Tag Archives: Marin County

Spirit Rock Meditation Center – Fun One-Day Buddhist Zen Retreat in Marin, CA

Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Marin, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Marin, CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

“Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you’re being right now.”

Special birthdays deserve special celebrations. This year, I decided to do something of a spiritual nature to celebrate my birthday – so, instead of stuffing my face (I love to eat), I decided to feed my soul (how Californian does that sound)!

Wanting to share the experience, my husband Barry agreed to join me for an all-day silent “Insight Meditation” Retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Insight Meditation (“Vipassana”) is a simple technique that begins with focusing attention on your breath – a practice that can lead to better concentration and a calmer mind, ultimately allowing one to be more fully present and aware in each moment.

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Summer Family Fun – Giant Redwoods & Ladybugs at Muir Woods, California

If you’re visiting from out of town – or living here in the SF Bay Area – and looking for something FUN to do this Summer with your family, don’t miss a trip to Muir Woods – located in Marin, approximately 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Giant Redwoods are magnificent and your kids will love the Ladybugs that migrate here every Summer. If you don’t want to hassle with driving and parking, take a Muir Woods Tour. Enjoy Fun Hiking Trails too – there are trails for all levels. Which one is your favorite?

More Info and Pictures of Muir Woods and Giant Redwoods

Take a Fun Muir Woods Tour

Check out the Ladybugs at Muir Woods



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October Street Fairs, Festivals & Fun Halloween Events

Fall has arrived and there’s a LOT going on throughout the SF Bay Area…and beyond. Here’s a sample of what’s happening in October, including Fun Halloween Events:

Los Altos Fall Festival, San Carlos Street Art & Wine Fair, Castro Street Fair, Da Vinci Exhibition, Body Worlds 2, Fleet Week, Sonoma County Harvest Fair & World Championship Grape Stomp, Yountville Days Parade & Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in the Park, Wine Country Cajun Food & Music Festival, North Berkeley Spice of Life Festival, Oktoberfest by the Bay, Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, Holiday Boutique & Designer Showcase,  Exotic Erotic Expo & Ball, Pumpkin Pandemonium, Munchkin Masquerade & Parade…and more!

Fun October Street Fairs, Festivals & Halloween Events


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Sam’s Anchor Cafe – Fun Waterfront Dining in Tiburon

If you’re looking for somewhere FUN, casual and “buzzing” for weekend brunch, Sam’s waterfront restaurant is the place to go. Popular with locals and visitors alike, you can’t beat the atmosphere or the views from the waterfront deck, especially on a warm sunny day. It’s worth a trip just for the SF Bay and skyline views alone …not to mention the
great food and people-watching!

See you there!

More Info and Pictures of Sam’s Anchor Cafe in Tiburon

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