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By Sabrina Hunt

Patched: Expressions of the Journey

Now-a-days if you walk into a clothing store, you’ll likely notice that you’re surrounded by patches. Commonly used as labels on what would otherwise be blank garments or paired with the subtle nods to the enlightened, patches act as souvenirs, repair kits, and expressions of their owners. Most people don’t think twice about them, but over the past century, patches have weaseled their way into sub-culture, turning heads as stark portrayals of individuality. Originally symbols of intense poverty, indicating a life of hard labor and the lack of means to buy new clothes, patches were not sought after (1). It wasn’t until the OG counterculture movement dusted them off for round two that they started to make their comeback. Members...

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By Sabrina Hunt

Bodega Bay, The Intersection

A far cry from the stereotypical California coast town, Bodega Bay isn’t where you’ll catch tanned skin on boards or bare feet running down palm tree lined streets. This sleepy fishing town lives on a rocky stretch of the 101 that cuts through the teeth of rugged Sonoma County. With power of the sea due west and the natural landscapes of California to the east it’s intersection caught our eye and proved ideal for a weekend jaunt. The following is your field guide to one of Northern California’s hidden treasures. Claim to Fame Bodega Bay might not have inspired any of the Beach Boys greatest hits, but it certainly caught the eye of one of Hollywood’s most renowned directors, Alfred...

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By Sabrina Hunt

Shoulder Season ~ A Mountain Town At Its Best

Whether you're a lifetime weekender or you were born with fresh mountain air in your lungs, there's a certain unexplainable complexity to the relationship people have with mountain towns. I grew up in Sacramento and lived for the weekends that brought me to the nearest mountain town of Lake Tahoe. Caught somewhere between tourists and locals, it was a funny personal sense of home that drove us back here time and time again. My connection comes in the form of a tiny cabin on the north shore built by my grandfather and his friends. What was once four powder blue walls in the woods, now houses generations of memories passed on by decade old polaroids that steal glances from us...

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By Sabrina Hunt

Virginia City - A Step Back In Time

A five-minute drive from one end of downtown to the other, seven with traffic, Virginia City isn’t at the top of everyone’s bucket list. But, any good traveler knows that there’s no such thing as a flyover city and everyone who’s ventured, knows to keep it on the radar. Perfect for those who feel nostalgic reminiscing over their fifth-grade gold rush field trip, prefer a saloon to a cocktail bar, or simply appreciate a genuine slice of the old wild west, Virginia City is most certainly worth a visit. The following is your field guide to 1855. Before you pass the Virginia City welcome sign, you’re going to want to know a little about the town’s history. Back in its day, the most...

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