Tag Archives: San-Francisco

Tuesday Deal Day: Holiday Getaway at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

Christmas at Mandarin Oriental San Francisco

The double Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco invites guests to enjoy all that the City by the Bay has to offer this holiday season. From a festive family vacation to a romantic getaway, the hotel is pleased to offer travelers of all ages the ultimate holiday escape. Festive Family Fun Package From the renowned Ferry […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Hit a Home Run with San Francisco Baseball Package

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco is just a stone’s throw away from the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park and is the only luxury property along San Francisco’s waterfront. The season, you can combine luxury and baseball with the Hyatt Regency’s San Francisco Baseball package. The package includes: Accommodations for two $20 food and beverage credit […]

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Hello 2012: Bucket List Update

USTA Pow Wow closing party at San Francisco City Hall

Last year around this time I published my bucket list – a stream of conscious list of things I wanted to do, places to go, and things to see.  I knew it was pretty ambitious; it was meant to be.  Instead of having all these ideas rolling around in my head, I wanted to put […]

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Alcatraz: The Rock in the San Francisco Bay

Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay

Channel your inner Al Capone or “Machine Gun” Kelly with a visit to Alcatraz Island on your next stay in San Francisco.  Located in the San Francisco Bay, about a mile offshore, the island served as a lighthouse and military site before becoming a Federal prison in 1963. Alcatraz operated as a federal penitentiary for […]

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San Francisco Awaits

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco California

  I’ll be in San Francisco for nearly a week, the first time that I’ve spent that long in this city for many years.  For far too long, San Francisco has been a pass through city for me, somewhere I’ve stayed while en route to somewhere else, or somewhere for a quick little stop over. […]

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Splendor in San Francisco: Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco

In the middle of San Francisco’s Walter S. Johnson Park, sits the Palace of Fine Arts, an easily recognizable piece of San Francisco architecture.  You’ve likely seen it in many photographs, with attractive shots both by day and by night. The Palace was designed as part of the 1915, Panama Pacific Exposition, an event hosted […]

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Forture Cookie Factory Tour in San Francisco

fortune cookie

Many cities with large Chinese and Chinese-American communities have fortune cookie factories, and many provide tours.  If you are in San Francisco’s Chinatown, you can find a fortune cookie factory tour at the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, in an alley historically known for its brothels and gambling.  You can smell the fortune cookies being […]

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5 Awesome Day Trips From San Francisco

Santa Cruz boardwalk at night

A guest post for today, Black Friday, as I take a long weekend off to enjoy time with family and friends.  With these great ideas to get you thinking, there’s no reasons not to get away from San Francisco for a fun day trip. —- San Francisco is a wonderful place to visit not only […]

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Dinner & Movie at Foreign Cinema

Candlelight Dinner - Foreign Cinema SF

Long the classic date, dinner and a movie usually requires delicate timing.  And early dinner and a late movie?  Or an early movie and a late dinner?  With both choices fraught with potential for timing disasters and arguments, why not do both at the same time — at San Francisco’s Foreign Cinema. Movies, which start […]

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Driving the Crookedest Street in the World

For one block, San Francisco’s Lombard Street is the crookedest street in the world.  You may have seen that one block in photographs, movies, or on television, but the full length of the street is much more than just that one block. The street runs east and west, and starts at The Presidio, runs through […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]

A Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Universal Orlando Resort

Holiday magic is a real thing. A feeling deep in your soul. A feeling that brightens your smile, lights up […]