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Not surprisingly, Ventura is emerging as a welcoming and adventurous destination. From kayaking in the Channel Islands National Park to the hippest music and artists in all of Central Coast, Ventura is very much alive and refreshingly human.

Ventura is making headlines and below is some recent samples.

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04-20-2015

Ventura Elementary School Tests New Mobile Kitchen

Ventura was recently rated as of one of the 10 best U.S. communities for…

04-07-2015

You can camp California’s own Galapagos, the Channel Islands

It’s one thing to encounter the more than 150 endemic animal species in the…

03-30-2015

FORGET THE PINOT, PASS THE PORTER

FORGET THE PINOT, PASS THE PORTER: IN CALIFORNIA’S WINE COUNTRY, BEER TOURS ARE HOPPING…

03-19-2015

Ventura Hosts Renowned Sand Artist Andres Amador

VENTURA, Calif. –  Andres Amador is a San Francisco-based artist who has been working on…

03-12-2015

Best Hikes in California – Smugglers Cove, Channel Islands National Park

One of the little known facts about California is that the best beach hike…

02-26-2015

Points North Cheap Eats featuring Spencer Makenzie’s

The newly remodeled restaurant resembles a streamlined boat, with blond wood paneling and turquoise-blue…

01-27-2015

Island Packers Now Offering Whale Watching Tours To Channel Islands

Island Packers Now Offering Whale Watching Tours To Channel Islands Co-owner of Island Packers…

12-18-2014

PheNOMenal Mexican Food at NOM Tequila Grill

Blogger, Brandon Swanson, shares his dining experience at Ventura’s newest restaurant, NOM. One of…

12-07-2014

“Burger Push-Up Bra?”

Travel expert / food novice Rachel Rudwall learns to cook burgers food-truck-style, complete with…

12-06-2014

Enjoying the American Riviera

Steve MacNaull travelled the iconic Central Coast and made his way to Ventura. To…

11-20-2014

California missions will be busy with Christmas plays and festivities

The traditional ceremony known as Las Posadas (the inns) will beckon the faithful and…

11-17-2014

A VERY HAPPY “HAPPY HOUR” AT BROPHY BROTHERS

What better way to enjoy the sunset—sipping an icy Margarita and sampling fresh foods…

11-14-2014

Epic Electric Bike Brunch — Ventura, CA

Ever wanted to ride a motorcycle? What if we told you electric bikes were…

11-13-2014

Going YOLO

Stand-up paddleboarding is generally an above-water sport, but for those with bad balance (or…

11-10-2014

Wine Tasting in Ventura. Who Knew?

I was invited to the opening of a new winery. Not one to turn…

10-13-2014

TATTOOED GUITARS?! — Ventura, CA

Wanna become a rock star? Learn to build a guitar with Andrea Feczko &…

10-01-2014

Very Ventura

Ventura is the kind of California beach town you thought didn’t exist anymore: laidback,…

09-22-2014

Ventura, CA Travel Guide – “Go or No” Review

Ventura, California Travel Guide! Learn where to explore, eat, stay & shop in Ventura…

09-10-2014

Kayaking Around California’s Channel Islands

In this segment from the ‘Facing Waves’ TV series, we go kayaking around the…

09-04-2014

Ventura California Girlfriend Getaway

GoGirlfriend’s Must-have’s for a California escape Feeling the urge to fly the coup, pigeon?…

09-02-2014

Stand Up Paddling California

In this segment from the ‘Facing Waves’ TV series, we go stand up paddling…

08-13-2014

Aloha Beach Festival

Aloha Beach Festival Sept 14-15th, 2014 Part surf contest, Frisbee competition and music festival,…

07-29-2014

Go Here: Channel Islands National Park, California

Biodiverse, beautiful and rich with recreational opportunities — welcome to California’s Channel Islands National…

05-08-2014

Ventura: Where Surfers and Non-Conformists Choose to Live

If you look at a map of the California coastline, you’ll see areas where…

03-20-2014

I’m already California dreamin’ after one day back home in New England

It’s become a cliche to complain about our brutal winter … but let me…