Travel Blog

October 4, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday

A lovely succulent and cactus garden at Liz Lyons Friedman’s studio. Open Studios is full of lovely surprises. Read more about this self-guided art tour and go behind the scenes with artist Liz Lyons Friedman.

September 25, 2013

Fun, Fun, Fun: Thunderbirds on the Santa Cruz Wharf

Calling all car buffs, young and young at heart! This Saturday, September 28, is the 16th Annual Thunderbirds on the Santa Cruz Wharf. This free event, hosted by the Monterey Bay Classic Thunderbird Club, will bring together classic, vintage and modern T-Birds with the ocean, beach, and Boardwalk serving as the scenic backdrop. “We expect

September 18, 2013

Meet a Local Who Makes Her Own Wine

Home Winemaker Cathy Bentley-Smith Cathy Bentley-Smith lives smack dab in the middle of the Corralitos Wine Trail. It’s a befitting location for someone who lives, breathes, and well, drinks wine. She works in Tasting Room Sales for Silver Mountain Vineyards, and can be found pouring wine at the Surf City Tasting Room in Santa Cruz.