Nestled into a particularly beautiful stretch of Sonoma County’s 55-mile coast, Bodega Bay is a favorite destination for Bay Area residents as well as travelers.
This long-time home to a fishing boat fleet is a small, friendly town with a few shops and art galleries and excellent seafood restaurants.
Bodega Bay is jammed with hiking a […]
Bubbly in the morning, a wine-blending session after lunch, and a museum stop in the afternoon.
One day in the Napa is all you really need to get a good buzz, a quick tour of the highlights, and a few bottles for the house. But with all the summer traffic—not to mention the heat—you could easily spend most o […]
Whether you are heading off on a gap year, packing light for a couple of weeks summer break or getting stuck into the culture of a country for the foreseeable there is one thing we all have in common. The smartphone.
Here’s what you won’t find my phone without:
iPhone | Android
My love affair with Skyscanner is no s […]
From glamping in Guerneville to dressage in Nicasio, tips for living the good life on the sunny side of the Golden Gate.
SingleThread Farms. Photo: Courtesy of SingleThread/ Matthew Siciliano.
Beer Garden: Brewsters Beer Garden
229 Water St. N. (near E. Washington St.), Petaluma, 707-981-8330
Petaluma just boosted the North B […]
From Stinson Beach to Bodega Bay
1 The Casino Bar
The ultimate stealth dining paradise is found inside the funky Casino bar, where chef Mark Malicki produces ever-changing menus exactly based on what he can source most freshly that day. Working on a hamburger griddle with just a dishwasher and a server to support him, Malicki consistentl […]
Here is a fun list of 31 popular day trips from San Francisco. All of these trips are within 75 miles of downtown San Francisco. Travel time will vary depending on the time you leave and the day you go on. We have also included 15 popular San Francisco attractions that can be reached by bus or train.
San Francisco Day Trips
Before you […]
The sun is out, the weather is nice – time to head to wine country and enjoy all the flavors. Champagne taste with beer money.
Wine Country, particularly the Napa Valley, is the lap of luxury of the Bay Area, and an adult playground for the wealthy from all over the US. If you’ve spent some time wine tasting up there, and in S […]
Aside from decreasing your emissions and fuel costs, carpooling offers other bonuses like decreased need for vehicle maintenance. And if you are not the one driving, you can make new friends, finish up a few minutes of work, or make up for last night’s party with a little nap. Most big cities reward carpoolers with HOV lanes to accelera […]
Fall in Yosemite, particularly past mid-October, offers a quieter, peaceful experience.
Fall is also the perfect time for exploring the Yosemite Valley floor by bike. Tour the valley’s iconic landmarks on your own time and without the stress of summer car traffic. If you’re a climber, then you already know that fall is one […]
Wherever you’re heading, if you’re traveling during the holiday season, you need to realize that everyone else in the world is, too. But don’t let invasive security scanners, terrible drivers and long lines at airports get you down. We’re giving you tips to survive the holiday travel season without a Frosty […]
Before you set out to hike Bartholomew Park, a decision must be made: taste first, hike later, or hike first, taste later. Personally, we’re partial to a taste, hike, taste again combo, but however you arrange your day at Sonoma’s Bartholomew Park, prepare your senses for a nature and vino overload.
Founded in 1994 by the B […]
If you’re already having withdrawals from your summer camping trip, fear not, fall is a great time to pitch a tent in the Bay Area.
These nearby campsites are perfect to get your wilderness fix and take advantage of the incredible weather. Check out the list and start making plans!
Camp at Rob Hill Campground
Want to spend a night i […]
The Thrillist just posted the article “50 Ways to Take Your Summer to the Next Level”. As a last attempt to hold onto summer, I’m sharing the article here. Make the most of the small time we have left and grab your sweater/coat.
Sure, summer in San Francisco doesn’t translate to sun-soaked days at the beach, but that d […]
The weather is perfect right now to get out and enjoy some of our best local beaches. We truly are lucky to live in such a diverse wonderful place. Not get out there and enjoy.. read carefully since some of these gems are nude.
Photo by jdegenhardt.
If you’re in the mood for a serious hike, this is the beach for you. […]
Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilized society: it’s a wonderful experience. That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!
1. Use sage […]
Its amazing range of terroir and microclimates distinguishes Sonoma County as one of the most diverse winegrape-growing regions in the world. The Pacific coastline, redwood forests, fertile valleys, and mountains produce an array of exceptional wines.
Despite the myth that wine tasting is an expensive activity, there are dozens of wineri […]
With bulky jeans, boots, sweaters and outer layers taking up so much room in your bag, it can be tough to pack light for a cold-weather trip. Find out how to fit everything in—without racking up excess baggage fees in the process.
Packing light—or more accurately, packing right—can be one of the most challenging parts of travel pre […]