Kevin & LJ

Celebrate Father’s Day with Brews & Views

Photo: Peter B’s Brewer, Kevin Clark and his son L.J. Mark those calendars! Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16th and there is no shortage of activities to fill a day with Dad on the Monterey Peninsula! Get away from the ordinary and bring Dad to stay at the Portola to recharge his batteries.  Explore…

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As previously mentioned in this blog, the wild and wonderful treatments available at spas are something out of this world. Most of the newest treatments are based on the healthy and beneficial powers of different natural ingredients. Whether animal, vegetable or mineral, one might think they are at a restaurant rather than a spa when…

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Start the New Year Off Right

With the “holidaze” upon us and 2013 right around the corner, people are starting to think about what they’d like to do better in the New Year. For some it’s taking up a new hobby or checking something off their bucket list. For others it might be taking a class or perhaps volunteering. But for…

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Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix

Photo Courtesy Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca © Although the Monterey Peninsula is home to some of the country’s most widely known auto events including the Concourse d’ Elegance and the American Le Mans, fans of the four wheels take a back seat to the supped-up cycles that descend on the Peninsula during the Red Bull…

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Nature Valley First Tee Open

As everyone knows, the Monterey Peninsula is home to some of the best golf courses in the world hosting the most prestigious of tournaments including the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and U.S. Open. While the U.S. Open is one of the most brutal and exacting tests in the game and the AT&T is the…

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Monterey Movie Tours

The Monterey Peninsula is beauty personified. From the hills in Carmel Valley to the Lone Cypress Tree in Pebble Beach visitors and locals alike marvel at dramatically different settings located throughout the area. A group with a different take on the stunning visuals is Hollywood location scouts. For years, the Peninsula has been the backdrop…

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Big Sur International Marathon

26.2 miles of grueling terrain coupled with strong winds and a stretch of road they call Hurricane Point. Beautiful pain, some runners call it. Others call it one of the most beautiful runs in the world. Everyone calls it the Big Sur International Marathon. Each year thousands of people, from elite Olympic runners and people…

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Sea Otter Classic 2012

2012 Sea Otter Classic ©Photograph Julie Braunstein One of the best things about the Monterey Peninsula is the bevy of fantastic and exciting events that happen almost every weekend.  Look on a calendar and you are sure to find something that peaks your interest. Why, just in the past month, the Peninsula has hosted the…

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