6 weekend road trips from San Francisco to avoid crowds

6 weekend getaways from San Francisco to avoid the big tourist crowds.

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Weekend Getaway to Joshua Tree National Park

Starting off with a full disclosure here; I am not a big fan of deserts. Hot, dry, lifeless, crawling with snakes and other weird creatures, what’s to love?! And that in fact was my first impression of Joshua Tree when I went 3 years ago for a meditation retreat. I haven’t been in a hurry…

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Weekend getaway to Key West, Florida

guide to a weekend getaway in key west florida.

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Three reasons to visit Havasupai Falls

Three reasons Havasupai Falls should be on your USA bucket list!

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Visit New Orleans Like a Local

The moist air clings to me like snug spandex as I walk through the French Quarter in search of my hotel. It was eight in the morning and the streets were eerily empty; a welcome respite before the debauchery that would undoubtedly resume in about 12 hours. Walking around this area past the familiar landmarks with Creole architecture built on…

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july 4th PSA: don’t jump on a plane

This July 4th weekend I had four consecutive days off and I immediately started racking my brain for places I could fly to. I was recently in Maui for less time than that so why not, I thought?! Puerto Rico and Seattle floated to the top of the list for a quick getaway. Then my husband…

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travel back in time in port costa, california

You know you are in a different kind of place when you check in to the hotel and the receptionist tells you, “There’s a bat just sitting tight on the 3rd floor; you are on the 2nd floor so you will be ok. That bat is a cute little thing though.” It’s not every day…

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