Travel Blog

May 9, 2019

Backpacking in the Santa Cruz Mountains

When you think of backpacking in California, the Santa Cruz Mountains isn’t usually the first place that comes to mind. There’s a healing serenity, however, found beneath the towering coastal redwoods that protectively enfold our sunny stretch of well-loved coastline. A quick day trip from the metropolitan hustle of the Bay Area, the Santa Cruz

March 20, 2019

8 Things We Love About DeLaveaga Golf Course

It’s a family affair at DeLaveaga Golf Course. Though owned by the City of Santa Cruz, the 18-hole municipal course has been under the care of the Loustalot family since its creation in 1970. Since then, the Loustalots have made it a beloved, community sporting hub. Much thanks is due to the late Gary Loustalot,

March 17, 2019

Bike Riding in Santa Cruz County

With a show-stopping landscape and temperate climate, Santa Cruz is a bike riding nirvana. The county is laced with trails that lead alongside bay waters, through idyllic farmland, and into atmospheric redwood groves. Plus, a wealth of shops rent bikes and gear for every adventure type and skill level. From casual family rides to thrilling

February 28, 2019

World-Class Links at Pasatiempo Golf Club

History and scenery come together at Pasatiempo Golf Club, a renowned, semi-private course tucked into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Named for the Spanish word for “pastime,” the stunning property was founded in 1929 by amateur golf champion, Marion Hollins. Her masterstroke was recruiting legendary golf architect Alister Mackenzie to design the 18-hole