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  • The Ultimate Self-Guided Walking Tour of San Francisco: A Local’s Guide

    The Golden Gate Bridge from the Batteries to Bluffs trailhead in San Francisco, California!

    We may have packed up all of our belongings and flown to South America, but we left our hearts in San Francisco. Over the 7 years Jeremy lived in the Bay Area and the 4 years I lived there, we amassed a wealth of knowledge about the best things to do and see in San Francisco. This walking tour covers 8 unique neighborhoods in 6 miles. Plus, get a FREE San Francisco Walking Tour Printable Map and Directions!

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  • Louisville, Kentucky: A Local’s Guide to 21 Reasons Why You Need to Visit This Fall

    21 Reasons Why you need to visit Louisville, Kentucky this fall! A local's guide.

    Louisville, Kentucky is the city where I was born and raised, and although I’ve traveled all over the world, I’ve never found anywhere quite as special. Louisville is a world class city brimming with art, culture, food, bourbon, and the friendliest people you’ll meet anywhere. And fall is my favorite time to visit Louisville! It’s not just the crisp autumn air and crunchy colorful leaves that brings me back year after year. It’s also fall horse races at Churchill Downs, bourbon tasting on the Bourbon trail, museum touring, art festivals, walking through miles of flickering expertly carved pumpkins, haunted houses – and one haunted sanatorium -and a theatre scene that rivals New York City.

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  • The 10 Best Weekend Trips from the San Francisco Bay Area: A Local’s Guide

    Sunset setting over Glass Beach in Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg and nearby Mendocino are two of the best weekend trips near the San Francisco Bay Area.

    If you live in the Bay Area, very weekend is a chance to explore one of California’s many iconic destinations. Within a few hours drive from San Francisco at any time of the year I can find beach, forest, mountains, snow, desert… whatever I feel like! If you leave Friday night and come back Sunday night, your weekend will feel like a vacation. It’s my favorite way to satiate my wanderlust between big trips.

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  • The 8 Best Hikes Near San Francisco

    The best hikes near San Francisco

    I haven’t always been a hiker. In fact, when I moved out to the San Francisco Bay Area, a 5 mile hike sounded like a huge challenge. Anything over 5 miles required a day-pack filled with water, snacks, first aid, emergency supplies, an emailed itinerary to friends and family … you know, preparation.But now that I can safely call myself a (very slow) intermediate hiker, anything under 5 miles feels like a walk in the park (literally – ever tried walking through Golden Gate Park??). So after a few years of experiential research (there were spreadsheets) I’ve put together a list of my favorite intermediate level San Francisco Bay Area hikes! I bet you haven’t heard of some of these!