About Lindsay Shaffer

Lindsay Shaffer is a writer, teacher, and peak performance coach. She is also a former technology-phobe turned blogger. When she is not blogging or doing research, she still happily avoids all use of technology and heads for the outdoors.

Savor the Perfect Blend of Nutritious and Delicious at The Buttery

The Buttery in Santa CruzRich chocolate cupcakes, warm apple pie, and……. organic grilled vegetables?

That’s right, you can have it all! Health nuts and dessert lovers alike rejoice at The Buttery.

A bustling cafe on the corner of Soquel and Branciforte, The Buttery has been serving up delicious meals and baked treats for almost thirty years.

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Comfy Never Felt So Cool: The Abbey Santa Cruz Coffee, Art & Music Lounge

The Abbey Santa CruzLooking for a cool place to work or study?

The Abbey Coffee, Art, and Music Lounge combines all the comfort and convenience of your living room with the superior style of an artsy cafe.

The Abbey offers free Wi-Fi to all its customers, so you can grab a coffee and settle in for a few hours of work or study.  I even know a few people who work out of The Abbey running their small businesses.

A great place for students as well as working professionals, The Abbey is a quiet environment for work during the day and a rockin’ music venue on weekend nights.

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20 Summer Activities for Kids & Families in Santa Cruz


Looking for some fun family activities this summer?

Santa Cruz has no shortage of fun family and kid-friendly activities to keep you and your little ones entertained all summer long.

Here is a list of 20 kid and family friendly activities for the summer.

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