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Oakland Spice Shop in Oakland, CA

Visit Lake Merritt on any given day and you’ll undoubtedly find yourself amid a buzz of activity — people rowing on the placid waters, walking or jogging along the lake’s 3.4-mile trail, or simply sitting on one of the…

Santa Rosa sits squarely in the heart of Sonoma County and is a place ”where the beer flows like wine”(I’ve been waiting my whole life to use that Dumb and Dumber quote!). Just 55 short miles north of San…

Santa Cruz

The end of summer does not necessarily have to equal the end of fun, or the end of adventures. Weekends can provide just enough time for a quick jaunt to recharge your batteries before launching into another week of…

Sometimes, the right vacation can turn your life around. A little night sky, a touch of relaxation and a skosh of nature can be the perfect recipe for rejuvenation. Glen Ellen could be just the place to find this…

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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…

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…

Cavallo Point

About 15 years ago, I got a job in Sausalito. Within days, I was eating my lunch on the bay-front rocks while the egrets and pelicans dined on theirs 40 feet away in the San Francisco Bay. I weaved…

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…