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  • Snow Much Fun

    Skiing, sledding, tubing, snow play–’tis the season–at least the start of the season! If you’re thinking about planning a trip to the snow soon, we gathered info on Tahoe-area resorts, their pandemic updates, and expected opening date when available. Read more

  • Watsonville Apple Picking

    We found two local apple orchards close to Monterey open for apple picking. It’s a perfect activity for social distancing fall fun but hurry, the season ends in later October/early November. Read more

  • Looking for Ghosts in Monterey County?

    I grew up listening to my family tell ghostly tales of haunted places. The catch was that these spooky dwellings were right in my hometown of Monterey. In honor of Halloween, here are my favorite seven haunted places in Monterey County. Read more

  • Special Occasion Fun (Even in a Pandemic!)

    Do you have a birthday you want to celebrate? Or, are you looking for a substitute for a canceled weekend trip? We rounded up five creative ideas in Monterey County – any of them would set the stage for a special afternoon. Read more

  • Our Favorite Monterey and Santa Cruz Picnic Spots

    One of the joys of summer is an afternoon spent lounging on a blanket in the sun while the kids play along the water or grass. Here are our favorite Monterey and Santa Cruz picnic spots. Read more