Travel Blog

January 14, 2014

Packing Your Bags with the Pooch

If you’re like me, when packing for a vacation you make lists. This list often includes the smallest and most random items that are too often forgotten…phone charger, neck pillow, sunscreen, leash, poop bags….leash?….Poop bags!? Yes, I travel with my pooch named Copper, and it brings on a whole new set of must-haves. It also

July 1, 2013

Go Green with a Café Rio Cocktail

  Rio Skinny Margarita at Cafe Rio I had not been to Café Rio in Aptos since its newest incarnation, but have always considered it one of my favorite waterfront restaurants.  Best yet, it not only has a glorious view but is only “Fifty steps to the sand!” (the restaurant is located directly in front

June 25, 2013

How Fido Can Keep His Cool This Summer

Pets Need a Vacation Too! As the weather is warming up for summer, pet owners are reminded to keep their pets cool when traveling by car.  When the temperature is a pleasant 70 degrees, the inside of your car may be as much as 20 degrees hotter than the air outside.  Shade offers little protection on a

August 15, 2012

Summertime Activities at the Santa Cruz Harbor

One of my favorite spots in Santa Cruz is the Santa Cruz Harbor, just off of East Cliff Drive, and there is no better time to head down to the Harbor than in the summer. From the restaurants, to the Wednesday night sailboat races to beach volleyball there is always something to do in this