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Visit the Bay Area's Most Beautiful Lighthouses

Lighthouses may have originally been designed to guide sailors, but these historic relics also serve as gorgeous beacons for a vista-filled roadtrip around the Bay Area. 

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in San Jose

With a population just over 1 million people, San Jose is California’s third largest city (behind Los Angeles and San Diego) and encompasses an area with a myriad of things to do. Museums, parks, shops and restaurants abound.

A Modern Guide to Downtown Napa

No longer just the early-morning meeting place for Wine Country excursions, Downtown Napa is becoming a glamorous destination with new restaurants, shops, bars, and, of course, wine tasting rooms popping up on every corner.

Ancient Myths Live On In Burma, the Land of Legends

A young man wearing a Britney Spears T-shirt tucked into a red longyi (wraparound skirt) poked at a tree with a 20-foot pole. I’d been in the dust of central Burma all day, traveling between ancient temples on a rickety bike, but this sight caught my interest.

“This owl—no good,” he explained in English. “It made my mom sick.”

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Berkeley

Berkeley is a universe onto itself. Just over the Bay Bridge from San Francisco, the city of around 116,000 full-time residents (add about 36,000 people to that when University of California, Berkeley is in session) is a cornucopia of diverse cultures, restaurants, museums and attractions.

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in the Marina

Filled with beautiful, pastel-colored homes and overflowing with runners, bikers, picnickers, and promenaders, the Marina is a great neighborhood to have a fun night out, window shop, have a leisurely Sunday brunch, or just enjoy a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge. 

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Mill Valley

Just 10 miles north of San Francisco, over the Golden Gate Bridge, sits an idyllic town of 14,000 residents with tons of green spaces and leafy downtown streets filled with one-of-a-kind shops, art galleries, and restaurants perfect for strolling at any time of day. Welcome to Mill Valley. 

Discover Tahoe’s Backyard: What to Do in Sierra & Plumas Counties

Plumas-Sierra Lakes

Summer at Lake Tahoe is stunning, but Big Blue can sure get crowded. Head just an hour north of Interstate 80 into Tahoe’s “backyard” and visit the alpine lakes, lodges, breweries, and bars of Plumas and Sierra Counties.

5 Must-Eat Tacos When in L.A.

Guisados Taco Sampler

It's no secret that San Francisco is home to America's Best Burrito, but a recent trip to Los Angeles proved that our neighbor to the south takes its Mexican food just as seriously. Here are five must-eat tacos for the next time you find yourself in the City of Angels. 

Stylish Cottages + Cabins to Camp out in Northern California

It’s time to consider your next cozy 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.

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