Stephen Wright’s road trip from LA to San Francisco

Frankly, it was with some consternation that we stood at the foot of the Hollywood Hills with our daughters, aged 16 and 18.Back home, it can be challenging enough to get them to run a simple errand upstairs. So what chance of us hiking up to the iconic Hollywood sign overlooking Los Angeles in the scorching summer sun?We needn’t have worried. The…

Move over San Francisco – all eyes on Oakland

They loom like gigantic white giraffes, casting shadows across the Bay. Paddling closer in my kayak, I lean back to gaze up at the steely beasts. In the distance, the San Francisco skyline shimmers in the mid-morning haze.The 30-odd giant cranes perched along the Port of Oakland reach as high as 366ft. They’ve become a source of pride for Oaklanders…

Vacation like Julia Roberts and Sara Sampaio with a stay at the exclusive Auberge du Soleil

At Auberge du Soleil, a stunning five star resort nestled above luscious vineyards in Napa Valley, it’s easy to feel giddy – and that’s not just because of the excellent local wine. It’s the scenery, the service, the whole shebang. Auberge is well known as the dreamiest (and most exclusive) of the wine country’s hotels. No wonder it’s the…

Pompeii Was A City Of Foodies Before Vesuvius Blew, And You Can Still Get A Taste Of It Now

There was bread in the oven at the Bakery of Modestus when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Nearly eighteen hundred years later, the bread was retrieved, a total of eighty-one loaves turned to carbon by the heat, but otherwise so perfectly preserved that the archaeologists could see the score marks neatly dividing each loaf into eight equal slices….

9 Romantic Places In San Francisco For A Cozy Time With Your Partner

The cultural, marketing, and financial center of Northern California, the city of San Francisco is regarded to be the 13th most populous city in the United States. The land of fog and extraordinary adventures welcomes you with a handful of surprises. The best thing about San Francisco is that you can never get enough of this wonderful city. It doesn’t…

Air India to Slash Frequency of Non-Stops to America

Air India, which runs about 30 weekly non-stop flights to and from the US, have announced that they will be slashing the frequency of these flights from later this week. #FlyAI : In view of Travel restriction announced by USA. Flight schedule of following US destinations are curtailed :1. Washington DC2. Newark3. Chicago4. San FranciscoUpdate…

New Head Chef At Batch And Brine Takes Taco Tuesdays To A New Level

Mike Patterson & Alex ToroChef Nick Peters is the new head chef at Batch & Brine in Lafayette, California and with his arrival comes a brand new Taco Tuesdays menu—just in time for Cinco de Mayo! Former CIA alumnae Chef Peters previously worked as the Executive Chef at San Francisco’s Valencia street hotspots Tacolicious, Mosto and most…

When English bartender Daphne…

The World’s Top Rums According To San Francisco World… Forbes – Joseph V Micallef • 5hOver 3,000 spirits, including several hundred rums, are judged each year at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) The SFWSC is the oldest spirits competition in the US, dating back to 1980,…

14 incredible ideas for a perfect…

Parents of Bay Area boy swept to sea didn’t know about… Fox News • 7hSAN FRANCISCO — The parents of a 12-year-old boy who was swept into the Pacific Ocean in January said they didn’t know the hidden danger of sneaker waves that sometimes strike Northern California beaches….

The world-famous road to Hana is…

He Asked Strangers About Things They Regret Not Saying…. NPR – Julia Weng, Michele Abercrombie • 7hIn 2018, Geloy Concepcion was going through a difficult time, having just immigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area from his home in Manila, Philippines. While his wife began working at a local café, he…

Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate Expands To-Go Dinner Series To San Francisco And Beyond

VINA SANANIKONE PHOTOGRAPHYAccording to the Stop AAPI Hate National Report, over 3,795 incidents were received between March 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021. While this doesn’t begin to cover the scope of hate incidents against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community as of recently, it’s a major indicator that change needs to happen….

Qatar Airways to launch Abidjan flights in June

Qatar Airways will operate three weekly flights to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire via Accra from June 16th. The route becomes the fourth new destination in Africa announced by the national carrier of the state of Qatar since the start of the pandemic.The Abidjan service will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring 22 seats in business class and…

The time is ripe to bring hops back to Yamanashi

Dave Prucha’s work day begins at the crack of dawn, when he heads out to tend his hop plants in rural Yamanashi Prefecture, on his farm, Obina Hops.Prucha purchased land in Obina, just outside of the city of Kofu, 12 years ago after falling in love with the scenery and the warmhearted locals. He had already been taking groups of students out to the…

New Openings, New Reasons To Go To California’s Sonoma County This Summer

gettyWith California’s projected reopening scheduled for June 15th, this varied wine country region north of San Francisco will again be a focus for road trips in the summer.  There was already a bounty of offerings ranging from markets displaying the produce in this prodigious agricultural region to sophisticated inns and restaurants surrounded…

Celebrating National English Muffin Day With Chef Curtis Stone And Wolferman’s Bakery

Chef Curtis Stone has partnered with Wolferman’s Bakery to create three exclusive new recipes for … [+] National English Muffin Day. Wolferman’s BakeryAlthough many people understandably celebrate it every day, today is officially National English Muffin Day.For travelers – and for award-winning chef and restaurateur Curtis Stone – that…

$73 Million Globetrotter: First Bombardier Global 7500 Joins VistaJet Fleet

Charter-plus firm VistaJet’s first delivery of a Bombardier Global 7500 jet arrives at company … [+] headquarters. #KitzKlikzTo some water-spray-and-rainbow aplomb, the first of a set of ordered Bombardier Global 7500 flagship aircraft landed at the private jet access provider VistaJet headquarters in Malta to join the company’s fleet and offer…

Golden Gate Bridge: Things You Didn’t Know About San Francisco’s Most Famous Landmark

The instantly recognizable silhouette of San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge makes it one of the most iconic landmarks in the country. The construction of this engineering marvel that spans 1.7 miles and connects the city with Marin County to the north lasted four years, from 1933 to 1937. The bridge’s famed architecture was conceived by the Chicago-based…

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