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4/17/2012

Zen masters would do well to send their students to Hana—and advise them to stay a few days. Most people experience this unspoiled... More»

4/17/2012

A Big Island resident chuckled as he told me the story of a surfer who came to visit because he wanted to ride the waves where the lava flows into... More»

4/17/2012

When the summer fog gets to you (and at some point, it gets to us all), take a hint from the airlines and jet to the islands: United, Hawaiian, and Alaska... More»

2/22/2012

Every writer, fledgling or veteran, gets trapped in his or her own mind sometimes, and it becomes hard to tell what works and what doesn't. If you’ve... More»

12/14/2011

San Francisco’s food scene has always been globally influential, but the latest culinary exporters are trying to re-create more than just the... More»

11/14/2011

Our devoted readers take San Francisco everywhere they go. Today's e-mail brought this picture of our August issue being enjoyed while one of our fans... More»

5/11/2011

Food carts on every corner, housecured bacon on the menus, bearded bartenders, baristas with attitude—a Bay Area girl can feel right at... More»

5/1/2011

I miss the coastal weekends of my childhood—small inns without phones, empty beaches, long walks in the woods—which was exactly... More»

5/1/2011

The Pinnacles seem like a legend—could this exotic jumble of minarets, said to be hidden among the rolling hills between Salinas and nowhere, really... More»

5/1/2011

The fresh-out-of-the-water oysters and salt air of Tomales Bay are rarely enough to lure me an hour’s drive north, since our own bay is just a stone... More»