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Modern Cabin & Cottage Escapes in Northern California

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.

Oakland Airport BART Extension to Run by Holidays (UPDATED)

BART's long-awaited (and very expensive) Oakland Airport Connector light rail is set to open by the holidays*. And all we can say is: yay! 

The Top Dog-Friendly Hotels in Central Sonoma County

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.

Chasing The Bay Area's Best Waterfalls

Discover the majestic beauty of the Bay's best waterfalls.

The Perfect Romantic Getaway to Maui's Revamped Hotel Wailea

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.

The Perfect Weekend in Downtown LA

A close look at downtown Los Angeles, the freeway-encircled nexus where a handful of skyscrapers rises from the suburban tundra, reveals a business district on the verge of a swanky metamorphosis, thanks to a cadre of ambitious hoteliers, loft developers, and restaurateurs. And now the area’s got an acronym, DTLA—a distinction that usually equates to NBT (next big thing) status.

An Anti-Tasting Room Weekend in Sonoma

For a teetotaler such as myself, traversing the winery circuit in Sonoma leaves much to be desired. Luckily, other equally tantalizing delights await discovery. For a beautiful 36 hours, test drive this anti-tasting room itinerary.

5 Weekend Escapes From San Francisco

Ready to get out of SF? Whether you're craving white sands and warm beaches or the heat of the big city, here are five postcard-worthy escapes for true weekend warriors. Start packing!

How to Spend the Perfect Weekend in North Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe paddle boarding

Granite peaks streaked with hiking trails. Swimming holes big and small. Crisp mountain air. Sunshine in spades. A short summer sojourn to Lake Tahoe is practically a ritual for Bay Area residents.

"Top Chef" Casey Thompson of Aveline Takes You On a Sea Cruise

When you watch reality TV, do you not so secretly think of your favorite persona, “If we met, we would become best friends! I just know it!”? Well, that’s just creepy. Contain yourself. But, if you’re a regular watcher of popular (and grounded) reality programs like Bravo’s Top Chef, consider sidling up to past fan favorites from the show while on a vacation. A cruise vacation.

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