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December 24, 2016

The Experts Show You How Travel Can Be Fun And Easy

So you want to go to Greece or maybe Brazil? This article will explain the nitty-gritty details you need to know to get the best deals on airfare, lodging, meals, and attractions in the destination of your choice. You will save tons of money by researching your travel options before you step out the front door. 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 made. If you are traveling to another country brush up on that country’s laws. Some foreign countries have laws that you might view as a little strange or not expect. As a precaution, it is always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the laws specific to the place you are visiting. Study up on the area you are […]
December 22, 2016

How To Plan A Trip Overseas With Ease

Go over these tips to find out how to plan the perfect vacation. Find out how to find good deals and go to a place that you will enjoy. Planning a vacation can be a long process, and you should definitely start ahead of time. Reading these tips should help you get started. Take along at least one dressy outfit with you when you travel. The more formal clothes are, they harder they are to pack and care for. Nevertheless, making the effort to bring one set of classy duds prepares you to take advantage of unplanned opportunities that may arise on your trip. You don’t want to miss out on a wonderful dinner invitation because you have nothing to wear but shorts! Preparing a budget for various expenses before traveling will help one not overspend while on vacation. Having a budget already laid out will keep one more conscious of their spending. The increased attention on not overspending will prevent stressful and frustrating situations such as bouncing a check from occurring. Also it will give one more peace of mind. As you plan your vacation, don’t be shy about using your frequent flyer miles for a wide variety of […]
December 22, 2016

SF-Marin Food Bank’s annual ‘One Big Table’ gala

Chef Tyler Florence led the all-star line up of chefs at the annual gala where more than 400 guests enjoyed a signature three-course meal. The San Francisco Chronicle served as one of the night’s sponsors. Social Scene
December 20, 2016

Make Your Next Trip A Vacation To Remember With These Tricks And Tips

Everyone enjoys traveling. Seeing and experiencing new things can be exciting. All vacations and excursions need to be planned well. A traveler who is unprepared can encounter a lot of problems. If you want some tips on how make your next vacation more enjoyable, read on. If your cellphone will not cover long distance from the place you intend to travel to, it might be a smart idea to invest in a phone card before leaving. A phone card will make calls much less expensive and ensure that you don’t accidentally make any expensive long distance calls. If you are traveling in a poorer country, consider purchasing a large woven sack, like the type used to transport potatoes or other vegetables. Put your bag into this sack, and it is protected from dust, bugs, and moisture. It also nicely camouflages your possesions against thieves, as they will see a bag of farm goods instead of a tourist’s bag. If you are traveling with a companion but you do not normally share funds, consider having a joint wallet, for expenses like meals, travel and lodging. You and your companion can add the same amount of money to the joint wallet each […]
December 19, 2016

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
December 18, 2016

Make Your Best Travel Choices Starting Today

Traveling doesn’t always have to mean a long journey across the globe. Many pleasurable places to visit are practically in your back yard or just a day’s drive away. This article can help you to plan trips that are both fun and affordable. Traveling is about meeting new people and wherever you go, there are always new faces. To really get a feel for where you are vacationing, follow the locals. Many top vacation spots start to feel very generic and touristy. By asking around and finding where the people who live there hang out, you will get a more authentic feel for the area, and as a bonus, avoid the price markups that plague tourist hot spots. Do not be afraid to ask your tour guide for their credentials. Many tour guides are often required to carry a permit. Do not be shy about asking to see it. If you are spending your money on their services, it is well within your right to do so. If you are traveling with a companion but you do not normally share funds, consider having a joint wallet, for expenses like meals, travel and lodging. You and your companion can add the […]
December 17, 2016

Love To Travel? Enhance Your Experience With This Advice

Traveling is something that most people would like to do. A lucky few get to travel to exotic places around the world. Try saving a little bit of money and set a goal. It doesn’t matter if you plan on going somewhere domestic or international. A piggy bank is a great way to start. Spare change adds up fast! If you have no money to spare don’t fret. A hike in the woods or a short trip to view local sites, can be just as fulfilling! Pack all your necessary belongings in a carry-on bag for airline travel. Not having to check luggage means that you can save on checked bag fees, check in for your flight at home or at a kiosk without having to wait in line a the ticket counter, and will avoid the possibility of your luggage being lost. If you don’t mind the inbox clutter, sign up for airline and hotel mailing lists when planning your trip. These lists will often tell you in advance about promotions or offer coupon codes – and they’re always free. These kinds of deals will go quickly, so seeing them right away gives you an edge when booking. Check […]
December 17, 2016

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
December 15, 2016

Don’t Be Afraid To Travel And Use These Tips

New worlds await you, whether near or far, and travel is the way to open the door to unexpected sights, sounds and experiences. Though it can be intimidating on some levels, travel need not be stressful if you take some tips beforehand from those who have tread the paths before you. A few bits of knowledge will go a long way in preparing you for an unforgettable trip. Bring clothing that is suitable for travel. This means items that you can wash and dry in the hotel room, and that won’t wrinkle from being air-dried. Also, remember that you can buy clothing as you go, and it will most likely be more suitable to the climate and culture of the area. Maintain a happy attitude while traveling. Things can get rather tense at airports. Tempers run high. The people who work there often have a hard time of things. Keeping a positive demeanor about you, at least outwardly, will likely improve your experience. A negative attitude will seldom get you anywhere. Be aware of departure taxes. Some countries have departure taxes. You will not be permitted to board your plane until you have paid them. Often a check or credit […]
December 13, 2016

Warriors tip-off luncheon hosted by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant joined the rest of their teammates, coaching staff, and executives at the 2016 Warriors tip-off luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton on Monday, October 10th. It was sponsored by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the start of the team’s 2016-17 season. The luncheon held several panel discussions which included the Warriors players and staff. It also gave attendees a chance to meet the players in person. Social Scene