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Southern California’s car culture may embrace the personal vehicle, but sun-kissed Santa Monica is different. This compact seaside community welcomes car-free visitors with a healthy cycling community, robust public transportation options and pedestrian-only shopping streets. Here’s our guide to new…

Yes, you may be just getting over the frantic holiday season (and, let’s be honest, a little happy that school has started up again), but that doesn’t mean you aren’t ready for a nice little family vacation—especially when there…

Every year, the New York Times fuels our wanderlust with its annual list of places to visit. In addition to the far-flung and exotic, this year’s 52 Places to Visit in 2016 touts our very own East Bay for its culinary wonders,…

Glamping in Cali

The days may be getting shorter, but that only means it’s the perfect time to squeeze in one more outdoor escape before the El Niño brings us some much needed rain. With the help of some awesome partners, oM…

On Saturday, October 10, it’s 5:00 (or, rather, 4:30) in Orinda. The Art of Mixology Craft Cocktail Competition will feature the “signature cocktails” of myriad competitors, all vying for the coveted Mixologist of the Year title. Attendees get to sample all…

There’s rarely a reason not to enjoy wine, but come September sipping feels ever more imperative. Not only does the mild weather lend itself both crisp summery whites and robust winter reds, but harvest season means the grapes (and festivals) abound….

One of the many gems of Sonoma County, the quaint village of Bodega is charming any old day, but it’s even more appealing when you bring in a celebration of wine, craft brews, and some of the best, freshest…