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Scaring up some Halloween fun


Courtesy of CambriaScarecrows.com
Handcrafted scarecrows dot downtown Cambria during the coastal town’s annual Scarecrow Festival.

Cambria’s annual Scarecrow Festival features hundreds of high-tech scarecrows through the end of October.

More than 350 scarecrows line the streets of Cambia for the entire month, each with a barcode visitors can scan with a smartphone to access information about how it was constructed.

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Enjoying a Rosé with Rover: On the scent of dog-friendly wineries

If you love traveling with your pet but your idea of a perfect trip involves sampling fine Cabernets in picturesque family vineyards, don’t worry. You don’t need to leave Rover behind – some nearby wineries welcome dogs.

A number of pet-friendly vineyards boast outdoor areas where pooches can run and play. Others allow dogs in the tasting room, and still others provide them with water bowls and treats.

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Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially priced spa specials, partner yoga classes and accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, the region’s only AAA Five Diamond resort, make the prospect of a getaway even more attractive.

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Hitting the road, in movies and in real life


media The soon-to-be released movie “Land Ho!” chronicles the enduring value of road trips as a pair of ex-brothers-in-law contemplate their futures while exploring Iceland.

Because airlines are making it harder for folks to use their frequent-flyer miles – United recently announced its plan to award based on ticket prices instead of miles flown – car trips may make a comeback.

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Central Coast village offers seaside features amid the pines


Eren Göknar/ Special to the Town Crier
A stop at Cambria’s Moonstone Beach proves a highlight on a romantic getaway to the Central Coast.

Cambria’s Moonstone Beach has probably been the site of more than a few marriage proposals. With its rugged 1.5-mile-long boardwalk trail and hills stretching the length of the little Central Coast town enveloped by pines, the spot offers a romantic backdrop.

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