I Loved the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival 2012 Pebble Beach Food & Wine may have occurred two weeks ago but people are still talking about it! Check out some of these great photos from the event. The California coast's romantic Monterey Peninsula See what makes this stretch of the central coast so romantic and get some ideas on what to do during your next stay. Monterey Luxury in Carmel, California Feel like being pampered? Head to Carmel and Carmel Valley for a little indulgence. Please Feed the Animals at Vision Quest Ranch B&B Ever want to stay in your own safari tent with views of elephants in the distance? No need to travel to Africa, Vision Quest Ranch in Salinas has just what you need! Speed TV's Racing Dream Rides Read about how five lucky winners of a Speed TV sweepstakes received ride-alongs from Indy legend Mario Andretti at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Obama declares Fort Ord a 'world-class destination' in national monument announcement Monterey County received a special gift this Earth Day. The White House formally designated 14,600 acres of Fort Ord as a national monument. See what President Barack Obama said about this unique attraction! Turning Laps at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Did you know you can race around the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with Skip Barber Racing School? Read about John's turn-by-turn experience on the track. Queen Bees at Carmel Valley Carmel Valley Ranch has its very own beekeeper and now you can even try out the gig for yourself! Tweet of the Week Untitled 12/04