Even as locals, we love playing tourist in San Francisco – it’s such a FUN city to explore, walk, eat, shop… and people-watch! Chinatown is one of our favorite places to hang out. Located just a short walk from downtown Union Square (look for the green pagoda at the entrance to Grant Ave), the area is jam-packed with little restaurants, dim sum parlors, Chinese markets, bakeries, antique stores and more shops than you can count.Continue reading
Is your pumpkin this big?
Alana checking out one of the giant pumpkins during the annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin weigh-off in October.Continue reading
Whenever I travel across the pond to my home away from home, I can’t wait to eat all of my favorite foods again. And this latest trip was no exception… I literally ate my way through London! By the end of my visit, I was beginning to think that I wouldn’t fit into my seat on the flight back to San Francisco.
Should your travels take you to England one day, here are a few of my favorite restaurants, pubs and foods that I wanted to share with you. Bon Appetit!
Medical and Recreational Marijuana
Medical marijuana was legalized in California in 1996 – it was the first state to legalize medical marijuana. More than 20 years later, in November 2017, Californian’s voted to legalize “recreational” marijuana. And on January 5, 2018 it became legal in the state of California. As a result of the legalization of marijuana in key U.S. states, fun new pot tours have sprung up around the country. It’s reminiscent of how the wine and microbrewery industries and specialty tours first got started.
Our 1st Pot Tour Experience
– Classic Cannabis Tour by Green Guide Tours in San Francisco
We recently had our first pot tour experience. We took a “Classic Cannabis Tour” – it’s the first sightseeing historical cannabis bus tour in America.
The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show (and Marine Sports Expo) is held in the city of Richmond in Northern California right on the beautiful waterfront. The show is held April 4-7, 2019 in the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor.
Singapore has been put on the map over the course of the last decade. Long known as a center for international business, it’s climbed the ranks fairly rapidly as a tourist destination. And now having featured prominently in the smash summer film hit Crazy Rich Asians it’s likely to get even more popular.
There’s plenty to do all around Singapore, from enjoying pretty beaches to sampling the street food (which incidentally had its own scene in Crazy Rich Asians, in which a main character says it’s the only place in the world where street food earns Michelin stars). However, the main attraction – at least from an international travel perspective – is undoubtedly the Marina Bay Sands resort. Towering and state of the art in every fashion, it’s one of the world’s most intriguing resorts, and the surrounding area essentially constitutes an entertainment and accommodation complex that can occupy you for an entire vacation.
These are five of the best things to do there.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
– Albert Einstein
If you’re like us and don’t own a bike but enjoy cycling every now and again, LimeBikes are a great alternative to buying and storing a bike. Ditto for scooters! All you need is a smartphone to download the LimeBike app and the map shows you where bikes and scooters are available to be picked up. Once you’ve located your bike, it can be unlocked by scanning the QR code on the back of the bike, just under the seat. LimeBikes are located in many major U.S. cities and several European cities.
This post was written by Deborah Grossman from the San Francisco Bay Area.
In October 2017, the devastating fires in Napa and Sonoma touched nearly everyone either personally or through friends and family. As part of the recovery, Napa Valley denizens are ready and eager to welcome visitors with open arms and delicious food and drink. Weeks after the fires, my friend and I ventured to St. Helena and Napa to support the area and enjoy some good food and wine.