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Grasshoppers, the New Protein Jumping Out of Oaxacan Restaurant Cultura

Oaxacan Restaurant Cultura

The Allure of Al Fresco Dining


What is it about outdoor dining that feels so irresistible and relaxing? Maybe it’s our adult version of the backyard campout where stories, s’mores, and laughter could be shared with friends without using our indoor voices. Al fresco dining combines the appeal of the unfettered picnic with the civility of chairs, silverware, and glass stemware,…

Traveling with Your Dog

Traveling with Your Dog

The Dog Days of Summer Keeping Your Pooch Entertained On Vacation Carmel-by-the-Sea is extremely dog-friendly, and a great place to vacation with your canine companion. Dogs are welcome to join their people at many restaurants, shops (like Diggidy Dog), walking trails, and even off-leash on the white sands of Carmel Beach. But, even here, you’ll…

Silicon Valley: Our Mission Is To Make You Look Good

Carmel food tour

Only 90 minutes outside of Silicon Valley, Carmel Food Tours is an ideal activity for your next corporate off-site. Whether you make it a day trip or extend your stay at one of the many properties available throughout the Monterey Peninsula, you are sure to appreciate the beauty, bounty, and culinary treasures that this area…

Robinson Jeffers’ Tor House

Tor House and Hawk Tower

Tor House and Hawk Tower – A Poet’s Haven “We must uncenter our minds from ourselves; We must unhumanize our views a little, and become confident As the rock and ocean that we were made from.”     – Carmel Point, Robinson Jeffers   Tor House is one of the most enticing attractions in Carmel, California. The idyllic stone…

Recipe – Blueberry Mint Jam


Blueberry Mint Jam Blueberry Mint   Award-winning food preservationist Jordan Champagne of Happy Girl Kitchen in Pacific Grove wants you to take jam making “to the next level” by experimenting with new flavor combinations. To see what she means, read her article…

Places to Dine When you’re in Carmel for the Annual Tree Lighting

christmas tree

Carmel-by-the-Sea’s annual Tree Lighting and Sunset Center Holiday Party takes place this year on December 6th. The majestic tree stands at Carmel’s major crossroads at the intersection of Junipero Street and Ocean Avenue. The celebration begins at 4:30pm at Ocean Avenue in Devendorf Park. Carmel’s festive season comes to life with the Holiday Tree Lighting…

Must-Sees for Art Lovers in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Art Lovers in Carmel-by-the-Sea

If you’re a lover of art in all its forms, an avid collector, or you’re just looking for an interesting way to spend an afternoon, Carmel has a delectable array of more than 100 art galleries to choose from. Here is a sampling to whet your appetite: Mountainsong Galleries This gallery boasts more living artists…

May Events in Carmel-by-the-Sea


There’s a lot of exciting events this May in Carmel, so bring the family out to enjoy the spring fun. Annual Winemakers’ Celebration 22nd Annual Winemakers’ Celebration Come on down and delight your palate with more than 100 different…

Historic Buildings in Carmel

Historic Buildings in Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea is not only renowned for its beautiful scenery; it also has a rich history, much of which is still present today. If you have some time to spare, take a stroll through the town’s historic areas and take a trip back in time. Here are some must-see historic locations: Forest Theater

Great Foodie Tours Across the USA

Great Foodie Tours Across the USA

Classic Carmel Food Tour, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA Carmel-By-The-Sea is a charming seaside village that offers the best of the Central California coast. Exploring that charm— the food, the architecture, and the ocean views — with Carmel Food Tours’ Staci Giovino is unforgettable. Staci loves her adopted town and hearing about the fun history, celebrities who frequent…