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The Bay Area's 5 Best Fall Campsites

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in the Bay Area and you're probably already having withdrawals from your summer camping adventures. These 5 campsites are perfect for you to get your wilderness fix and take advantage of the incredible weather. Check out the list and start making your plans!

A Modern Guide to Portland, Oregon

Is Portland the new San Francisco? With the rate that our Bay Area friends are transplanting to the rainy city, it might seem that way. But even if you're not interested in a life of tax-free shopping sprees, Portland is a pretty rad place to check out, if only for a weekend. Packed with craft brewers, a delicious brunch scene, and one of the greatest book stores this side of the Mississippi, here's what to do on your next trip to PDX. 

The Best of Big Sur: Hiking, Camping, Beaches, and Waterfalls

Big Sur is one of the country's most iconic road trips. Some folks wing it, driving the 90-mile stretch of California coastline between San Simeon and Carmel and taking in the views through the car window and stopping at popular spots, but some of Big Sur's best hikes and waterfalls are easily missed when you don't veer from Highway 1. Check out these hidden attractions next time you're in the area. 

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Burlingame

At just six square miles, Burlingame is quaint and charming with a walkable downtown district, great golf facilities, and quirky museums perfect for perusing.

Eat Your Way Through Maui's Fresh Food Scene

On the island of Maui, Ka'anapali beach resort may be best known for its fine sands, crystalline waters, and sublime views of Lanai and Molokai. But the island-style food here, as well as in nearby Lahaina, is also worth writing home about. Whether you crave seared ahi, local kalua pork, or Spam musubi (yes, that's a thing), here's where to eat when you're on the island. 

A Modern Guide to Half Moon Bay

As autumn rolls in, so roll the cars down Highway 1 to Half Moon Bay, the so-called "world pumpkin capital," which hosts an annual festival to celebrate the gourd. This month, make a whole day or weekend trip of it—there are plenty of scenic hikes, endless beaches, and delicious food to keep you happy. 

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Pebble Beach, Carmel & Monterey

One of the best parts of living in the Bay Area is its proximity to Pebble Beach, Monterey, and Carmel. These three destinations offer some of the best vistas, beaches, restaurants, and outdoor activities in all of California. A camera is required for this experience.

Five Star Spirituality: Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite

Now that the crush of summer tourists has passed, it’s a great time to make the yearly pilgrimage to Yosemite National Park, practically a requirement of residency in California, much like eating fish tacos, drinking Diet Coke, and casting your vote for the Democratic party.

Discover Tahoe’s Front Yard: Alpine and Mono Counties

Sorensen's Resort in Hope Valley near Lake Tahoe

The rugged beauty of Alpine and Mono Counties attracts not only visitors interested in tiny communities, ski resorts, hot springs, and granite peaks, but also those who want to disappear into the wilderness for a few days. Spread between Highway 50 and the Sonora Junction, this area south of Lake Tahoe will help you trade in the city for the great outdoors.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Pacifica

Hop on Highway 1 and pretty soon you'll be rounding a corner and staring at one of the most beautiful seaside vistas you’ve ever set your eyes on. Turn off the highway and you'll be in Pacifica, a quiet beach community known as one of the safest places to live in California. It is the perfect spot to escape busy city life and relax.

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