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A San Franciscan's Guide to Tulum, Mexico

Couched on the Yucatan Peninsula sits Tulum, home to one of Mexico's most stunning Mayan ruins, a biosphere reserve, and a steadily growing tourism industry that captures the beauty of the Caribbean coastline (without the spring break-soaked madness of nearby Cancun). With archeological wonders to explore, water sports and yoga galore, obsession-worthy eats, and some seriously stylish digs, Tulum is nicely set up to make a visiting San Franciscan feel right at home... well, perhaps a paradise-like home-away-from-home. 

Where to Go Swimming in Wine Country

It's not just about the food and vino in Wine Country. 

6 Bay Area Landmarks to Cross off Your Bucket List

We all have at least one local landmark that we've yet to cross off our bucket lists. In case you need a little incentive, we’ve made a comprehensive list of iconic local adventures. Cross them all off this weekend! 

Spice up the Weekend With an Authentic Mexican Brunch in Oakland

Few things can cure a hangover better than a michelada, a hearty bowl of birria, and the comforting smell of a street-side taco. If you're looking for a truly authentic brunch experience this weekend, head to one of these Oakland favorites for an old fashioned Mexican breakfast. 

Babes Who Beer: An SF Photog Zooms in on the Industry's Women Brewers, Bartenders & Entrepreneurs

The Bay Area brewing industry may feel awash with burly bearded dudes, but a growing number of women are beginning to change the face of the male-dominated field. San Francisco photographer Natalie Jenks set out to document the sea change with this series of portraits that spotlight the women behind your favorite brews. 

13 Bay Area Authors to Watch and Read in 2016

The Bay Area is a longtime literary mecca, with famous wordsmiths, from Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Diane di Prima to Amy Tan and Michael Chabon, calling this swath of the West Coast home. Perhaps there's something in the water, or maybe it’s our unique cultural climate. Whatever the case, the Bay Area brims with must-read talents. Here are our picks for the local authors to watch this year. 

Are Men More Prone To Addiction Than Women?

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can strike anyone for any number of reasons quite personalized to the individual. However, a study conducted by the Journal of Abnormal Psychology suggests that men are far more susceptible to drug and alcohol addiction than women, particularly in response to a mental illness.

Ready, Set, Run: 4 Excellent Long-Distance Running Routes in the East Bay

Mixed martial artist Conon McGregor famously said, “Movement is the best form of medication. Any time you move, it makes your brain sharper. It makes your mind sharper.” Sharpen your mind and body with these fabulous East Bay runs.

Hike to an East Bay Hidden Gem, Port Costa

Never heard of Port Costa— the tiny, hidden gem in the northern reaches of Contra Costa County? While seemingly off the beaten path, this gorgeous hike is surprisingly accessible.

City Staycation: A Glamorous Night Downtown

When I was offered the chance to stay at the W Hotel for a night, I was thrilled (who doesn't love a night downtown?) but also a touch apprehensive (rumors swirl of it still being stuck in the late '90s). Much to the relief of my inner spoiled brat, the W is still the place to stay if you want to party, play, and—if you must—sleep. 

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