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Treasure Island’s Bliss Dance

Treasure Island’s Bliss Dance January 6, 2012 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Originally debuted at Burning Man in 2010, “Bliss Dance” is a sculpture worth visiting. It currently resides on Treasure Island across the bay from San Francisco. It’s setting is amazing, with views of the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco city skyline behind it. Even more amazing is...

16th Avenue Tiled Steps

16th Avenue Tiled Steps November 1, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps located in San Francisco’s Sunset District is a neighborhood effort to beautify an otherwise unassuming staircase located at Moraga between 15th & 16th avenues. Started in 2003 and completed in 2005, the project drew many neighborhood participants to complete it....

Anchor Brewing

Anchor Brewing September 29, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
One of the more unique things to do in San Francisco is the Anchor Brewing Company tour and tasting. Brewing beer in San Francisco since 1896 and located in the Potrero Hill neighborhood since 1979, it’ s a great tour for those interested in either beer brewing or local history. Although they’ve...

San Francisco’s Sutro Tower

San Francisco’s Sutro Tower September 21, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
One of the most prominent features on the San Francisco skyline is the Sutro Tower. Built in 1973 and topping out at 981 feet (299m), it can be seen from all around the bay. It dominates any other building around it and is often poking out above the fog layer. I personally have been able to see the tower...

Japantown’s Peace Pagoda

Japantown’s Peace Pagoda August 25, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Can you imagine bobcats, quail and rabbits roaming the land that is now Japantown? It’s true, Japantown (also referred to as Nihonmachi or Little Osaka) was once sandy and barren. The Japanese first arrived in San Francisco in the 1860′s. They initially settled in Chinatown and SOMA, but...

STRFKR and the City

STRFKR and the City August 19, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Indie electronica group Starfucker (often abbreviated “STRFKR” for those afraid of bad words) turned Speedway Meadow into one giant dance party last weekend with their upbeat, fun, and layered performance on the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands. Composed of Joshua Hodges, Shawn Glassford, and Keil...

San Francisco’s City Beaches

San Francisco’s City Beaches June 30, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
You don’t have to travel far and wide to experience a fantastic beach day in the Bay Area. Jump on public transit or a bike and you can reach any of these beautiful beaches; all are located within San Francisco’s city limits. Photo courtesy of Eric F Savage/Flickr Baker Beach – Cocoa-colored Baker...

Stuck at SFO? Not a Bad Place To Be

Stuck at SFO? Not a Bad Place To Be March 24, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Back in my frequent business traveling days, I was killing time at the dreadfully grey St. Louis airport, eating a sad salad at the crowded bar of a Chili’s, my only dining option. Next to me, an alleged cop tried to engage me on how Seattle’s homeless population had migrated to San Francisco, and...

Earthquake Weather?

Earthquake Weather? March 18, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
There’s been quite a stir today around San Francisco as video of Jim Berkland’s earthquake prediction circulated the web. Berkland is a retired geologist, who previously worked at the U.S. Geological Survey, and is most famous for his prediction of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Berkland believes...

(Not So) Breaking News – BART is Gross

(Not So) Breaking News – BART is Gross March 8, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
You know there’s something wrong with your city’s public transit system when the New York Times features an article on how disgusting it is. I’m obviously not the first person to wonder why there are fabric seats and carpets. But hey, BART runs pretty reliably (I said pretty reliably) and I tend...
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