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Two Sea-Loving 
Brave Hearts 
Put Themselves on Ice for Environment


On July 15, expert adventurers Cameron Webb, 37, and Matt McFadyen, 31, will journey to the Arctic Circle in a 17.5-foot rowboat.

Joyce Maynard Leaves Her Heart in Guatemala's Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan

The first time I travelled to Lake Atitlan I was not quite 20-years-old. It was 1973, and up to then, my experience of travel was visiting my grandparents in the prairies of Canada. I was trying to get over a broken heart—an experience that inspired a certain boldness.

Top Ten Things to See and Do in Phoenix, Arizona

Visit Phoenix

Phoenix’s perpetual sunshine might tempt you to spend all your free time sipping frozen beverages next to a swimming pool. Don’t give in. Exploring the Sonoran Desert’s horizons will broaden yours.

Local Author Joyce Maynard's Guide to Guatemala's Lake Atitlan

Getting There 

Fly into Guatemala City. The airport’s clean, modern, easy to navigate. Don’t change your money there if you can help it. The kiosks here give the worst exchange rate in the country. Bring US dollars to change, or use your ATM card to get cash.


A word on safety here: Follow basic precautions. Lock up your possessions when you leave your hotel room, keep your passport in a hotel safe, and don’t display flashy, expensive gear. Don’t walk alone at night or loiter in remote areas in daytime without a guide.


Getting to the Lake

7x7's May 2013 Travel Issue Launch at La Mar

7x7 unveiled our newest issue—dedicated to the most intriguing Latin American destinations for San Francisco's travelers—on a gorgeous day at La Mar Cebecheria Peruana on the Embarcadero.

Bay Area Spots Perfect for a Spring Picnic

Montara State Beach

Spring is officially here.

Diamond Dolphins: A Night for the Dolphins

A bevy of celebrities and guests gathered for a red carpet event at the Olympia Luxe Mansion in Los Angeles, benefiting Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Oceanic Preservation Society.

Host BeverlyJ Public Relations brought together a host of actors, directors, producers, musicians and publicists who came to support the charities in their efforts to stop the heartbreaking annual slaughter and captivity of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. Sea Shepherd's California Chapter was on hand to meet and greet guests, and to relay information regarding the dolphin crisis.

The Top Five Adventures on Catalina Island

East End Adventure on Catalina Island, Photos by Dana Rebmann

When you visit an island there’s typically a good amount of beach time involved; it’s one of the perks of being on an island. Hop on a boat to Catalina Island's Avalon and you could find that relaxing on the sand gets nudged out by action and adventure.

The First-Ever Silicon Valley Beer Week Arrives This Summer

Silicon Valley Beer Week

Summertime will have traction as a desirable time of year in ads and commercials for forever, and with good reason. It's portrayed as a fairly relaxing time when we're able to lounge about in shorts and tanks and do some serious lolling.

Out of the Ordinary Bay Area Museums

Pacific Pinball Museum pinball game

Can you imagine how many boxes it'll take the Exploratorium to move into its new home on Pier 15? While they unpack, settle in and get ready for opening day on April 17th, there are a number of other Bay Area museums worth checking out.

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