My Long-Awaited Date with Skip Alexandra likes racing and cars; what better place to mix the two than classes at the Skip Barber Racing School at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca? Read about how her dream date with the racetrack came true! Two-Wheeling on Highway One Bike riding 400 hundred miles in seven days may seem like an unattainable feat for many but not for the Boys Scouts of Troop 36! 15 brave boys and 11 daring chaperons traveled Highway One from Half Moon Bay to Los Angeles with amazing breaks in Monterey County along the way. It is no wonder they had a great time with fried artichokes in Castroville, photo ops by the Lone Cypress in Pebble Beach and 80 degree temps in Big Sur. Loyalty Traveler - The Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach What better way to learn about tips in Monterey County than from a local? The Loyalty Traveler lets you in on how to enjoy the luxurious Inn at Spanish Bay on a budget and even hints on how to avoid paying the entrance fee into Pebble Beach. Big Sur: The Artist's Way See how you can experience Big Sur as the mid-century artists that once flocked to this nirvana did. Here are great tips on where to stay, play and dine for the budget conscious and those looking to splurge. Planning a Road Trip to California? Thinking about a vacation to the golden state anytime soon? Take notes from Mrs. Ana's post as she hits up almost everything in between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Her amazing room with a view at the Sanctuary Beach Resort and encounters with wine and hand-picked raspberries during AgVenture Tours will make you envious! Moss Landing is the Whole Enchilada For fantastic fresh and reasonably priced fruits and vegetables head to Moss Landing, conveniently located off of Highway One just 15 minutes north of Monterey. San Jose Kids' Nutrition & Exercise Examiner Teresa Maria Cruz points out The Whole Enchilada Marketplace is the place to stock up on all your healthy fruits and veggies at a great low cost! The road trip in search of groceries can also be turned into a family adventure with a variety of activities located at Moss Landing's Harbor District including kayaking, whale watching and Elkhorn Slough Safari tours. Back Roads from Bixby Bridge to Big Sur - Old Coast Road Heather Hummel took the road less traveled all in the name of adventure and photography. Rather than taking Highway One she opted for Old Coast Road and from the photos it looks like the rough 14 mile drive was well worth it! Carmel-by-the-Sea - it's only two hours away, but it's another world It's no secret that Carmel-by-the-Sea is a popular and convenient excursion for those living in the San Jose area. With German B&Bs, a dedicated Wine Walk and cuisines ranging from French, Spanish to Mediterranean, what's not to love? Pic of the Week

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