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Travel

Santa Cruz is steeped in surf culture — and redwoods

Visit this surf city’s Boardwalk with its fun rides and weekly concerts

But don’t miss Roaring Camp, about six miles away

It boasts gold panning, a blacksmith — and a cool locomotive ride through a towering redwood forest

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Into the Wild(woods) of New Jersey

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The faces of Southern Italy

SANT'ELIA, Italy - When you're standing on a cliff on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, you don't look down. You look up, mumble a prayer and you jump.

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Ride along on a steam train through the redwood forest

Roughly 6 miles from Santa Cruz, Roaring Camp features locomotive train rides through the redwood forest. Here's a look at a trip led by Sonora Shay No. 7, a steam train originally built for a lumber company in 1911.
Patrick S. Pemberton Special to The Tribune
Ride along on a steam train through the redwood forest 1:40

Ride along on a steam train through the redwood forest

San Luis Obispo Triathlon fun for all 0:52

San Luis Obispo Triathlon fun for all

Hiking the Reservoir Canyon Trail 1:17

Hiking the Reservoir Canyon Trail

Watch Tim McGraw in concert at the California Mid-State Fair 0:56

Watch Tim McGraw in concert at the California Mid-State Fair