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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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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Urban Hikes: San Francisco’s Top Date Hikes

I have been living in the city for almost five months now, and after five straight days of the hustle-and-bustle daily grind, I start to crave a break from the concrete jungle and (plethora) of city smells. While San Francisco is famous for its hilly sidewalk, it’s also got ample green spaces to set your feet down…

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Sumo in San Francisco

Sunday was a pretty epic day for Asian culture in San Francisco. Not only was it free day at the Asian Art Museum (which, according to their Instagram bio is “the largest museum in the western world devoted to Asian art”), but it was also the 2014 Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo in Japantown. The…

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Tips for San Francisco on a Budget

San Francisco is a beautiful city, but it’s pricey—which can make a trip to San Francisco on a budget difficult. Fortunately, having grown up in the Bay gave me a few tips on how to work the system. Read on to discover how to enjoy your time in the Bay without breaking the bank. Looking…

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Travel Inspiration: San Francisco in Photos

I recently did a whirlwind (literally less than 48 hours) trip to the Bay Area to help celebrate my grandmother’s 85th birthday! I’ve been playing with the idea of moving back out there, and since the weather was being so kind, I spent a gorgeous afternoon stomping the city’s microhoods, ending with some time at…

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