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Perhaps you prefer a long hike in the mountains or bike ride along the beach but the family wants to go to Disneyland. While health and wellbeing, are not, perhaps, the first things people think of when pondering a…

Santa Cruz by Justine

When my friend and I were entertaining doing a day trip down to Santa Cruz, we had the following criteria that we wanted to include: a hike, a deliciously rewarding coffee, and some beach time. I don’t want to…

In the book, How to Cycle, published in 1892, Dr. K.K. Doty wrote that “Cyclers see considerable more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh…

520 20th Street Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 452-2022 touchstoneclimbing.com Description The Great Western Power Co. is just one branch of the many state-of-the-art rock-climbing facilities operated by Touchstone Climbing Incorporated. Each club offers plenty of indoor climbing terrain, plus…

600 E. Edgewater Place in the Balboa Fun Zone Newport Beach, CA 92661 (949) 673-3372 newportbeachboatrentals.com Description Avoid a long walk from rental store to water and rent from Marina Boat Rentals, located right on the bay. Rentals range…

There are multiple gates that enter into 17 Mile Drive. One convenient gate coming from Monterey is at 2032 Sunset Drive, Pacific Grove. Description 17 Mile Drive is considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world. However,…

Merritt Street, Castroville  to Forrest Avenue, Pacific Grove seemonterey.com Description Stretching 18 majestic miles from Castroville on down through Pacific Grove, this waterfront (and car-free!) trail is an ideal way to Monterey and beyond sans gas guzzler. The Southern Pacific…