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11 Festive Things to do in San Francisco During the Holidays

Join in on Santacon, a citywide Christmas themed pub crawl that happens the second or third weekend in December. Don your Santa gear, fill your flask with some peppermint schnapps and get ready for some holiday shenanigans that may or … Continue reading

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Travel Talk with Laurie

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. – Pico Iyer What motivates you to travel? Why are some … Continue reading

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Book Review- A House in Fez by Suzanna Clarke

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. –Author Unknown ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. I’ve been running a travel themed book club in San Francisco for the past three years so people often … Continue reading

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Good eats in the Mission

The Mission district of San Francisco is known for its lively bar scene, beautiful street art and a variety of popular restaurants. You will also find a number of shops on Valencia Street with vintage boutiques and galleries that specialize … Continue reading

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My first poem – The Ocean

This is a poem that I wrote when I was 21(ish). It was my first ‘real’ poem after my first heartbreak. I copied this in the exact syntax and format as I originally wrote it. I have a very strong … Continue reading

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Women’s Travelfest 2016 – New York City

In the days of cat fights on The Bachelor (yes, I watch it) and the self obsessed Kim Kardashian (don’t get me started on that clan), it was incredibly empowering to be a part of the 2016 Women’s Travelfest at … Continue reading

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Are you hungry?

I have many San Francisco obsessions–colorful and thought-provoking street art, Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, funky alleys and cozy wine bars. My Facebook feed is filled with random pics of this wonderful city. One of my other obsessions is the one … Continue reading

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Eat, drink and be merry in North Beach

Welcome to my hood, where the even the pigeons are hung over on Saturday mornings. Home to one of the oldest bars in San Francisco and Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, 11 time World Pizza Champions. Walk the steps that Joe DiMaggio … Continue reading

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Why Pinky and I like to go to Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square and Pier 39 on occasion

Meet Pinky the travel bear and my partner in crime. He’s hung out  with me in Central Park in NYC, hiked part of the Pacific Crest Trail in Palm Springs, helped build a house in the Dominican Republic and has … Continue reading

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Want to sing-along with popular movies? Check out some jazz? Go to the Opera?

There is so much to do in San Francisco it is sometimes hard to decide. Whether it’s catching some jazz in North Beach, going to a Sound of Music sing-along at the Castro Theater or checking out a local (or … Continue reading

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