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NorCal Gets a Huge New National Monument

Attention hikers, bikers, and nature-lovers: There’s a new national monument in San Francisco’s backyard, thanks to President Obama.

NorCal’s Top 10 Gran Fondo and Century Rides

There’s nothing like a 100-mile day spent in the saddle. 

Last-Minute Camping for the 4th of July

The great outdoors can get jam packed, especially on holiday weekends. But even if you haven’t planned a single thing, you can still spend the night under the stars this 4th of July!

From Hiking to Paddling, 5 Must-Do Tahoe Adventures

With so much to see and do in Lake Tahoe, sometimes it's nice to have a few go-to adventures that everyone in your group will really enjoy. Here is our list of easy, beautiful, and fun outdoor adventures in Tahoe. 

Enjoy a Dream Summer Vacation at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Surrounded by all things Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is an all-suite resort that lets you enjoy Lake Tahoe like never before!

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. 

Five Star Spirituality: Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Some friends of mine recently tied the knot in Half Moon Bay. During the wedding weekend, our free lodging choices included a couch 30 minutes away and a house rental that—while five minutes on foot from the venue—was booking up Big Chill-style with the bride’s college friends. We did what any sane wedding guests would do: We shacked up at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay instead.

Shake up Your Next Vacation With These Airbnb Spinoffs

Airbnb isn't the only company offering convenient comfort during vacation time. Check out these four like-minded spinoffs designed with specific audiences (from the stoned to the furry) in mind. 

A Modern Guide to Carmel Valley

You’ll note the horses before you spy a single grapevine on your drive into Carmel Valley, a pastoral wine country with evident ranch land roots. Yet tucked between the stables and cowboy saloons are a few compelling gems to build a weekend upon. Like California’s other brand name valleys, the region promises a breezy, food-and-wine filled escape amidst sunny, natural splendor.

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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