Sand, Seafood and Sunsets In Avila Bay

Avila is my happy place. It is my favorite city on the California Central Coast, for a long walk on the golden sand, delicious seafood and spectacular sunsets. Most importantly, Avila is my go-to place when my soul needs calm. You’ll Encounter Many Friendly Faces Beginning a new year is when many of us think…

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Top Cities to Visit for Nature Enthusiasts

These urban destinations are the perfect vacation spot for anyone wanting to combine  a city break, with outdoor adventure.  Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver caters to every type of adventurer. From thrill-seekers, to those that prefer a quiet hike or wellness getaway, this metropolis has endless things to do for everyone. Look in any direction in…

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Old Town Orcutt is the Perfect Small Town Getaway

The beautiful town of Old Orcutt, California, is a great laid back, small town weekend getaway. A town where you can walk to anything you need and has the old fashioned, hometown feel. In Old Orcutt, most of the businesses are owned and run by a local family. If you’re looking for a fantastic getaway,…

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Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden

The Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden, in Paso Robles, California, is well known and highly regarded for their delightful varietals and their incredible, one-of-a-kind, sculpture garden. The Frankel family, have yet again, brought another unique draw to their vineyard.    “The Legacy of Wine in California”  The recent art unveiling of “The Legacy of Wine in…

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Christmas on the Coast

Growing up as an only child in Cincinnati, Ohio, gave me plenty of opportunity to shovel snow in sub-zero temperatures.  Let’s just say, I’m grateful to live on the California Central Coast, where we don’t have to deal with ice on our windshields and plowing snow out of the driveway in the morning. We may…

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The Patch Santa Maria Pumpkins

Fall in Love with Fall on the Central Coast

Autumn on the California Central Coast is a beautiful season. Leaves may not change colors radically, and fall to the ground, but Autumn does mean that all along the central coast, pumpkin patches, as well as other amazing, spooky events sprout up in October. Whether you are in Santa Barbara, San Luis or Monterey County,…

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El Capitan State Beach

There’s something refreshing and rewarding about falling asleep beneath the stars, while pebbles poking through your sleeping bag and gusts of wind that threaten to flatten your tent can’t negate that.  For my family, the allure of camping is heightened by the promise of waking up to the sound of waves breaking against the shore.…

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Oh Maya!

Maya Restaurant in Santa Maria, California is a Keys 2 the Coast favorite for Mexican food.  If you are from the Central Coast, you know that there is no shortage of good Mexican food in Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo counties.   Maya offers a taste of vacation in the Santa Maria Valley. The family…

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