The Local’s Guide to San Francisco

I was lucky enough to grow up in the Bay Area, so it’s with a bit of bias that I say that San Francisco is the jewel in the Golden State’s crown. It combines all the best things about the state in one trip to California. Nature, food, art, nightlife…there are always things to do…

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5 Places in the Midwest Worth a Visit

This guest post was written by Michelle from Travel After Five, a blog specializing in tips and guides for traveling professionals.  The Midwestern United States has a lot to offer, stretching from North Dakota down to Kansas, and east to Ohio. Besides some of the nicest people you will ever meet, the Midwest has a…

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GQ’s Oakland Weekend Guide

I’m always pumped to see a mention of my hometown, Oakland, in the news for something good, so I’ve gotta give GQ a major fist bump for showing The Town some love. Even if it does imply major gentrification.

San Francisco in Black and White

“Sometimes the place that feels most foreign to us, is the place what used to be home.” Paraphrased from a Pico Iyer TEDTalk that I love, this sentence more than sums up the feeling I have when I visit the Bay Area now. A lot slick and shiny newness has replaced the bohemian dilapidation I…

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Everyone is Welcome in LA

With the U.S. currently gaffe-ing about matters both diplomatic and domestic, it’s little wonder the sentiment outside of the States is so wary—especially when it comes to booking travel. But count on California to do something to change that. I love this colorful, bright-eyed ad from LA Tourism, that both says and shows that #everyoneiswelcome. And to be honest—since we’ve acknowledged the population is so varied, I’d love to see such a diverse cast in a “normal” ad too. #goals