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A Perfect Winter Weekend in Nevada City and Grass Valley

Two Room Inn in Nevada City

Tucked into the forested foothills of Gold Country, the small towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley are about 40 minutes from North Lake Tahoe down windy Highway 20. For a winter getaway these little towns do the holidays right: from Nevada City's charming Victorian Christmas to cozy winery tasting rooms you'll probably want to stay longer than a weekend.

Chill Guide to Kauai: The Best Eats, Stays + Outdoor Adventures

The island of Kauai feels blissfully untouristy. Diverse and compact, with no building taller than a coconut palm, it's an easy-to-explore paradise with an authentic local vibe. Here is the best the island has to offer.

Autumn in Sebastopol: Your Guide to Apple Picking, Craft Cider, Pie + More

When the leaves change hues, it's time to dust off your pie recipes and find an idyllic, cozy town for autumnal inspiration. We suggest you put on your boots and pack your Pendleton blanket for Sebastopol, where the peaceful back roads are dotted with farm stands, handpainted signs for pancake breakfasts, and craggy apples trees bursting with fruit. 

Eat Your Way Through Maui's Fresh Food Scene

On the island of Maui, Ka'anapali beach resort may be best known for its fine sands, crystalline waters, and sublime views of Lanai and Molokai. But the island-style food here, as well as in nearby Lahaina, is also worth writing home about. Whether you crave seared ahi, local kalua pork, or Spam musubi (yes, that's a thing), here's where to eat when you're on the island. 

Want a Luxe Tahoe Escape on the Cheap? Of Course You Do.

In need of a luxurious Tahoe getaway but stuck on a post-summer budget? Happily, fall is the most affordable time to visit the North Shore.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale is a leafy, quiet city of around 150,000 residents, located just 40 miles south of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. In addition to major local companies such as Yahoo, Flickr, and Lockheed Martin, visitors will find open green spaces, museums, golf courses, and delicious eateries.

A Modern Guide to Minneapolis + St. Paul

In 2011, Buzzfeed named Minnesota "The Most Hipster State in the U.S.," citing its plentiful theaters, farmers markets, bicycles, and authentic lumberjack style as evidence of its cool-factor. Lately, it seems like all of our friends are jetting to the Twin Cities for the weekend. 

50 Things to Do in Tahoe This Summer

There's probably nothing better than the mountains in summer. The days are hot and sunny and the nights are cool with that perfect temperature for sleeping in a tent. Lake Tahoe really comes alive in the summer months with various outdoor sports and special events. Even though this list could go on ad infinitum, we narrowed it down to the top 50.

Best of San Francisco 2015: Staycations, Getaways, Cool Hotels + More

Sure, San Francisco is great. But when you're itching for an adventure, check out some of the area's hottest getaways—some are closer to home than you might think. Here are this year's most popular destinations, new hotels, restaurants, and more.

A Modern Guide to Calistoga

The natural volcanic hot springs in Calistoga were originally discovered by the Wappo tribe more than 500 years ago; their rumored healing powers remain a draw today, along with venerable wineries, classy eateries, and luxury resorts. Knowing this, we have just two words to describe this gem of a town: Napa, who?

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