Travel Blog

December 4, 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

June 12, 2013

Retreats for the Body and Soul

The choices of where to go for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation in Santa Cruz County are plentiful. Deep breaths of ocean air or crisp redwood forest will work wonders, but a little pampering never hurt anyone. The Spa at Chaminade is the perfect place to unwind and make the most of your “me” time. Arrive

May 7, 2013

In-Suite Pampering Awaits at Seascape Beach Resort

As Lead Spa Therapist at Seascape Beach Resort, Szuszi Tyroller has seen it all. Guests crawling straight into bed after a relaxing massage…check. Room service timed perfectly to arrive after a spa treatment…of course. A pod of whales swimming by while she tends to a client…yes, you read that right. Tyroller attests that the whale

April 23, 2013

The Chaminade: More Than a Place to Stay, It’s the Place to Go!

Since its inception in the early 1900’s, Chaminade Resort & Spa, named after French priest William Joseph Chaminade, has carried many torches, all of which revolve around its enchanting mountaintop location overlooking the Monterey Bay. Today, the Chaminade has more than earned its reputation as a luxurious retreat with world-class accommodations, but an overnight visit