Cowboy Up, Surf’s Up for the Surf Rodeo

Everything from avocados and artichokes, to jazz and jalopies, to strawberries and salsa, to whales and wine are celebrated almost every weekend across the Golden State. But what could be more Californian than surfing, or more Western than a Rodeo? CONTINUE READING >> 

Everything from avocados and artichokes, to jazz and jalopies, to strawberries and salsa, to whales and wine are celebrated almost every weekend across the Golden State. But what could be more Californian than surfing, or more Western than a Rodeo? CONTINUE READING >> 

Our Favorite Great American Road Trips

Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime. 

We all recall those glorious days of yesteryear with the station wagon packed to the gills, miles of billboard bingo, and endless Are we there yet?s.

Whether we were the kids, or when we had the kids, those memories are an indelible part of our American summers.

Guess what? Those intrepid explorations don’t have to end just because the offspring have moved out… CONTINUE READING >>

Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime. 

We all recall those glorious days of yesteryear with the station wagon packed to the gills, miles of billboard bingo, and endless Are we there yet?s.

Whether we were the kids, or when we had the kids, those memories are an indelible part of our American summers.

Guess what? Those intrepid explorations don’t have to end just because the offspring have moved out… CONTINUE READING >>

Venturing through Ventura on California’s Gold Coast

Over all Southern California is extremely bike friendly, but some places are friendlier than others. We aren’t big fans feeling like we might wind up like a bug on a windshield. Luckily, just a few miles up the coast the quaint beach town of San Buenaventura is a very different story…

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Over all Southern California is extremely bike friendly, but some places are friendlier than others. We aren’t big fans feeling like we might wind up like a bug on a windshield. Luckily, just a few miles up the coast the quaint beach town of San Buenaventura is a very different story…

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An Offshore Adventure to California’s Channel Islands

I am a rock, I am an island. Paul Simon could have been describing Anacapa, just off the California coast. We don’t think he was, but it is a practically perfect fit.
On clear days we have been able to spot the rocky outcrop poking out of the Pacific… CONTINUE READING >> 

I am a rock, I am an island. Paul Simon could have been describing Anacapa, just off the California coast. We don’t think he was, but it is a practically perfect fit.
On clear days we have been able to spot the rocky outcrop poking out of the Pacific… CONTINUE READING >> 

The Ballard Inn, a California Hinterland Hideaway

This is the Santa Ynez Valley, a wondrous land of mountains and valleys, vineyards, miniature livestock, exotic birds, old west storefronts, and even some windmills to tilt at…

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This is the Santa Ynez Valley, a wondrous land of mountains and valleys, vineyards, miniature livestock, exotic birds, old west storefronts, and even some windmills to tilt at…

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