Carpinteria residents Kate and Greg Stewart – and the couple’s inherited dog, Keera – ventured more than 7,000 miles on a road trip last summer, traveling for more than a month and a half with their copy of CVN. Their highest point? Niagara Falls, New York, Kate told CVN.
Carpinteria resident Cynthia Crewdson and her husband, Phil, recently attended a Tottenham Hotspur Football Club game in England to celebrate her husband’s 60th birthday, from April 11 to April 17. Phil was born and raised in England, Cynthia told CVN, and has been a Tottenham fan since he w…
Carpinteria resident Vin Bennett brought along her copy of CVN for a “girls trip” to the Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Botanical Gardens, located in Hilo, Hawaii.
Carpinterian Annie Sly, second from left, recently attended an outdoor concert at Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida, alongside her lifelong friends David, Renee and Mark with their copy of CVN.
Carpinteria resident Richard Allgaier poses with his copy of CVN outside the Statue of Equality near Hyderabad, India. The statue depicts the 11th-century Indian philosopher Ramanuja.
Carpinterians Annie and Chris Gambler show off their copy of CVN while on Cable Beach, New Providence Island, located in the Bahamas.
Lisa Guravitz and former Carpinteria mayor Fred Shaw recently enjoyed a month of sightseeing and wine tasting in the six major wine regions of New Zealand. The two also visited Mount Cook, where they took a boat ride on a nearby lake and “got close enough to the glaciers to touch them,” Shaw…
Carpinterians Joe and Alice Vazquez recently embarked on a cruise along the Mexican Riviera with their four children – Carlos Vazquez, Andie Brown, Dolores Mecham and Sylvia Baugh – for their first ever family vacation. The cruise made stops in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and E…
Local David Braun brought along a copy of CVN while kayaking and exploring the Chilean coast of the Patagonia region. Braun told CVN he and the others in his group spent more than 30 days in the area. “We experienced truly raw nature in a place devoid of human impact,” Braun told CVN. “A tou…
Rebecca Griffin, realtor at Murphy King Real Estate, and her daughter Alleea Griffin, an instructional aide at Carpinteria Unified School District, visited the Arctic Circle in Finland in search of the Northern Lights. “We found Santa instead,” Rebecca told CVN.
Carpinteria Family School classmates, Sylvie and Amber Freund, and Skylar and Sylas Ziegler, take a break from sledding to read CVN at Mount Pinos. The two families vacationed at the mountain during Spring break.
Carpinterian Amanda McIntyre posed with what she called her favorite newspaper, CVN, in the central court of the Shangri La estate built by Doris Duke in Oahu, Hawaii.
Carpinterians Lourdes and Erick Trigueros brought their copy of CVN along for Lourdes’ 60th birthday celebration in February, which included a three city tour of Europe.
Carpinterian John Parsons, founder of the non-profit “Gloves for Cuba,” took a group trip to Cuba in January to bring baseball gloves to the area. Parsons formed the non-profit in 2016. From left, tour guide Noel, Keith Smith, Danny Reyes, Hector Hurtado, Parsons and Dave Chamness pose for a…
Eight-year-old Max Rawding, left, and his 10-year-old brother Owen, right, recently returned home to Chelmsford, Massachusetts, after spending a week in Carpinteria with their parents and grandparents.
Carpinterian Jeff Calzada brought along his copy of CVN on a trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, designated as such due to its historical significance. Calzada said he watched the Super Bowl while exploring the city.
Local Katia Percca and her fiancé Mike recently visited Honolulu, Hawaii, posing on the beach with their copy of CVN. During their trip, the couple was able to watch sea turtles while at the Puaʻena Point Beach Park in the North Shore area of the island of Oahu.
On his way to Antarctica, Stephen Joyce took time to visit Iguazu Falls, one of the three great waterfalls of the world, located on the Argentina/Brazil/Paraguay border. “For sheer magnificence and ability to get really up close to all the different falls, I rate this the best overall,” Joyc…
Ian and Kathryn Stokes of Mussel Shoals smile outside the entrance of the EPCOT theme park with their copy of CVN, along with their children: four-year-old Oliver, two-year-old Theodore and five-month-old Alice.
Carpinterian Marianne Rauch brought along her copy of CVN to Stuart, Florida, on a trip to visit former residents Larry Hunt and his wife. Stuart is known for deep sea fishing, especially of sailfish, Rauch told CVN. It is also the home of golf legend Tiger Woods.
Carpinteria locals Jim and Leslie Bowles pose with their copy of CVN outside the Island Dogs Bar in Key West, Florida, where the couple ventured to watch powerboat racing.
Retirees Kit and Becky Richardson pose with their copy of CVN as they begin to land on the Arctic Peninsula, with the Swan Hellenic cruise ship VEGA floating in the distance behind them.
Locals Dorothy Long and Dan Drennan visited Disneyland together in January, to take one last ride on Splash Mountain before the attraction closed permanently. “It was, as usual, screaming fun!” Drennan told CVN.
Local marine biologist Holly Lohuis posed with her copy of CVN – which features Lohuis and her boyfriend Chuck Graham on the cover – while sailing through Antarctica in the Weddell Sea.
Local Eric Castro, the community engagement librarian at Carpinteria Community Library, took his copy of CVN to San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico, during November 2022. Castro stood in the foreground of the “incredible, ancient Mesoamerican city,” he said, which can be seen in the background.
Amanda McIntyre holds her copy of CVN outside a church near San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico.
Carpinteria resident Diana Andonian, right, recently returned from Santa Ana Pueblo near Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she attended the 2022 Women’s PGA Cup. Diana told CVN she attended to cheer for her sister, Sherry Andonian, a member of Team USA. They won, she told CVN, beating out Canad…
Carpinteria locals Michelle Kisor and Gordon Gill posed with a copy of CVN outside the temple of Apollo, home of the Oracle of Delphi, in Greece.
The Bustillos, Handall and Hernandez families of Carpinteria took a lakeside photo with their copy of CVN while on vacation in Mammoth. “We had a great time,” Maricela Handall told CVN.
Carpinteria locals, from left, Kathy and Mike Dawson, Diane and Cutris Lopez, Sheri Berkowitz and Gene Wanek went on a trip to the St. John Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, which Curtis described as “eight days of island bliss.”
The accompanying vintage sketch vividly illustrates youthful exuberance and the joy of early surfing at the Cove. It shows four friends on longboards realizing they have been caught inside at Rincon by an approaching winter swell. Headed “Next Winter,” the caption reads “here comes a Rincon …
Carpinteria local Nancy Foerster drove more than 1,400 miles in 16 days through three countries in the United Kingdom, shortly after the Queen of England passed away on Sept. 8, 2022.
Residents Lisa Rader and Michael Quigley pose for a photo with their copy of CVN at the 35th Annual Huntsman World Senior Games in Saint George, Utah. “The Senior Games were established to foster worldwide peace, health and friendship,” Quigley told CVN.
Carpinteria resident Autumn Fiore Palm took her copy of CVN on her trip to Montréal, Quebec in Canada, and posed while out sightseeing. Palm said this photo was taken on a “bright autumn day while seeing the sights like the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal.”
Carpinteria City Librarian Jody Thomas snapped a photo of herself with her copy of CVN outside of the Alhambra, a palace and fortress located in Granada, Spain, on Friday, Oct. 7.
Carpinteria resident Kevin Baird and friends hiked 20 miles in the high-altitude mountains of the Colorado Rockies, with the high point being James Peak, at 13,300-foot altitude. Baird said CVN made for a great read, standing above the world while trying to catch his breath.
Carpinteria resident Stefan Pitruzzelli took a copy of CVN on a trip up the coast, visiting Carmel, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay and San Francisco before continuing north to the Russian River, and over to Saint Helena. He showed off his copy of CVN outside the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francis…
Carpinteria residents Martha Jeanne Wood and her husband Brent enjoyed a memorable trip to Switzerland, the pair told CVN, where they were hosted by their friend Martin Gross. Martin was an exchange student in Carpinteria and lived with the Chuck and Martha MacGillivray family while attendin…
Carpinterian Nancy Waller took a copy of CVN Vol. 28, No. 45 on a recent trip to St. Louis, Missouri, making sure to visit the St. Louis Science Center.
Carpinterian Jessica Stovall and her daughter Isabella traveled to Tamarindo, Costa Rica with several good friends, including Stefany Zimmerman, Esther Brand and Monica Sanchez, for good surfing and jungle exploration.
Jane Benefield, left, and her friend Anna Ogata jumped into a Hollywood adventure with a copy of CVN – “another time and space,” Benefield said.
Marla Daily took CVN to new heights last month on her hike up Picacho del Diablo – Devil’s Peak – on Santa Cruz Island.
Shelia Tenold kept a copy of the Coastal View News with her on her recent trip to Mont-St-Michel in Normandy, France, alongside friends Bakula and Dirk, she told CVN. Tenold and Bakula began their trip in Paris before meeting Dirk in Lille, France.
From left, Neal Barlett, Clyde and Diana Freeman and Sally Green brought along a copy of CVN with them as they traveled the lush green Scotland for 17 days. The four took a trip to St. Andrews before jotting over to Edinburgh, where they posed with the latest CVN at the Edinburg Castle. They…
From left, Roberta and Steve Christiansen, Sandy Evans and Sandy Brown popped over to Moorpark for its exotic animal training program, where the four attended an animal show and visited with the animals – of course, with a copy of CVN in hand.
Carpinteria’s Girl Scout Troop 50006 threw a copy of CVN into their suitcases on their trip to Costa Rica last month, traveling alongside girl scouts from Illinois and Pennsylvania. The group learned more sustainable agriculture, scout leader Kristina Calkins said, and visited several farms.
Carpinteria’s own Mike Betliskey, a deacon at St. Joseph Catholic Church, captured a snap with a copy of CVN while on a trip to Stanford University, preparing for open heart surgery. The Carpinteria community and beyond raised over $15,000 for Betliskey to get a patient lift gantry late last…
With a copy of CVN in hand, Carpinteria friends Jane Craven, Linda Sheaffer, Connie Thompson and Susan Pollard – pictured with Tim, a piano player from their cruise – hopped on the cruise ship, Ocean Victory, for a trip on the sea.
The Goulart family, joined by the Greene and Doherty families, took a trip to Eastern Slovakia for a family reunion. The family visited Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary. With a copy of CVN in their hands, they snagged local foods and visited castles, a cave and even a palace across the …
Rosa Markolf took a refreshing trip to Ireland with her friends last month – from Dublin to Belfast to Londonderry, she had her copy of CVN by her side.
From left, Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning members Carie Smith, Rebecca Griffin, Karen Glancy and Kim Fly took a copy of CVN to the annual International Rotary Convention in Houston, Texas. The pair joined nearly 50 other Rotarians for training.