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Peak Solitude

Peak Solitude

Whether you go glam (or glamping), Yosemite in the wintertime brings a special quiet beauty and the place to yourself. Six years ago, inside what was then The Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite Valley, while January...
City Lights

City Lights

It’s cold—it’s San Francisco, after all. It’s also crowded—it’s Union Square—but that adds to the happy energy. Your ankles are wobbly, and you don’t dare look up at the window decorations on the top...

Road Trip: Bodega Bay

This sleepy coastal town in Sonoma County, tucked in on Highway 1 about 40 miles north of San Francisco, provides a low-key locale for a quiet weekend escape. The bay, home to boat-packed Bodega...

Monterey Love

My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this past year, but we’re older than that, really. We didn’t marry till we were almost 30, even though we met when we were 14....

Oyster World

About two hours to our west, Tomales Bay extends as a finger of the Pacific Ocean into the Point Reyes National Seashore in west Marin County. As a calm saltwater inlet, it’s a prime...

Out of the Ashes

If you come into the Napa Valley on Highway 12 and head over the Napa River to Highway 29 and turn north toward Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga, you almost wouldn’t know that in...

Mandarin Madness

Off Interstate 80 before you even get to Auburn, the mandarin trees hang heavy with globes that are brilliant orange and packed with vitamin C. For a month, maybe two, mandarins are at their...

Wine Weekends

For Sacramentans who are surrounded by grape-growing country, a wine getaway can be a day trip, or it can be more. We vote for more: a road trip, a picnic basket, a suitcase, a...

Taste of Carmel

As springtime breezes in on the Central Coast, the foodie world blossoms with festivals that bring in some of the world’s leading culinary thinkers, from winemakers and brew masters to chefs and purveyors. They...

Foodies, Get on the Boat!

We had it all figured out: I would ferry across from Vallejo to the San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace, meet Mike at the gangplank, and we’d go straight to the Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick Cafe...

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