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A Guide to BBQing in Ventura

Image courtesy of Ventura Meat Company. By Michelle Madsen Summer and BBQ go together like me and avocado. In other words, they’re best friends. Next time you BBQ for the family reunion or a casual lunch, skip the supermarket and hit the local spots for supplies. Ventura Meat Company. Selling...

Why I Love Living in Ventura

By Michelle Madsen When I graduated from Buena High in 2013 (go Bulldogs!), I knew I was in no rush to get out of Ventura. With my chosen school, Pepperdine University (go Waves!), just an hour away, I knew I could access my charming hometown any time I wanted. Not even...

BBQ in Ventura

Image courtesy of Ventura Meat Company. By Michelle Madsen   Summer and bbq go together like me and avocado. In other words, they’re best friends. Next time you bbq for the family reunion or a casual lunch, skip the supermarket and hit the local spots for supplies.   Ventura Meat...

4th of July, as told by me

By Michelle Madsen   The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays (right behind you, Christmas). It’s probably because I have an unusually profound fascination with fireworks. But I’ll obsess over that later. The day didn’t start exactly how I had planned. My family and I opted to...

Top 5 Places to Run in Ventura

By Michelle Madsen How many times have you run the same route over and over? If you’re visiting Ventura anytime soon, you will find a variety of trails that are sure to please.  If you’re a local, you’ll want to try one of these paths if you haven’t yet tried...

What to Pack for a Ventura Vacation

By Michelle Madsen   You saved your vacation days, the kids are on break, and you have chosen to see what makes Ventura such a gorgeous getaway. You’ve made the right choice! Whether on a solo trip or a family vacation, you are on your way to a charming beach...

5 Ways to Enjoy Nature in Ventura

Ventura Botanical Gardens. Photo by Stephen Shafer. By Michelle Madsen By the end of the week, getting outside is pure bliss. Known for its effortlessly healing properties, the great outdoors can hand you either one heck of a workout or a therapeutic day listening to the waves. You can explore nature...

5 Things for You and Your Kids to Try This Summer

By Michelle Madsen Now that the morning commute to drop the kids off at school is on pause until fall, you can spend time with your loved ones this summer.  Ventura offers a multitude of options, and I guarantee you haven’t tried all of them. Get excited for these five...

Local Ice That’s Twice as Nice

By Michelle Madsen Ice cream–we can’t get enough of it. Maybe you have a go-to place in Ventura already, or maybe you’re an ice cream shop hopper like me. This summer, treat yourself to one (or all!) of these fantastic ice cream joints only found in our neck of the...