Travel Blog

April 23, 2014

Seize Your Vacation at Beach Street Inn & Suites

Breathtaking sunrises are not on the list of amenities at the Beach Street Inn & Suites, but waking up to this view from your beach bungalow will set the ideal tone for the rest of your stay: Centrally located amid many of Santa Cruz County’s most popular attractions, including the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Beach

April 15, 2014

Giant Dipper Thrilling Visitors for 90 Years

The summer after my freshman year at UC Santa Cruz, I found a job and housing with the best commute ever. After a short bus ride and walk, home was just a roller coaster ride away on the world-famous Giant Dipper. I especially couldn’t help myself on Mondays and Tuesdays, then known as “50-cent Nights”

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