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  The land of Muscle Beach, pier-top carnivals, and nonstop juice cleanses is shaking things up a bit. A gleaming new park, more relaxed... More»

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  Break out the SPF 8, San Francisco. A long holiday weekend is coming and with it, temperatures in the—whoa!—70’s. We know... More»


Nothing is as simple as it seems in Portland. Portlanders take circuitous routes for everything. Query just about any chef, bartender, or craftsperson how... More»


Memorial Day Weekend has too many things going on: There are festivals for everything from curling to kites; Carnaval is taking over the Mission; and... More»


Electrocution. Open flames. Sub-zero temperatures. 15-foot drops. Why would ordinary San Franciscans spend a perfectly good weekend subjecting themselves to... More»

Snowkiting below Donner Pass

Let’s talk about Truckee. Not the glamorously kitschy Base Camp Hotel in South Shore Tahoe. Not the soon-to-be completely redeveloped West Shore.... More»


Buzzards circle overhead as you speed along the black ribbon of highway through the arid finger of land known as Baja Sur. On your right,... More»


After months of dangerously-dry conditions the weather gods have finally bestowed us with the gift of rain. Even better—in the mountains, this means... More»


Sophisticated spirits 1313 Main in downtown Napa launched their new rare spirit program last... More»


Oakland's First Friday What: Oakland's cultural art community... More»