How to Afford Healthy Food


We all pretty much know that we should be eating organic produce, cutting down on dairy and meat consumption, and only buying as much food as we’re going to eat. But all of those things can be a lot easier said than done. Wikihow recently produced a nice checklist of ways to  eat healthy and…

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Growing by Fergal Smith


Have you been watching this series from Line 9 and Fergal Smith called “Growing”? It’s pretty much everything we are thinking about right now — farming and surfing. And it’s pretty epic. If you haven’t been keeping up or aren’t familiar at all, you should really watch from the beginning. The latest episode, #13 (!)…

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DIY Self-Watering Planter Bed

diy gardening

Here in California, we’re thirstier than ever. Our reservoirs are drying up and rainfall has his catastrophic lows. We’re doing our part to take shorter showers and wash dishes more consciously, but most of what drinks up the precious water that we have in our fine state is agriculture. This is a huge, possibly the…

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The Transparentsea Voyage


Happening tonight in Encinitas! The premiere of Justin Krumb and the Saltwater Collective’s latest activist surf movie “The Transparentsea Voyage.” The documentary highlights the efforts of a group of gifted athletes, musicians, celebrities and artists on a campaign aimed at focusing attention on coastal environmental issues. Experience the voyage from start to finish as the crew…

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Surf Craft at Mingei

surf craft at mingei

San Diego is home to a surf museum, but this summer, surf craft has taken over another museum in the heart of our beloved Balboa Park (that’s where our largest museum institutions live). The Mingei International Museum, a two-story gallery who’s mission is to showcase folk art, craft and design from outside of the traditional…

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Making It: Saint Archer Beer

Saint Archer Beer

If you don’t live in Southern California, this post might make you sad or jealous or at the very least, thirsty. But if you have Instagram and follow any number of professional action sports athletes, you probably already know what we’re talking about. Saint Archer Beer is a new craft beer company that is owned…

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40 Travel Tips That Are Simply Brilliant


We all have our secret little travel tips — roll instead of fold, stick bottles inside of shoes to save space, always bring a change of clothes in a carry on. These are like ancient family secrets but the website Distractify has compiled a list that took us by surprise. These 40 travel tips are…

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Working to Solve the Food Problem


Our former intern Vanessa Ratjen has picked up and moved her life into a van that she’s driving all over the southern hemisphere. From the road, she’s finding inspiring people and asking them about how they make it work, that whole committing-your-life-to-a-greater-cause thing. She documenting everything on her blog Awesome-istic. From time to time, we’ll republish some…

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