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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.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Novato

Just a hop from Wine Country, Novato features exciting museums and a countryside dotted with lush rolling hills.

Want a Luxe Tahoe Escape on the Cheap? Of Course You Do.

In need of a luxurious Tahoe getaway but stuck on a post-summer budget? Happily, fall is the most affordable time to visit the North Shore.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale is a leafy, quiet city of around 150,000 residents, located just 40 miles south of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. In addition to major local companies such as Yahoo, Flickr, and Lockheed Martin, visitors will find open green spaces, museums, golf courses, and delicious eateries.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Santa Clara

On July 17, 2014, Santa Clara sprung into the minds of football fans everywhere when the home base for the San Francisco 49ers relocated to Levis Stadium from Candlestick Park. Today, visitors are flocking to the city not only to check out the state-of-the-art stadium but also to enjoy the many other attractions the destination has to offer.

A Modern Guide to Austin, Texas

Affectionately known as the "live music capital of the world," Austin is filled with much more than crooning hipsters. Spawning more than its fair share of tech lodestars, transforming this quirky city on the banks of the Colorado River into a start-up scene nicknamed Silicon Hills, there's also design-savvy shopping and craft cocktails to keep you entertained, plus pounds of barbecue to stuff into your mouth. 

A Modern Guide to Minneapolis + St. Paul

In 2011, Buzzfeed named Minnesota "The Most Hipster State in the U.S.," citing its plentiful theaters, farmers markets, bicycles, and authentic lumberjack style as evidence of its cool-factor. Lately, it seems like all of our friends are jetting to the Twin Cities for the weekend. 

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in San Mateo

San Mateo is an urban jewel of the Bay Area’s Peninsula region with a thriving downtown shopping and dining district, ample green space, and friendly residents. 

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