A Healthy Obsession: A Floating B&B

A Healthy Obsession: A Floating B&B

A Healthy Obsession By Benjamin Fordham   Whether it’s cruising around on a placid bay or braving the open ocean, sailing can be a wonderfully revelatory experience. With summer bathing us in golden light from above (wear sunscreen), there is no better time than now to enjoy our local waters in the S/V Obsession, Doby and Kim Class’ 38-foot Catalina sloop. The couple offers tours on their boat through their company, First Class Sailing Humboldt….

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California Bike Trip

California Bike Trip

California Bike Trip Story and Photos By Sean Jansen   It had been in the back of my mind for about a year: To tour the entire European coastline by bicycle, while towing a surfboard. I wanted to start in Norway and head south via the coast until I reached the Mediterranean shores of Southern Italy. I could follow the coast around France, Spain and Portugal, including a ferry ride into the United Kingdom and…

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Trillium Falls

Trillium Falls

Spring is finally upon us. Birds are chirping, the grass is green, and flowers are beginning to bloom. In between rain showers, it feels like summer is right around the corner. On these gorgeous sunny days, I feel anxious working indoors and extremely enthusiastic to go play outside. With all the state parks, beaches, national parks, and forest land, there is a plethora of natural playgrounds to discover in Humboldt. However, I find myself visiting…

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The Smitty

The Smitty

The Smitty Beginner’s Guide  to  Fly-Fishing and Camping  on The Smith River By Sean Jansen | Photo By Mario Vaden  The Smith River, on our North Coast, is one of the most majestic and mystical rivers that California has to offer. Flowing from the Northeast portion of Del Norte County, the Smith reaches the mighty Pacific Ocean just ten miles north of Crescent City, making it the northernmost major river in the state. It is…

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Kids, pan dulce and oranges in San Miguel de Allende

Kids, pan dulce and oranges in San Miguel de Allende

Kids, pan dulce and oranges in San Miguel de Allende By Colleen Chalmers  “VERDE!” I scream as 10 young kids with brown-black hair run toward me. “ROJO!” I scream just seconds later, which brings their feet to an awkward halt where their restless legs have trouble stopping. The boys and girls push each other with playful rivalry. “VERDE!” They sprint faster and laugh uncontrollably as they get closer. “ROJO!” The kids try to stop themselves from…

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Redneck Hippies in Sonoma County

Redneck Hippies in Sonoma County

Redneck Hippies in Sonoma County Jennifer Molidor I love Sonoma County, where guns&ammo stores are located next to medical marijuana dispensaries. As the photographer of the image above notes “we’re a little bit redneck and a little bit hippie.” The Treehouse Having recently returned here from a decade of living in the Midwest, I am both a native and an exile. With excitement and dread, I drove across the county for days, noticing how people…

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