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What if Jack Kerouac had GPS and Yelp?

Ari N. Schulman dives in to the impact navigational technology has on our sense of adventurous travel. GPS navigation, in its present form, …dulls our receptivity to our surroundings by granting us the supposed luxury of not having to pay attention to them at all. In...

Ocean Sky

And now something to chill-out to after a crazy busy week (and before a possibly crazier weekend!). At a star party in August 2009 I took my first long exposure photograph of the night sky. I was so thrilled with the results that I dedicated most moonless weekends...

Life is the Story: The Travelogue

Lucy Knisley gives her tips, trick and advice on keeping a travelogue, an illustrated travel journal. I really should get in the habit of doing a small version of this. I do love going back through old sketchbooks and journals, as embarrassing as they can be...

Doggy Surfing Competitions

How did we not know this was going on while we were living there!? Five competitors piled on a surfboard during Sunday’s Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon in Del Mar, Calif. The event welcomed 4,000 spectators, 80 pooches, and raised more than $100,000 for orphaned animals....

Getting to Know The Santa Cruz Sea Lions

NotCot checks out the local sea lion hot spot: under the Santa Cruz Wharf. P.S. If you are in the Santa Cruz / Bay area or will be this weekend, come and check out The Begonia Festival in Capitola! Jack and I will be there (and possibly selling some...