I'd only ever heard of Santa Cruz in passing. Just on the peripheries of conversations. I'd googled where was the best place to surf on the West Coast of America and it had popped up here and there. I didn't pay it much attention but...

My love for New York City knows no bounds. It is such a strong love that I wonder if it will ever fade and I will tire of constantly dreaming of this crazy, harsh metropolis. If I will one day announce that somewhere else is to...