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In the book, How to Cycle, published in 1892, Dr. K.K. Doty wrote that “Cyclers see considerable more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh…

Herringbone Santa Monica II

Last year, the Los Angeles metro opened up a new car-free beach world with the launch of the Expo Line. Taking the train to the very last stop drops you off in downtown Santa Monica where streets of shops…

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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…

Biking in Sunset

If your idea of a fun bike ride doesn’t involve full-body spandex and an all-day trek up an insurmountable hill, then look no further than the 10-mile ride. Although the nine-mile loop in our own beloved Golden Gate Park…

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.

things to do in santa clara

Although it’s best known as a base for tech companies and the future home of the San Francisco 49ers, Santa Clara is a destination in its own right. You may not think to visit it, but that’s exactly why…

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…