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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: May 2016

Spring is here and there are lots of exciting things to do in Santa Barbara. While you are in town, plan a trip to the Channel Islands National Park. Adventure Company will be departing almost daily to Scorpion Anchorage for sea cave kayaking and start offering kayaking tours to Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island in…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: April 2018

*Updated 3/19/18 Spring is in the air and it is a great time to visit Santa Barbara. At the Adventure Company, we always recommend kayaking, surfing and biking during your visit; but don’t forget to check out the local events including Santa Barbara’s Earth Day Festival. Here is a list of fun community events happening…

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Matt Rodriguez and His Amazing Smile :)

Everyone loves a guide with a big smile regardless of the task at hand. If you can keep that smile on your face while you are cleaning dishes, loading kayaks and sorting wetsuits then you are truly a special person. Matt Rodriguez is one of those special people that always has a contagious smile on…

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Bachelorette Party Weekend in Santa Barbara

The very talented Julia Franzosa needed an incredible weekend surprise for her sister, so she hired Santa Barbara Adventure Company to help plan her sister’s Santa Barbara bachelorette party. Julia is a Chicago based family and event photographer and she captured some wonderful shots of her group on our Tasty Cupcake and Wine Tour. Here…

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5 Things To Do at Channel Islands National Park

Visiting Channel Islands National Park should be on everyone’s bucket list. This island destination off the coast of California offers world class kayaking, tranquil camping and several hiking options for outdoor enthusiasts. If you are unsure how to plan your day to the island, you should know about a few of the great options on…

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5 Fun Human History Facts about Santa Barbara

Sure, Santa Barbara is beautiful. Between the mountains and ocean, the award-winning wines and sublime downtown, it’s easy to understand why it’s such an alluring place for tourists, students and corporate retreats alike.  Its rich human history complements this setting. Whether from the nearby Channel Islands or Los Padres National Forest, people have made their…

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A Perfect Day: Santa Barbara Wine and Bike

Oh, I’m sorry. you didn’t have a perfect day yesterday? That’s so sad. Perhaps you should have been me yesterday, enjoying my perfect day. Yes, perhaps that would have increased your happiness quota. Alas! You are not me, and so the day of perfection remains mine and mine alone, but you can vicariously enjoy my…

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Top 5 Benefits of Corporate Team Building

Business team building can have a lot of traditional looks:  there can be outings to discuss goals and what is keeping “the group” from achieving them.  You can have icebreakers at meetings to get to know more about coworkers.  You can have book clubs to study latest leadership and group think philosophies and ideas.  Or,…

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Santa Barbara: 5 Things to do in the Rain

Updated March 12, 2018 We would like to think every day is going to be sunny and bright in Santa Barbara, but on occasion the rain will come down. Luckily there are several interesting and fun things to do on these wet occasions. Here are five of my favorites. 1) Visit the Natural History Museum…

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A Guide to Kayaking in Channel Islands National Park

Paddling in a kayak is unique in its own right, but the experience is even better when it’s done in a place as beautiful as the Channel Islands National Park. This California park offers sea caves, islands, incredible wildlife viewing and the possibility of camping. Together, these features allow for an unforgettable kayaking experience. The National…

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