebration with Community

The story of how fourth generation director of winemaking John Bargetto came to write the history of Bargetto Winery began with another story. Before even contemplating the book “Vintage Bargetto: Celebrating a Century of California Winemaking,” he wrote a short story set in the ‘20s about Prohibition, which turned into a long story. “You know,