pescadero

With family ties to Midwestern farming culture, I occasionally feel like something is missing from my metropolitan life in the East Bay. “Where are the endless rows of corn, larger-than-life skies and barn dancing parties?” I ask myself at…

I’ve been taking more two-wheeled road trips lately, so I’m not traveling much anymore in my Toyota. Public transportation has allowed this suburban-bred driver the unaccustomed ease of getting to work in the East Bay without a car. Yet…

bike responsibly

Napa, Santa Ynez, Paso Robles… wine towns abound in California. But factoring in travel, expensive accommodations, and various other factors, a simple “wine weekend” can translate to a hefty price tag. Fortunately, wine country is closer than you think—just…

Adventure Cat

On a recent sunny afternoon, I picked my way through the hustle and bustle of Pier 39 to Dock J, where a small Adventure Cat catamaran waited to transport me (literally and figuratively) far away from the tourist crowds and into…

CA Academy of Sciences rooftop

We all owe a lot to Mother Nature—everything, in fact. Spend this weekend giving something back to her. From joining local cleanup efforts to composting while sipping cocktails, there’s an activity for every type of earth lover. Citywide Celebrations…

Tucked away in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, Vail is broken up into three main areas of town: West Vail, Vail Mountain, and East Vail. Its easy to get from one to the other via the ski town’s…

napa by bike

We recently wrote about our favorite 10-mile bike rides in the Bay Area. While we’re fond of fun quick spins around San Francisco now and then, there’s something so rewarding about a long scenic ride, especially one that leads…

Outstanding in the Field

In this frustrating economic climate, Bay Area locals have at least one reason to be thankful: a burgeoning foodie revolution in the form of underground supperclubs, pop-up restaurants, and an ever-growing gaggle of gourmet food trucks. Regular Joes can…

fivetenburger.com Description Forget In-N-Out. Fivetenburger is the real deal. The primo burgers and artisan sandwiches are this popular Oakland food truck are all fresh, all the time. The quality meat comes from Golden Gate Meat Company and the perfect…