100 Mile SLO Swim Challenge (2019)

It is a brisk afternoon and I am heading down to the local pool for my next swim (SLO Swim Center – ). I am excited to jump feet first into the pool to cool down, get some exercise, and just enjoy the water. Swimming has become one of my favorite activities and jumping in […]

Celebrate the Fourth of July: Central Coast Style (2018 update)

Celebrating 4th of July on the Central Coast

Pick Your Fireworks Location and Plan Your Day Around One of These Ocean Towns Here are three of our flavorite Central Coast places (Pismo Beach, Morro Bay/Cayucos, Cambria) updated for 2018 to get your fireworks fix and create an Independence Day to remember, along with restaurant and other recommendations from the Flavor Team. (Please do […]

Return of the Monarchs – Butterflies Fill the Air in Pismo Beach (Updated 2018)

From November to February, thousands of Western Monarch Butterflies overwinter near Pismo Beach. All is quiet as you walk toward the towering eucalyptus trees in the Monarch Butterfly Grove near Pismo Beach. Nothing seems to be going on, just a gentle breeze that’s ruffling the leaves. But you pause, and look up. There, high in […]

2018: Dive In to a Great New Year (Pismo Beach Polar Plunge)

Feature Video Happy New Year from the Flavor Team! How did you ring in this shiny new year? We kicked off 2018 with a Polar Bear Plunge into the chilly waters off Pismo Beach. Whew! Bracing and invigorating! Let’s all dive in to new beginnings, fresh starts, and the uncharted waters of new experiences as […]

Tooth & Nail Winery: Paint Bar Activity (46 West Wineries, Paso Robles)

Feature Video When we heard about the Anti-Valentine’s Paint Bar at Tooth & Nail Winery along the 46 West wine trail in Paso Robles, we knew we wanted to sign up. (And we suggest you do the same next time it’s offered.) Why? Unconventional winery: The castle (complete with moat) setting of Tooth & Nail […]

Mission Accomplished 2017: Another 100 Miles in the SLO Swim Center Challenge

One year, and many (many) hours later, we accomplished our goal of completing the SLO Swim Center’s 100-Mile Challenge for the second year in a row. And as we rediscovered and came to understand more deeply, there’s more to reaching the goal than making it to the finish. It really is about the journey, and […]

New Year’s Activity Guide: Central Coast Style

We promise not to start this with clichés about how quickly this year has whizzed past (but ain’t that the truth?!). Instead, we’ll focus on making plans to celebrate all that happened in 2017 and welcome in the New Year. Of course, there’s always the option of making reservations at your restaurant of choice, but […]

Got Pumpkins? 7 Places to Pick Your Perfect Calabasa in SLO

It’s pumpkin time. Not only does that mean it’s time for pumpkin-spiced everything (and we mean everything), but it’s time to go pumpkin hunting for the perfect orange orb that will add the fall touch to your décor or become the canvas for the best carved jack-o-lantern in the neighborhood. And, sure, you can dig […]

What’s SUP! 10 Easy Tips to Rock your First Stand-Up Paddleboarding Experience

Feature Video Otters raise their heads in hello. Silver schools of fish flow and reshape through the kelp like mercury. Harbor seals bark their greeting. Or perhaps they’re barking a strong suggestion for you to slow down, breathe, and relax. After all, you’re on a Stand-Up Paddleboard. As you gently dip your paddle and glide […]

Firelight Rhapsody: Enjoy the Simple Pleasure of a Pismo Beach Campfire (10 Easy Steps)

Feature Video Sitting with friends around the campfire, watching the waves, cooking simple camp food, and enjoying life…. Ah, yes. This is one of the Flavor Team‘s favorite activities, all year round. Over the years, we’ve learned a few tricks to building a beach fire. Here’s what you need to know to create your own […]