Featured members: Monterey Bay Whale Watch, Monterey Tides, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Joullian Vineyards

Everyone has their childhood obsessions. For me (Daniel), there was always something about whales. I was given a whale stuffed animal the day I was born, and it just so happened to spark a lifelong fascination. Growing up in Michigan, we never got to actually go whale watching, but David Attenborough documentaries did the trick for a time. My afternoons were spent reading the encyclopedia about various species, dreaming about becoming a marine biologist, and reciting whale facts to anyone who would listen.