Friday, May 29, 2009

Escape to California's secret mountain towns--Part one

Interested in escaping to mountain towns away from summer crowds?

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Bay Area lakes for summer swimming

When I think of summer, I imagine long hot days in the sun, swimming, picnicking and BBQing with friends. Since San Francisco doesn't (often) offer enough opportunities to do this, I have compiled an initial list of Bay Area lakes to catch some rays and swim sans fog and wind.

Close to home: Bay Area lakes equal summer fun--Part 1.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Northern California's top swim lakes

When the days get longer, do you pine to swim in a lake? If so, check this out: Nor Cal Swim Lakes.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Island dining on the San Francisco bay? You bet!

It begins with a boat ride from Fisherman's Wharf. Forbes himself motors over on a pontoon to collect you from the pier. Step aboard, sail past the barking sea lions and step onto shore at Forbes Island--San Francisco's one of a kind dining experience.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

So you think you know Northern California?

Road trips are this year's travel trend. With stellar landscapes, peaks, valleys and windswept beaches, Northern California is by and large the finest place to venture out in your car. Whether you want a romantic trip along the Central Coast, a down and dirty trip through the Trinity Alps, redwood trails, wine tasting or under the radar antique shopping, Northern California delivers.

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