Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Blog

Summer Travel Tip: Visit Santa Barbara Or Los Angeles By Train

We’ve got a summer travel tip for you and it’s maybe the best kept secret in the Central Coast travel industry! If you’re not flying into the Santa Barbara airport on your next trip to paradise, then you’ll likely be hitting the road. We recommend skipping the traditional road trip in the car and riding…

Santa Barbara Day Trip And Weekend Guide

Looking for a quick getaway? You’re in luck! Santa Barbara can fulfill all your vacation or wanderlust needs in just 24-48 hours. We’re known for our Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches, exquisite wine, and drool-worthy food. But just because you’re visiting paradise doesn’t mean you have to spend your life savings to have all the fun…

Savor Healdsburg Food Tour Is Perfect For The Traveling Gourmet Eater!

One of our favorite things to do while we’re traveling is find out what other food tours are doing in their own towns! We call it Research & Development, but really it’s just a whole bunch of fun! We were recently up in Healdsburg, a small town just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco,…

Sneak Peek At Enterprise Fish Company’s New Menu

Let’s be real. When people think Santa Barbara, they think beach, booze and food. While there are plenty of beaches to choose from to get your tan on and a plethora of places to grab a beer or taste wine, food is the real star of our city. We even have foodie festivals–lemons, avocados, seafood–we…

Plan Your Trip To Santa Barbara Around A Foodie Festival

Not to brag–(Who are we kidding? We’re totally about to brag!)–but Santa Barbara’s got it going on when it comes to all things food and drink, and we’ve got the inside scoop on where to get the goods anytime of year. You can easily wine and dine your way through our sunny city with us…

Finch & Fork: Comfort Food In The Heart Of Santa Barbara

This post is for the locals: Step aside from the typical beach-style joint and join the urban warriors for a drink and a bite at the rustic chic lounge in the heart of the city at Finch & Fork. Forget what you know about Coast’s – Finch & Fork’s predecessor – previous old fogie, ho-hum…

Interview with the creator of Jilli Vanilli and a martini recipe that will knock your socks off!

We recently got to sit down with Jilli Spear – creator of Jilli Vanilli products and a vanilla extract that is to die for. As we like to do, we sent over a few Proust-style questions (see below) and also sat down with Jilli to hear more about how she got her start in the…

100 Things To Do In Santa Barbara Before You Die

Our boss lady, Tara Jones, has been hard at work this past year and wrote an AMAZING Santa Barbara travel guide book (that is the #1 new release on Amazon for SB travel books!) and we couldn’t be more thrilled! 100 Things to Do in Santa Barbara Before You Die Cover (1)

Spend Valentine’s Day Wining and Dining In Santa Barbara’s Presidio Neighborhood

Chocolates? Sure. Flowers? Ok. Whatevs. Dinner reservation in a crowded restaurant? Wine tour in downtown Santa Barbara? YES, PLEASE! We’ve got you covered this Valentine’s Day with a super laid-back, relaxing stroll through the Presidio and El Paseo neighborhood with sips of wine, bites of…

Toast to Happy Hour at Sly’s in Carpinteria

One of our all time favorite hidden joints in Carpinteria (just a stone’s throw from Santa Barbara) is Sly’s in Carpinteria. This adorable hide-away is toward the end of Linden Avenue with a hint of ocean view and whole bunch of great food and drinks!…