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The Claws of the Land

Crab season opens this month and lasts well into next year, but why let commercial crabbers have all the fun? A short drive north brings you to the quaint fishing town of Bodega Bay, which offers the perfect introduction for amateurs in search of the ultimate locally sourced, organic crab feed.
November 15, 2014

The Claws of the Land

Crab season opens this month and lasts well into next year, but why let commercial crabbers have all the fun? A short drive north brings you to the quaint fishing town of Bodega Bay, which offers the perfect introduction for amateurs in search of the ultimate locally sourced, organic crab feed.
November 01, 2014

The Trouble With Truffles Is That They’re Hard to Find

The first thing you’ll discover when truffle-hunting is that it’s much easier with a dog.
November 01, 2014

Carmel Valley Roots and Attractions

Carmel Valley showcases some of the best of Monterey County—sans coastline, fog, and crowds—all in a 15-mile stretch of country road a few hours’ drive from Oakland. It’ll remind you of Northern California’s cowboy roots, but it’s also home to refined dining and wine tasting.
October 10, 2014

Detroit As An Oakland Doppelganger

If you tell someone you’re visiting Detroit, they’ll probably ask you why. In fact, its reputation as a hellhole is completely undeserved. It’s a city on the cusp of rebirth as a vital center of local arts, culture, and business—much like Oakland, but a lot cheaper. OK, and with snow.
October 10, 2014

Detroit As An Oakland Doppelganger

If you tell someone you’re visiting Detroit, they’ll probably ask you why. In fact, its reputation as a hellhole is completely undeserved. It’s a city on the cusp of rebirth as a vital center of local arts, culture, and business—much like Oakland, but a lot cheaper. OK, and with snow.
October 02, 2014

Carmel Valley Roots and Attractions

Carmel Valley showcases some of the best of Monterey County—sans coastline, fog, and crowds—all in a 15-mile stretch of country road a few hours’ drive from Oakland. It’ll remind you of Northern California’s cowboy roots, but it’s also home to refined dining and wine tasting.
October 02, 2014

Tempted by Taipei

Imagine steamy hot springs surrounded by luxurious spas, stunning mountain scenery, opulent temples, and exotic dining. Add eye-popping skyscrapers and trendy art in unlikely spaces. Mykonos? Shikoku? No: Taipei.
September 04, 2014

Healdsburg Is Wine Country In Miniature

The Wine Country’s dirty little secret is that it revolves around two incompatible activities: drinking and driving.In Sonoma County’s rural tasting rooms, the vino flows freely, and the collective blood-alcohol level soars, yet to travel between vineyards necessarily means automobile + inebriation = uh oh.
September 04, 2014

Healdsburg Is Wine Country In Miniature

The Wine Country’s dirty little secret is that it revolves around two incompatible activities: drinking and driving.In Sonoma County’s rural tasting rooms, the vino flows freely, and the collective blood-alcohol level soars, yet to travel between vineyards necessarily means automobile + inebriation = uh oh.
September 03, 2014