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Michael Chiacos

Michael Chiacos: Santa Barbara’s Nature Boy

What happens when you raise your kid in a mountain cabin in the backwoods of Santa Barbara? Well, he turns out awesome. That is how Michael Chiacos describes his youth – running through the creeks, exploring nature and having a really good time. His father, Lee Chiacos, is a well know local bohemian, part of…

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Kayaking Santa Barbara

Kayaking with Kids in Santa Barbara

Our family recently took a week long Spring Break vacation to Santa Barbara. I had recently become the Southern Destination Guroo for a family-travel website called Trekaroo. I was determined to find a great adventure for our family that I could share with readers who might be looking for fun this summer. When I found…

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Santa Barbara Local Rachel

Rachel S. Thurston: Entertaining and Lovable

When I think of our most entertaining and loved guides over the last 12+ years at SBACo, Rachel S. Thurston has to be at the top of the list. If you have ever had the good fortune to go on trip led by Rachel, you know just how entertaining and lovable she is. Not only…

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Jesse Aizenstat: Adventure Seeker

Over the years, I have had some real adventure seekers come through my doors. One example is Jesse Aizenstat. Jesse started working with me as an assistant guide just out of high school. He was a local kid who was recommended by friends – a good surfer and hard worker.  As a young and new…

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A Santa Barbara Legend

A Santa Barbara Legend: Guide Amy Di Chiro

There have been a lot of great guides at the Adventure Company over the years, but there are a few legends – guides that can pull off a great trip despite all odds. Guests will call, email or write reviews about these amazing creatures – giving testimony to their incredible skills. Quotes like, “Amy might…

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