The Golden Gate Bridge symbolizes the joy and beauty that so many San Francisco visitors and locals experience when they encounter The City.
In spite of the Great Quake and Fire of 1906, which destroyed 28,000 buildings, impressive pockets of San Francisco's Victorian architecture survived. They can be enjoyed today, if you know where to find them. The 14,000 structures that remained were mainly west of Van Ness Avenue.
Downtown Napa City offers a satisfying Napa Valley California travel experience.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is where the movement to save California's coastal redwoods began.
Spring wildflowers inspire joyful outings in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
Here is my list of Best Restaurants Berkeley, Oakland, East Bay California. From time to time, let us pause for culinary reflection on the restaurant joys of modern life. Let us appreciate both the creativity and the brutal repetitive hard work required to succeed in the modern restaurant scene.
Downtown Berkeley California's Arts District Culture offers three main venues: The BAMPFA Museum for art, Berkeley Rep for theater, and Freight & Salvage for music.
Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto, a Berkeley landmark restaurant in the culinary history of the West, recently closed, after 128 years of serving seafood. California magazine used two of my photos to illustrate its retrospective article.
A relatively new art form now proliferates in San Francisco. It is called "light art," meaning the use of light to create art sculptures, at night, with the City as the dark canvas.
The December Holidays/Christmas in San Francisco presents a magical and festive time. Enjoy it with an abundance of no-cost or low-cost celebration at three main venues—Union Square, Embarcadero/Market Street, and Pier 39.
If you’re looking for a travel-excursion antidote to depressing environmental news, consider an outing to view the saved-from-extinction Tule Elk at Point Reyes National Seashore in Californa. Point Reyes is about an hour north of San Francisco.
Google asked me to participate with Local Tips on the San Francisco segment of its new product, called Touringbird, now covering 20 worldwide cities.
Tiburon is an engaging place to consider visiting when you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area. This small town lies on the north side of the Bay.
San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world's most beloved icons. The story of how it was built is engaging. The many places where you can view or photograph it are intriguing, such as Baker Beach, Crissy Field, or Conzelman Road in the Marin Headlands. 2012 marked the 75th anniversary of the Bridge.
Silicon Valley's High Tech Heritage is the story of the computer and the technology revolution affecting the world. The story comes alive at the Apple Park Visitor Center and at three great museums in California’s Silicon Valley.
Fisherman’s Wharf, along San Francisco’s northern waterfront, ranks as one of the most popular aspects of the city for visitors.
In the middle of San Francisco Bay, occupying some of the choicest real estate on the planet, with stunning views, are two islands that are symbols of opposite tendencies--Alcatraz Island (for secure incarceration) and Angel Island State Park (for immigrant hope).
My long love affair with Califia is well known to many of you. This is my Valentine's Day love letter to Califia.
This article on my neighborhood, Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto, has appeared in the new book from the Bay Area Travel Writers, titled Taste of Travel. Alice Waters remains a presiding spirit over Berkeley’s celebrated Gourmet Ghetto. But there are newcomers also who enliven the scene.
East from San Francisco stretches the Oakland Berkeley East Bay. A visitor looking for attractions, things to see and do, can enjoy Oakland's Jack London Square, Yoshi's Jazz Club, Port of Oakland, Asiatown, Old Oakland, Preservation Park, the Paramount Theater, Lake Merritt, the Oakland Museum, and Lakeside Park and Garden Center. A visitor to Berkeley will enjoy the UC Berkeley University, also known as the University of California Berkeley, plus Chez Panisse and the Gourmet Ghetto, along with the downtown Berkeley Repertory Theater, Telegraph Avenue, many fine restaurants, and special neighborhoods such as the Elmwood.
Airbnb now has a significant influence on more that worldwide lodging. Airbnb will affect travel experiences, travel journalism, and corporate culture in many ways.
The “forms” in which we publish our big projects, our “books,” continue to evolve. Could a “website book” be considered a new form? What is the rationale for publishing a book as a “website book”?
This is a "website book" version of my SF Travel & Photo Guide: The Top 100 Travel Experiences in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this "website book" version, everything in the 120 chapters of the book can be seen by you in this Table of Contents file. When you click forward to look at a chapter, you can always browser click back to where your were in the Table of Contents.
I am releasing here the content in this new travel ebook/app in ten alphabetical “clusters.” Each cluster will have 12 sections of the total 120 in the ebook/app. This is alphabetical release 10 of 10.
I am releasing here the content in this new travel ebook/app in ten alphabetical “clusters.” Each cluster will have 12 sections of the total 120 in the ebook/app. This is alphabetical release 9 of 10.