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March 16, 2018

Enjoy Your Trip That Much More By Following These Tips

Traveling should be a safe adventure for you and your family. There is a lot to do to not only stay safe but to also have fun on your trip. This article has some great ideas to make you seem less vulnerable when you travel. Avoid crowds and save money by visiting in the off-season. If you want to be able to enjoy your vacation without having to battle a crowd of people everywhere you go, learn when the popular months are for the location and plan your vacation for the less popular time. Be aware, while it can save you money, in some locations you may have to contend with less than ideal weather. If you’re traveling with kids, it’s tempting to let them all tune out with their own mp3 players, but consider bringing along some books on CD. Having something literate and interesting for the whole family to listen to is not only entertaining and interesting, but provides a common experience that each family member can take forward with them into life (“Hey, remember when I was ten, and we listened to Black Beauty on the way to Maine?”). It’s the stuff of which fond memories are […]
March 15, 2018

WildAid’s Gala

WildAid held its “An Evening Under the Sea” Gala November 12th 2016 at The Ritz Carlton in San Francisco. Social Scene
March 14, 2018

Advice That Works From The Well Traveled Individuals

Travel can be one of the most stressful parts of life, but also one of the most rewarding. Being prepared and knowing what to expect on the road, at sea or in the air is essential to having a good trip. Read on to discover some knowledge that you can use to make good memories away from home. When flying, always have a bottle of water handy. Drinking plenty of fluids will ensure that your body stays hydrated during the flight. The air inside the cabin is extremely dry, playing havoc with your body. Don’t substitute alcohol or caffeine for water, as this can make dehydration worse. Don’t over-schedule your vacation. While it is important to plan some activities, especially ones which require tickets or additional travel, leave yourself plenty of free time. There is no better way to see a location than to just wander around. Take the time to explore and see where you end up. If you pack electronics while traveling, either remove the batteries or flip them around. Some small electronics can be easily flipped on. You definitely do not want them flipping on in your bag during the trip. There is a good chance the […]
March 12, 2018

Creative Ways To Make Travel More Fun

There are many travel guides that offer a plethora of advice. Luckily, the following article breaks it down for you in a way that won’t overload your brain. When planning an overseas trip or any kind of dangerous outing, check with your health insurer to see what you’re covered for. Most health insurance companies will not cover injuries incurred during a wide variety of dangerous activities, and many will not cover health costs incurred overseas. You might need to purchase special traveler’s insurance for your health. If the hotel chain you will be staying at offers a loyalty program, join up. Even if you’re only planning on staying one or two nights, there are many perks to these programs. On the top of the list, is the fact that loyalty members are less likely to get bumped, if the hotel overbooks. When traveling overseas, hang on to your reciepts for credit card purchases. When you file them, date them and note the purpose of the purchase. When you get home, you have an easy way to reconcile your statement with the money you spent. This will make it much easier to spot any fraudulent charges. If you’re planning an expensive […]
March 12, 2018

Pars Generation+ Hosts Election Night Art & Culture Mixer

Pars Generation+ hosted a lively Art & Culture Mixer on Election Night 2016 at the Cambria Gallery in San Francisco. As young professionals and community leaders networked, they viewed the “Iran Unveiled” Photography Exhibit, as well as works by renowned Persian artist Elham Ashrafi and street artist Keyvan Shovir (a.k.a “CK1”). Social Scene
March 10, 2018

Love To Travel? Check Out These Tips!

Traveling by yourself can be a lot of fun. It can also be dangerous. There is a lot to do to not only stay safe but to also have fun on your trip. Continue reading to learn more about keeping yourself out of that vulnerable position. If you have to wear a suit on an overnight trip make sure it’s the right one. A wool suit will arrive fresher than one made of any other fiber. Hang it up in the bathroom when you arrive, turn the shower on hot, and close the door; let it steam for a while and all the wrinkles will drop out. It will look as good as new. Planning your travel in advance is always good advice to follow. Make sure to plan your trip at least a month or a few weeks in advance to ensure you have enough time to make changes. Planning ahead leaves more room for error and gives you more time to get the best deals on travel packages. One way to collect memories of your trip is to do crayon rubbings of architectural features, historical markers or even, just interesting textures. All you need is a crayon and […]
March 8, 2018

Ann and Gordon Getty host the Volti SF Chamber Chorus

At a party Wednesday November 16, Ann and Gordon Getty hosted the kickoff of Volti’s “On the Way to 40” campaign. Currently in its 38th season,San Francisco’s award-winning vocal ensemble is launching an ambitious campaign to support commissioning new works from contemporary American composers for its 40th anniversary season in 2018-2019, and taking those new works on tour to various cities across the country. Social Scene
March 7, 2018

Advice To Help You Get More Out Of Your Trips

It doesn’t matter why you are traveling, it can be a fun experience. Of course, you should follow suggestions and tips from those in the know. This article can help get you properly prepared to make any trip easier and more enjoyable. Keep them in mind when you are planning for your next trip. This may seem like common sense, but one important thing to be sure of when you are traveling is that you’re reservations for hotels, flights, visits to attractions and monuments, etc. are correct. Double check confirmation e-mails and contact customer service if anything seems amiss. You don’t want to miss a flight, an attraction, or spend a night wandering around town because the reservation was not what and when you thought it was. If you have to wear a suit on an overnight trip make sure it’s the right one. A wool suit will arrive fresher than one made of any other fiber. Hang it up in the bathroom when you arrive, turn the shower on hot, and close the door; let it steam for a while and all the wrinkles will drop out. It will look as good as new. If you are traveling to […]
March 6, 2018

Proper Traveling Tips For More Successful Trips

Your next vacation should be relaxing and stress free. You have worked hard and paid a lot of money to spend that time doing what you want to do where you want to do it. Let us help put your mind at ease with these simple steps that you can take to ensure your happiness, while traveling. Use plenty of plastic when packing. Putting your clothes, toiletries, and other items in clear plastic bags is always a smart way to pack when traveling. Not only does it help you organize, it also keeps your possessions safe. If the bag should be exposed to the elements on the tarmac, the contents of your bag will stay dry. If you are staying at a lower-cost or no-name hotel when traveling, never put your bag on the bed. Be sure to check the sheet and spreads for bugs. If you must take your clothing out of your luggage, hang it in the closet instead of putting in the dresser or onto the furniture. Bedbugs are a major problem in North American hotels. When you travel, it’s tempting to try to pack activities into every spare minute. But you should also plan for some […]
March 6, 2018

Wender Weis Foundation for Children’s Holiday Heroes 2016

On Monday, December 5, kids of all ages – including 300 underserved children from the Wender Weis Foundation for Children’s (WWFC) organizations – had the exclusive opportunity to meet local athletes, gain rare access to the San Francisco Giants’ dugout and batting tunnels, and enjoy ballpark fare during this one-of-a-kind holiday celebration. Social Scene