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.
The sun often sets with stunning beauty over San Francisco Bay, raising a question: where should you go to enjoy and celebrate it?
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.
Pacifica, along the coast at the southwest edge of San Francisco, is a pleasing oceanside destination in itself and also a potential alternative to lodging in the metropolitan downtown, about 20 minutes away by car.
If you ask me to sing the praises of a single beach in San Francisco, my choice would be Baker Beach.
Coastal San Mateo, south of San Francisco on Highway 1, is a joy to drive. It presents lighthouses and historic shipwrecks as well as ethnic history (such as Portuguese farmers), small towns, and appealing beaches, some with tidepools.
Sarah Winchester, the heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune, built a 160-room mansion in San Jose, partly because she was obsessed with the process of building and partly because she had a disposable income of $1,000 a day.
Getting out on San Francisco Bay in a boat of some kind, such as a Ferry or a Hornblower cruise, is a concept I recommend to all visitors and locals. San Francisco Bay is such an inviting body of water to encounter.
Fisherman’s Wharf, along San Francisco’s northern waterfront, ranks as one of the most popular aspects of the city for visitors.
Visiting Leland Stanford's Farm, Stanford University, offers a visitor an engaging view of one of the lovelier campuses in the west.
The spirit of Billy Ralston is one of the best introductions to San Mateo County, the strip of land immediately south of San Francisco.
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.
Google asked me to participate with Local Tips on the San Francisco segment of its new product, called Touringbird, now covering 20 worldwide cities.
The sea lions of Pier 39 and the popular Aquarium of the Bay, celebrating all the Bay creatures, help make Pier 39 one of the most visited attractions in San Francisco.
If you want to experience the best-of-the-best fine art culture available during a San Francisco visit, put the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park at the top of your must-do list.
The simple joy of a Cable Car ride in San Francisco is something every visitor should consider.
San Francisco's renowned science museum, the Exploratorium, is a curiosity-inspiring facility, whose exhibits will appeal to all ages. Science education and enlightenment is the goal, but through interactive and imaginative experiences.
Lee Foster’s website/blog www.fostertravel.com has won an award in the annual BATW (SF Bay Area Travel Writers www.batw.org) Best 2017 Travel Writing and Photography Awards.
What are the best beaches both north and south of San Francisco, as well as in San Francisco? My recommendations: Baker Beach in San Francisco, followed by Ocean Beach and Fort Funston. North, consider Limantour, then Heart's Desire, Bodega Dunes, Goat Rock, and Manchester. South, try Montara and then Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and Ano Nuevo.
Could the travel destination guide app, a genre that flourished for a few years and then declined, make a comeback? Lee Foster thinks it will. He has just released his new and improved app San Francisco Travel & Photo Guide: The 100 Top SF/Bay Area Travel Experiences.
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 8 of 10.
There was a time in the 1960s, when Mario Savio spawned a Free Speech movement and protestors unhappy with the Vietnam War led an ongoing anti-war chant. At that time many Americans had a definite opinion on Berkeley, the stronghold of both movements.
The historic origin of modern San Jose, CA, can be seen in the Santa Clara Mission and in the downtown preservation of the Peralta Adobe and Fallon House.
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.
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”?