To be wrapped in the warmth of Ocean Beach

We often dream of the exotic realms of the Sahara Desert or the architectural beauty of Milan, but forget the countless wonders that surround our beloved Bay Area. We don’t realize that just 25 miles away from the shore lies a marvel bordering the Pacific Ocean known as Ocean Beach. Public transportation allows
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The best of the Big Apple

Ah, the bustling isle of Manhattan, the city that doesn’t sleep. New York City is arguably America’s greatest and most iconic city — sorry all of you Bay Area natives, but I’m an East Coast girl through and through. And while the Bay Area is home to one of the
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Places to visit in the Bay Area over the long weekend

After weeks of waiting and crossing the days off our calendars, it’s finally time for the much-anticipated long weekend. Whether you’re planning on taking your loved one out of the city for Valentine’s Day this Sunday or if you just want to chill with a group of friends, we at
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Basking under the Hawaiian sunlight

I took my first trip to Hawaii when I turned 13 years old. My recollections of the stay are mostly blurry, consisting of postcard-like palm trees, an abundance of snow-white pigeons, beautifully dressed hula dancers and an array of Hawaiian flowers of all colors. I am still able to recall
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Winter Wonderland: Serene Lakes, CA

When it comes up that I have a cabin, I usually say it’s in Tahoe. Those familiar with the area will ask where in Tahoe, and I’ll backtrack slightly and explain that it’s more like Donner Summit, near Sugarbowl. Sometimes people will ask for even more details, and I’ll narrow
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Winter in Poland

I am a first generation American, both parents having immigrated to the United States from Poland in their 20s. I go to Poland every summer and occasionally in the winter to visit both sides of my family. This past winter break, I spent two weeks in this beautiful country, staying a
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Take a stroll down memory lane in Sacramento

On a wonderful whim, my family and I took a little day trip to Sacramento. From my hometown of Stockton, CA, the drive was a mere 45 minutes, and it was well worth the journey. Living in a different part of the Central Valley for 11 years, I always romanticized
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Revelling in the beauty of Puerto Rico

During the summer before my junior year, I travelled to Puerto Rico through Apogee Adventures, a company that offers summer camp programs that allow students to provide community service outside the country. The trip I went on was called the Caribbean Service Adventure. It started in San Juan, the capital of Puerto
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A hungry tourist in palm-fringed Los Angeles

Growing up in southern California, there were always too many cities to visit, too many restaurants to check out and ample selections of tourist attractions. In the midst of exploration, I rarely found the time to immerse myself in the beauty and culture of Los Angeles. The reason? I blame
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Run away to Monterey Bay

Situated beside the Pacific Ocean, Monterey Bay is an idyllic vacation spot for peace and rest. Right before Thanksgiving weekend, my friends and I made an overnight trip. We started the morning early, and after rejuvenating ourselves with a round of holiday drinks from Starbucks, we were on our way.
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