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March 4, 2018

All Your Travel Questions To Ensure A Great Trip

You may want to treating yourself, loved one, or family member to a bit of recreational travel. That is a great idea! A well planned trip can provide an opportunity for a little relaxation and a chance to broaden your cultural experiences. Or, perhaps you are preparing for that next business trip and wouldn’t mind an idea to make it go smoother. This article will provide you with a few tips to help make your next trip a success. When you arrive in a new hotel room, let the hot water run in the shower for a little while. Even the nicest of hotels can be somewhat dirty. Letting the hot water run will help kill spores that the regular cleaning might have missed. You aren’t paying for the water bill in the room anyway. When travelling on a road trip, make sure you bring a bag with you for trash. Even people who don’t normally eat in the car will during long road trips, especially if you don’t want to stop to eat and add more time to your trip. A trash bag can help you keep the mess and clutter to a minimum. If you are traveling to […]
March 2, 2018

SF Opera’s An Evening on the Stage honoring Franklin P. (“Pitch”) Johnson, Jr.

On Monday December 5th, the San Francisco Opera Guild honored entrepreneur, opera patron and former Chairman of the Board, Franklin P. (Pitch) Johnson at An Evening on the Stage. The black-tie gala dinner was set on the stage of the War Memorial Opera house in San Francisco. Social Scene
March 2, 2018

Advice That Can Help New And Old Travelers

You’ve done it. You have booked that trip that you have always wanted. That’s great! Or maybe it’s a trip that is related to work or family business. You probably have a lot of questions on what to do, what to pack, etc. Listed below are some tips that will help you get started with your traveling plans. When taking a road trip to an unfamiliar area, be sure that your car is serviced and you have a full tank of gas. The last thing you need is to break down, unaware of where the nearest gas station is. Keep an empty gas can in the trunk of your car in the event that you run out of gas. You will be able to make your way to the nearest service station and fill up the can, rather than calling someone out to do that for you. Print out directions and confirmation numbers ahead of time when you are traveling. If you have a smart phone, you can save these important pieces of information in a file in your phone for easy access later. You will be much more at ease if you know ahead of time how and where […]
February 28, 2018

Can You Believe It? Unforgettable Tips For The Traveler

Whether traveling for work or traveling for play, there are many steps you can take to ensure that your trip goes smoothly and pleasantly. An inexperienced traveler may not know how to find the cheapest flight, the best hotel rates or those off-the-beaten-track vacation spots that are a must for anyone with children. All the do’s and don’ts, ins and outs, and ups and downs of traveling are outlined for you in the following article, so you can have a safe, economical and exciting trip from start to finish. Always keep important information on hand when you travel abroad. These documents should include the embassy or consulate website of the place you’re traveling, phone number, and address. You will need their assistance should you encounter legal troubles. They can give you assistance with any hiccups along the road. If you’re purchasing souvenirs as gifts while traveling, be creative. You can use a local newspaper as gift wrap to give it a special touch. This works especially well if the newspaper is in a foreign language or has photographs. Other low-cost souvenir gifts, include matchbooks, coasters and clean napkins. Look beyond the touristy souvenir shops. To find a souvenir that will […]
February 28, 2018

Wine Women and Shoes 2017

Sunday afternoon was filled with laughter, glamour and the clinking of wine glasses. About 200 Bay Area women filled the ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco on Sunday May 7 for an afternoon benefitting the Saint Francis Foundation’s Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (TLHIP). San Francisco’s inaugural Wine, Women & Shoes was a great success with ladies from all over the region supporting the Partnership’s mission to renovate two parks in the Tenderloin.The benefit featured a fashion show, marketplace with local shops and brands, wine tasting from several California wineries, and a silent and live auction during an afternoon tea. Social Scene
February 26, 2018

RV Across America Using This Great Advice

Traveling can encompass a lot of different things depending upon whom you ask or talk to about it. We all know that it can be fun to travel to a new location, but you should still have a plan so that you do not waste money. Try using the tips below to create a better plan. Print out directions and confirmation numbers ahead of time when you are traveling. If you have a smart phone, you can save these important pieces of information in a file in your phone for easy access later. You will be much more at ease if you know ahead of time how and where to find your important information when you need it. 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 battery might be drained by the time they are unpacked. Make your luggage bright and noticeable. Try to avoid carrying bags that are one matte color and blend in with all the other pieces of luggage in the airport. Having […]
February 25, 2018

Gordon and Ann Getty Host Composer Philip Glass

Gordon Getty hosted composer Philip Glass and 60 guests in an evening celebrating Opera Parallèle’s upcoming production of Glass’ dance-opera Les Enfants Terribles, marking the composer’s 80th birthday year on May 11, 2017. Social Scene
February 24, 2018

Learn About The Most Popular Travel Tips

Traveling to new destinations is one of the most enjoyable experiences of life. You get to experience different customs, cultures, areas. Traveling connects you to people and events that you would not have experienced otherwise. However, before anyone travels, there are a few things they must remember. The advice in this article will tell you everything you should know before exploring the world. When traveling internationally, do not keep all your valuables in one place. Separate your passport, identifying information and cash and travelers checks from each other. Unfortunately, tourists tend to keep these items together, and in the event that they misplace a bag or are the victim of theft, they lose all their essential documents. Make a packing list. Start as soon as you can before your trip, that way you can add your must-have items to the list as you think of them. This can especially help you if you are in a rush to pack, as it will prevent you forgetting things or including unnecessary items. If you’re purchasing souvenirs as gifts while traveling, be creative. You can use a local newspaper as gift wrap to give it a special touch. This works especially well if […]
February 21, 2018

Take A Trip To Cure Boredom Now

Travel is one of those things that everyone can get into, but in which not everyone really excels. Making travel arrangements can be a fast, painless thought-free process. However, getting the best deals and making the best plans, takes a little more effort. Here are a few tips for maximizing the benefits that good travel planning can bring. Always make sure that you have a set location for your important paperwork and documents when traveling. It is easy to lose or misplace these things. Determine a safe pocket or pouch ahead of time, and always take them out and put them back in this same location. If you know you have to fly, do yourself a favor and wear shoes requiring minimal effort to take off. Don’t pick that day to wear your eyelet wingtips with hard-to-tie laces. Women can wear clogs or slip-ons; men should choose a casual shoe style that can be easily slipped on and off with one hand. If you can afford to travel by helicopter, this can be one of the best methods of travel to choose from. It is much more private than other air travel and every bit as quick. It also allows […]
February 21, 2018

Celebrity Chefs Bring a Taste of New Orleans to California’s Great America Theme Park

Chefs Adam Glick “Below Deck Mediterranean” and Kelsey Henderson “The Chopping Block” & “Cutthroat Kitchen” hosted a cooking demo of their favorite Cajun foods this past weekend at California’s Great America Theme Park in the Bay Area. The duo treated park guests to shrimp and grits fritters, traditional gumbo and red velvet beignets during the park’s TASTE OF ORLEANS festival. The weekend long event featured live Cajun music, entertainment, as well as regional food and drinks. Social Scene