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Barnyard Food and Wine Celebration 2014

Kentyn Reynolds - Wednesday, July 09, 2014


This year's Barnyard Food and Wine Celebration was another fun-filled event complete with live music by Victory Lane, a special performance by Delaney Ann, dozens of local wines, and mouth watering cuisine prepared by various local Barnyard restaurants. The proceeds generated from the event benefited the Carmel Valley Rotary Foundation.

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Exploring Don Smith's Photography

Kentyn Reynolds - Wednesday, February 05, 2014


Exploring Don Smith's Photography (Please Watch Video at Full Screen)

The first time I saw the photographs of Don Smith I recognized the works of a master. I believe my first impression was somewhere balanced between awe and intimidation. When I study Don's work I am constantly discovering new aspects of the photographs and many times I have to ask “how did he do that?” You can take just one of Don's photographs and spend hours exploring its details.  read more...

Carmel Mission Inn Features Monterey Bay Aquarium

Kentyn Reynolds - Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Beaches of Carmel, California

Kentyn Reynolds - Friday, November 29, 2013

The Beaches of Carmel, California On your next vacation to Carmel, don't forget to stop at the many beaches located only a short drive away from Carmel Mission Inn. Soft white sand, crystal blue water, and vibrant sunsets are just a few things you'll have to look forward to as you enjoy another wonderful day on the beach. Watch our short video to discover just a few of the many stunning beaches in Carmel.

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Your Carmel Adventure

Editor CMI - Sunday, August 04, 2013

YouTube Video Showing Monterey Peninsula Family Recreation

Bob Buescher - Wednesday, January 11, 2012

First our friends at Adventures By The Sea takes out kayaking, biking, and paddle boarding.  Next, the Monterey Bay Aquarium opens its doors for a private tour of the aquarium.   After viewing this video you will be ready bring the family to Monterey for a visit.  There are just so many family recreational options on the peninsula.    read more...


YouTube Video of Monterey Peninsula Golf

Bob Buescher - Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Our friends at Quail Lodge Golf Club and Rancho Canada Golf Club take us for a tour across the beautiful golf courses in the Carmel Valley.  This video has a great audio groove that captures the vibrant afternoon sunshine and a day at the golf course.  Towards the end of this short video we visit Cypress Point Golf Course, Monterey Peninsula Dunes Golf Course, and finally Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links.   read more...


Point Lobos State Reserve Video Tour

Kentyn Reynolds - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Point Lobos State Reserve video tour is now on YouTube.  You can come to Carmel for many reasons... food, dog friendly beaches, shopping, music, or any one of a hundred reasons... or you can just come for Point Lobos State Reserve.   I honestly believe it is the most spectacular stretch of coast in the world.  Many come for the unique flora and fauna of the reserve, but there is one hidden treasure that you need to know about... "the trails".   Someday I want to meet the park service personnel who are responsible for designing these beautiful trails, as they create a perfect stage for exploring this fairyland.  When you come to Point Lobos take some extra time and slowly wander this exotic coastline.   read more...


Pet Friendly Carmel By The Sea

Bob Buescher - Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pet Friendly Carmel By the Sea video tour is now on YouTube.  I live in an area where the beaches are closed to dogs, or if you go far enough you can find a beach where dogs can be on a leash.  Not in Carmel!   Carmel invites your dog to come play on the beach, run, jump, splash, and bring the beach sand home to your perfectly clean house.   This video celebrates the joy of dogs and the beach... and for a moment it covers the beauty of Carmel at night.    read more...


Video Visit to Carmel Mission

Kentyn Reynolds - Thursday, November 03, 2011

Carmel Mission video tour is on YouTube. CarmelMissionInn is located just a few blocks from the historic Carmel Mission. This video tries to give emphasis to the meditative quality of the cool courtyard on a sunny Sunday late-afternoon.  read more...