5 prime Bay Area vacation spots

Berkeley is a great place to hang out and many people come here to tour on vacation. But believe it or not, there is plenty more to the Bay Area and Nor Cal than our university. (Mind-boggling, right?) So if you’re living in Berkeley this summer, you should consider traveling
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What you should know about Amtrak

Many Cal students fly home for vacation. Others live close enough to Berkeley that they can have someone drive them home. But there are some students who live somewhere in between. Amtrak looks like the perfect transportation if you have to travel but don’t have to travel too far. However,
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Look where you least expect

It was a miserably hot, humid evening in Munich last summer, and I sat alone in a large, touristy Italian restaurant, eating dry, overpriced linguini. It’s the third week in my solo trip around Germany, and eating alone, something I detested in America, has become natural. Sitting at the edge
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A note from the editors

Adventure is all around us.  Travel can be an escape, an opportunity to leave home and learn about the world.  A huge part of the college experience at Berkeley is traveling — to study abroad, do research or have fun with your friends. But as much as you hear “travel
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Destination: Berkeley

It’s easy to hear the words “study abroad” and immediately think of far-off places like Spain, Brazil, South Africa or England, but the truth is that leaving Berkeley is only half the story. Each year, thousands of students flock to the University of California from every corner of the globe
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The Daily Cal Instagram photo contest winners

Over winter break, UC Berkeley students collectively went everywhere. Some returned home, some journeyed across the United States, others jetted off to far-off locales. We wanted to catch up with people to see where they went, so we asked for your best break Instagram photos. For the past week, Daily
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Learning to leave

“Ticket for 1 for the 2:30 showing of Zero Dark Thirty, please.” The theatre employee peered past my short frame to see if I was with anyone else. I looked back at him, waiting impatiently for him to complete my transaction. As I waited, I thought back to the previous
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Insurance for championship assurance

“Come on Dad, I don’t need to worry about travel insurance. There’s no way they’ll lose.” The Cal softball team was supposed to win the national championship, and I was supposed to cover them all the way to the finish. After a canceled flight and more than a thousand dollars
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VIDEO: Wanderer’s Union

The Wanderer’s Union is a non-competitive 24 hour long wandering event that challenges participants to travel to 24 places in 24 hours.