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Surfing Stinson Beach

We know you’re all just as worried as us about the future of our environment so here’s a quick list of organizations that can benefit from your donations and create big impact. What better gift for an eco-conscious loved…

hiking near Moraga

For a quick city break, head to the hills beyond Oakland for great food, views, a game of Frolf and the promise of peace and quiet in Moraga, an under-the-radar retreat worth a day away from it all.

From Alice Waters’ Berkeley food revolution in the 1970s to Jessica Largey (of Los Gatos), James Beard’s Rising Star Chef of 2015, the Bay Area has long been a frontrunner all things epicurean. It’s also a haven for all…

half moon bay

Located about 25 miles south of San Francisco, Half Moon Bay provides an ideal escape from city life. With beautiful and unspoiled nature, fantastic restaurants, and great people, this laid-back beach area offers a homey environment with a dash…

loma alta open space preserve

Loma Alta Open Space Preserve doesn’t land on most travelers’ itineraries, and for good reason: Tucked away between two residential neighborhoods in the sleepy towns of Fairfax and San Anselmo, this idyll of gurgling streams, beautiful forests, and crisscrossing…

yountville

The inaugural Yountville Live, a food, music, and wine festival, offered a unique opportunity to explore the charming town of Yountville. Unlike most food and beverage events, where guests are corralled into indoor tents and cramped spaces, Saturday’s Taste…

Curbside Creamery

The name Temescal is said to be derived from “temescalli,” an Aztec word for sweat lodge, but I didn’t see any of those as I wandered past flower-adorned gardens toward the Temescal Sunday Farmers Market in the parking lot…