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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. 

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. 

New Last-Minute Booking App, Overnight, Is Like Airbnb For Procrastinators

Picture this: It's Memorial Day weekend and you decide to spontaneously jump in the car and drive to Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Austin (wherever). The problem? You don't exactly have anywhere to crash, and you don't want to put down a couple hundred dollars for a night at the Ace. What's a traveler to do? A new LA-based startup, Overnight, can pair you with a local to stay with in less than a minute. 

Check Into These Chic New Boutique Hotels Around California

It’s time for a California road trip. A string of new boutique hotels have sprung up throughout the state, offering travelers stylish digs in inspiring settings. From forested mountains to tropical beach coves, these eight properties need to be on your weekend radar.

You Can Now Stay at Julia Child's House In Provence, France via Airbnb

Foodies, try to hold in your squeals of excitement. Julia Child's former three-bedroom home is now available on Airbnb, and everything is exactly how the culinary goddess left it.

Take a Spring Road Trip to The Anderson Valley

Mendocino's Anderson Valley is a pastoral, wine-and-farm-fueled escape any time of year. But go in spring and you’ll delight in verdant hills, apple blossoms, and newborn lambs—lord help us, it's lovely.

Where to Sip Fine Wine & Enjoy Live Music this Summer in Wine Country

If wine, music, and sunshine are three of your favorite things, you’ll want to hit up these wineries this summer for live performances in the vineyards, paired with great weather and refreshing vino.

Download These Apps Before You Make Any Summer Travel Plans

Whether you're hitting the open road, packing a swimsuit for the beach, hiking in the mountains or rediscovering your own hometown, here are eight must-download apps to make your vacation all the more pleasurable.

5 West Coast Beer Festivals Worth Traveling For This Summer

Follow the scent of freshly brewed beer and warm sunshine to these gourmet drinking festivals this summer. 

5 Fun and Unusual Airbnb Rentals in Tahoe

Tahoe Airbnb - Mongolian Yurt

It’s time to start planning your summer Tahoe trip, but instead of booking a run-of-the-mill hotel room, why not opt for a tiny house, tipi or comfy yurt? These fun and unusual Airbnb rentals come with luxe amenities including trailside access to the Pacific Crest Trail, waterfront access to Carnelian Bay, and even your own swimming pool. Happy camping! 

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