A Modern Twist on Napa

HALL Visitor Center

When Napa comes into conversation, hyper-modern isn’t usually an automatic response. Rolling vineyards, cozy bed-and-breakfast inns and intimate wine tastings are the typical images that come to mind first. The Hall family has a deep legacy and presence in Napa, California, and their latest venture is a leap into the contemporary. They’ve designed and built the HALL Visitor […]

Travel News: Week of March 26, 2014

MH370

Top Travel News Tears flow: In memory of #MH370, a photo gallery Gogo Teams with Samsung in Free Wi-Fi Promotion for a Year Disney cruise ships first to offer Wi-Fi by megabyte Google Partners With Ray-Ban And Oakley To Make Glass More Stylish Southwest adds seven new routes at Reagan National JetBlue Takes on Other […]

Travel News: Week of February 12, 2014

Travel news February 12, 2014

Top Travel News DHS issues toothpaste advisory to airlines flying to Sochi Turkey Will No Longer Issue Visas on Arrival After April 10, 2014 Biden: LaGuardia like a ‘third world country’ Hawaiian Airlines to debut premium economy seats in August Virgin Atlantic staff shocked over flight axe Child drowns in cruise ship pool Alaska to […]

Oakland: What to Do, Where to Eat and Sleep

Oakland's art murmur

Is Oakland the new Brooklyn? Many tourism industry experts think so since the city and its businesses have been making some major investments into the area, including a brand spanking new, $6 billion Bay Bridge which now takes people to and from another world class city: San Francisco. When I got invited to Oakland to do […]

10 Reasons to Stay at Cavallo Point

View from balcony

I’ve been fortunate enough to have traveled all over the world, and whenever someone finds out they almost always ask me for two things: my favorite place and my favorite hotel. Well, both answers require sorting through a long list but turns out choosing a favorite place is a lot more difficult than choosing a hotel. […]

10 Reasons to Love SFO’s Terminal 2

San Francisco SFO T2 -002

Don’t like getting to the airport early? Then you’ve never been to San Francisco’s Terminal 2 (T2) which opened in 2011 and cost $383 million. The 640,000-square-foot T2 is equally shared by American Airlines and Virgin America; both airlines control seven gates each. Here are 10 reasons to love SFO’s T2. 1. Yoga Room Have  you ever heard of an […]

Travel App of the Week: For Less Guides

For Less Guides

The For Less Guides have been around since 1994, but their apps are brand new—and they allow tourists access to hundreds of discounts at attractions and restaurants. There are currently versions for six cities: London, San Francisco, New York, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Paris. Each city’s app is specifically designed for tourists as an easy-to-use, downloadable […]

Where to Eat in Oakland, California

Chilaquiles at Grand Lake Kitchen

If Oakland is the new Brooklyn, and San Francisco’s closest neighbor, then it has to have a good food scene, right? Right. The list of culinary options in Oakland is long and diverse, with heavy doses of innovative and modern options just like the city it shares the Bay with—only the slightest bit cheaper. Here […]