California Dreaming: Big Sur Chris maps out all the ways you can take home inspiration from Big Sur. Whether you are interested in rugged outdoor beauty, workshops for the mind, body and soul or just into casual run-ins with celebs, Big Sur can deliver on it all! Flee the Everyday for Carmel-by-the-Sea Take a break from reality and wind down in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Jerry Chandler points out a few spots to not miss during your stay. Book your room at the Monte Verde Inn, stroll through one of the many art galleries, wine taste at Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery and enjoy a romantic dinner at da Giovanni's. Golf on California's Monterey Peninsula: Play well without breaking the bank Did watching the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am inspire you to add golfing in Monterey County to your bucket list? Check out this list of amazing golf courses in Monterey, Carmel and Pacific Grove that won't break the bank including the Pacific Grove Golf Links, Rancho Canada and Laguna Seca Golf Ranch. Magic in Moss Landing Elizabeth Limbach urges visitors to "give Moss Landing a shot." The Santa Cruz local notes that she instantly fell in love with the tiny Monterey County treasure, especially the hospitable Captain's Inn located on Elkhorn Slough. Learning Laguna Seca Ever want to take on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca's famed corkscrew? Justin Pritchard took on the challenge and warns it's a serious "doozy." Tweet of the Week

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