Put Yourself on a Packing Diet and Lighten Your Load!

Eat a handful of almonds or peanuts every day for a month and you’ll put on a couple of pounds. Toss them in for a year and you’re going to be spilling over the top of your skinny jeans.  It’s the same with packing.  The smallest items start to add up and before you...
Tiki Drink Done Right – The Perfect Mai Tai

Tiki Drink Done Right – The Perfect Mai Tai

What is it that makes a Mai Tai so appealing? — That you drink it watching a tropical sunset over the Pacific?…or the fresh pineapple, kitschy paper parasol and mint bouquet that stud the glass? Maybe it’s that once you’ve made your way through a few Mai Tais...
Castroville Artichoke Festival

Castroville Artichoke Festival

Castroville Artichoke Festival Don’t let the spiky tips fool you – this edible flower bud from the thistle family can be transformed into all kinds of goodies. The Italians turn it into a bitter digestivo liquor called Cynar; the French like them stuffed with parsley,...