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The Newbie's Guide to Honeymooning on Kauai

After reevaluating a mounting wedding to-do list, my fiance and I nixed more adventurous ideas (Croatia, Colombia, Belize) for the lush and quiet Hawaiian island of Kauai for our honeymoon locale. Other than book hotels and flights from SFO we did no preplanning, and it was the best trip of my life.

A Guide to Wholesome Fun at the Sonoma County Fair

Caramel Apples at the Sonoma County Fair

The fever set in at the first sign of the Ferris Wheel going up. The countdown to the Sonoma County Fair is officially underway. This marks its 77th year, and anyway you look at it, that’s a lot of caramel apples and corn dogs.

California State Fair Fun and A Glimpse Into the Gold Rush Era Await in Sacramento

Gold Rush Days

Warm days packed with hours of sunshine are the summertime norm in Sacramento. You don't need more reasons to leave the fog behind and plan a trip to California's capital for some old fashioned fun in the sun.

Zen and the Art of Unplugging: A Visit to Tassajara

Every story about a visit to Tassajara has to begin with the story of getting to Tassajara. It is no simple journey.

Off-the-Radar Beaches on Oahu

Makapuu Beach

Best Morning Swim: Makapuu Beach

Where to Stay in Sayulita

Looking for the perfect surf vacation? Look no further than the small seaside town of Sayulita, just north of the party scene in Puerto Vallarta. With its dozens of surf breaks (some very remote and hidden), Sayulita is an adventurer's dream.

Could a Cruise Actually Be Cool?

Celebrity Solstice

Like: Oceans, fresh sea air, boats. Don’t like: buffets, cheesy décor, crowds. This equation kept me far from a cruise ship for a couple of decades.

But cruising has changed.

Om on the Go: Yoga Trending in West Coast Hotels

Carmel Valley Ranch Yoga Platform

Eating healthy and vacation don’t often mix. It’s hard to stay committed to the exercise routine when you’re on the road, but it’s getting harder for travelers to make excuses.

SFO’s Terminal 2 has a yoga room just past the security checkpoint where passengers can exercise and maybe even get some peace and quiet. More and more hotels are helping folks bend, breathe and stay healthy by adding yoga to their menu of must-dos.

My Tulum: 7 Travel Tips From Hotelier Susan Bohlken

My Tulum

Notable San Franciscans dish on their favorite destinations in a seven-part series.

My London: 7 Travel Tips From Jessica Mullens Engelman

My London

Notable San Franciscans dish on their favorite destinations in a seven-part series.

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