As quickly as it came, summer’s nearly gone. While I’d love to say I’m finally coming up for air from a hectic period of writing and travel, I’m still in the depths of it all. But the good news is that it means more adventures and even more articles.
Of special note this month: “100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die,” my book with friend Kimberley Lovato for Reedy Press, is out in bookstores. And we’re out, as well, at a handful of events in the Bay Area this fall. First off, we’ll be at Book Passage in Sausalito on Thursday, September 13 at 6 p.m. Come on out to learn more about great San Francisco institutions you may not have visited, and buy a copy of the book. If you miss that one, a week later on September 20 is our event at Books Inc. in the Marina at 7 p.m. There will be more, as well, so I’ll keep you posted.
In August, I was awarded the honor of being TravMedia’s Travel Writer of the Year for 2018 at a spectacular summer shindig in the Napa Valley.
Other items of note…
Five places to spot birds in Half Moon Bay, written for the San Francisco Chronicle, is a good primer for birders and a great introduction to Alvaro Jaramillo, local author and expert.
The Trailhead at the Water’s Edge is an article I wrote for Sierra magazine about paddling on a portion of the 72-mile Lake Tahoe Water Trail.
Chihuly’s Tacoma turns industrial history into center for industrial art for the San Francisco Chronicle covers glass art in Tacoma, including what’s considered the “extreme sport of the art world.”
Empowering, Women-Only Trips Show a Hidden Side of Life in the Middle East for AFAR, covers new trips in Iran, Jordan, and Morocco offered by Intrepid Travel.
Road trips are getting an upgrade AND You can test drive a Model T, both for American Way, are great (and wildly different) ways to get on the road.
Smaller waves make Oahu’s North Shore a bigger deal with families is an article I wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle about avoiding the badass big waves when visiting Oahu. Hint: The smaller waves are in summer.
And more articles to come, as always!
I want to see you and your adventures (big or small) on my new Instagram feed, @tinylittlevictories. Add it to your IG follow list and tag selfies with #tinylittlevictories *or* #tinylittlevictory to be featured. Tell me what gets you outdoors (even on the hard days), what makes you happy to be out there, or even what small accomplishment makes you proudest.