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Slow Half Moon Bay

A year ago, I walked from Santa Cruz to Monterey—mostly on the beach. Walk the Bay, run by Slow Adventure founder Margaret Leonard, is a four-day, 40-mile inn-to-inn trek along the coast of Monterey Bay. I’ve visited the area more times than I can count, but until that hike, had never been alone for hours [...]

Passports With Purpose: Win a Stay at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Tomorrow is the launch of Passports With Purpose, the fundraiser by travel bloggers to support projects in the developing world. Last year, PWP raised $65,000 to build a village in India, and this year we plan to raise $80,000 to build two libraries in southern and eastern Zambia. The beneficiary of this year’s project is Room [...]

Studio Gourmet

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to check out a relatively new culinary event: Studio Gourmet. Held at Circolo Restaurant and Lounge, the show features a different local chef each month. First, there’s a cooking demonstration, then an interview with host Brad Lev, and it all wraps up with cocktails and small bites. [...]

Behind the Scenes in San Francisco Parks

With more than 200 parks, San Francisco has more green space than any other municipality in the United States. Where do all the plants for those parks come from? The Golden Gate Park Nursery. It’s not open to the public, but I got the “50-cent tour” from George Vaughan, the chief nursery specialist. Sprawled over [...]