Thoroughly fed up with the lack of public transportation from San Francisco to Silicon Valley after midnight (BART and Caltrain both shut their doors for the night at 12pm), Santa Clara county resident Michael Horton teamed up with his friend Cory Althoff to solve the problem.
It’s time to consider your next cozy, cold-weather escape. Since cottages can be code for floral chintz and wallpaper adorned with ribbon-necked geese, we’ve assembled 11 stylish hideaways that eschew cutesy for comfort.
Even in the rain, Big Sur is a remarkable place to explore. We holed up here recently on a particularly showery weekend, which didn’t stop us from exploring beaches and redwoods or foraging for high gastronomy. (It also didn’t stop us from bunkering in our room, fireplace ablaze, for cozy afternoons).
Hotel stays have gone to the dogs. The trend of traveling with Fido is so popular that Wine Country abounds with pet-friendly properties. Today’s focus: central Sonoma County.
My first trip to Hawaii didn't start off so well. I had only just arrived at the newly renovated Hotel Wailea, changed into a bikini and stretched out poolside, revitalizing cocktail in hand and long-distance boyfriend at my side, when it started to rain. And not just rain; it poured. The locals say that foreigners always bring the bad weather with them — coming from foggy San Francisco, I couldn't deny it — but what the hotel should tell travelers is that once you see their romantic suites (and steamy shower made for two), you won't mind a little time indoors.