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November 8, 2015

Great Article With Plenty Of Insights About Travel

In the world of traveling, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced travelers alike. There are many websites, guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This article contains some of the best tips for helping a new traveler become a smart traveler. When traveling around other countries, beware of fraudulent taxis. You have to be certain that the taxi is real. Anyone can place a “TAXI” sign atop their vehicle, which means you can be in danger. It might be a good idea to pack a small bag of goldfish or bring a little toy from a fast food restaurant on a flight with you. Even if you don’t have children, there may be some desperate parent that will be so grateful to you for your gift. Spend more money on a better hotel than the one that’s cheap, but may be in a bad area. Cheap prices draw customers, but remember they also draw shady people too. Spend a few dollars extra and book a hotel that is in a better area with better reviews to boot. If you’re far away from home and find that you’ve left your phone charger at home, call […]
November 7, 2015

Wanelo’s Deena Varshavskaya’s top Bay Area spots

Founder and CEO of Wanelo keeps fit at EHS Pilates, catches the sunrise at Rodeo Beach, relaxes at Mizu Spa The large, round, stuffed animals are but one example of the millions of products from the 200,000-plus stores beloved by Wanelo’s 10 million users, predominantly young women who spend an average 50 minutes a day on the platform scoping products, saving them to collections, creating wish lists and sharing new finds. […] the things we wear, the things we put in our houses, all of that literally is expressing our creative side – and it’s entertainment, Varshavskaya said on a recent weekday afternoon, clad in Aritzia faux-leather pants, boots from Shoebiz and a whimsical Wildfox pony sweatshirt that she found on Wanelo. Just like her fashion tastes, her favorite Bay Area spots are an eclectic mix. EHS Pilates: 3726 Cesar Chavez: Sometimes startup founders take on a really unhealthy lifestyle, and it’s really important to me that that doesn’t happen. Pelican Inn, 10 Pacific Way, Muir Beach, Marin: “It definitely has a very authentic English pub feel that is very hard to find in San Francisco, and I think it’s an amazing, surprising romantic date just because it looks like […]
November 7, 2015

Simple Tips To Help You Understand Travel

Everyone has that feeling when they are about to walk out the door, or sitting on a plane 10,000 feet above ground; did I leave the oven on? While traveling is a fun and relaxing experience, it also has its own myriad of stresses that we hope the following information will help you sort through and prepare for your next big trip. 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. Plan ahead to make traveling with your pet easy. More and more people taking their furry friend with them on vacation, and many destinations are now aware of this and very accommodating. Make sure you contact any hotels ahead of time, both to verify that they allow pets and to find out if they have any fees or restrictions. If you plan on attending any events or attractions where your pet is not welcome, ensure you have a safe place to […]
November 4, 2015

Make Traveling Easy With Some Simple Advice

It’s likely that you have pleasant memories of childhood vacations. When you’re young, travel is a wonderful mystery to solve. It can easily be this way once again. Scan the Internet for travel destinations. Ask friends and family for suggestions. You should reach a final decision that weights the entire family’s input. Try out some of the suggestions in this article! Always let someone know when you are planning to travel. While unexpected trips and spontaneous travel may seem like a good idea at the time, it is not so great if something goes awry. Letting a friend, family member or neighbor know you will be gone and where you are going is always a good idea. Contact that person as soon as you reach your destination. Let them know when you will be coming home. You will be glad you did. For someone who has never used a recreational vehicle or RV for traveling before it can be an interesting change of pace. With an RV one has many more options on where they want to stay at or go to. It is often a relaxing trip that one can take at their own pace. Try to eat something […]
November 4, 2015

Castro Theatre’s Marc Huestis finds joy in neighborhood

Castro Theatre showman talks of celebrating life – from finding joy to turning 60 to honoring Rita Moreno For San Francisco showman Marc Huestis, the secret to living well is balancing his celebrity-heavy schedule at the Castro Theatre with the simple pleasures of neighborhood life. For many in the Castro scene, Huestis is synonymous with the affectionate star tributes he independently produces at the historic theater. On March 15, Huestis is putting on an extravaganza with the Bay Area’s own Rita Moreno, an EGOT honoree (she’s won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards), which includes a dragtastic preshow, a sing-along “West Side Story” (Moreno won an Oscar for her portrayal of Anita), a screening of the 1976 film “The Ritz” (Moreno won a Tony in the 1975 play, which then became a film) and a conversation at the Castro. Whether casually recalling hanging out at Harvey Milk’s camera shop in the ’70s or reminiscing about the antics of some of the more memorable stars he’s worked with (like Sandra Dee getting a foot rub from a homeless man on 16th Street after a few drinks), Huestis tells the stories with a gossipy familiarity that is more akin to the friendly […]
November 2, 2015

Travel Advice That You Can Trust

Have you heard horror stories about traveling from your family or friends? Chances are, whatever misfortunes they experienced could have been prevented had they done their homework on traveling. In the following article, you are going to be given advice that could save you from having a horror story of your own. You can save space in your luggage by packing in large airtight bags, such as ziplocks. Find the gallon or 2 gallon size bags, pack t-shirts, socks, underwear and other lightweight fabric items in them, and then roll the air out of the bag before zipping shut. This will reduce the size of your items down and you will be able to fit more in your bag. Split up clothes between bags when traveling. When traveling with more than one person, split your clothes between your respective suitcases. There is a chance you might lose a bag during your trip. If a bag is lost, having the clothes split up ensures than everyone will have at least one change of outfit available to them. Long driving trips can be fun and economical, but the cost of stopping for meals every few hours will add up, especially for a […]
November 2, 2015

Take The Stress Out Of Traveling With These Simple Tips

Though many people consider travel to be stressful and unpleasant, it doesn’t have to be that way. Getting outside of your normal daily activity can be a rewarding experience, and one that can change your life in large or small ways. Following these tips will help make the journey a positive one. When planning a vacation, be open to new destinations. Many people get into vacation routines, but you can find a little variety and also special deals, helping make your vacations fun and memorable for you and your family. You can save money by selecting an alternate destination. If you need to use the bathroom during a long flight, please make sure to put your shoes on when entering the restroom. You never know what kind of germs can be on the floor of the plane, especially near the commode. When you return to your seat, feel free to kick your shoes off. Every traveler should know by now that joking around isn’t the smartest thing to do while waiting in check in and security lines any more. Airport personnel are simply too concerned about terrorism to take jokes lightly. Progress through these lines politely and in a businesslike […]
November 2, 2015

Westfield Labs’ Lindsey Thomas bridges digital, mall shopping

Westfield Labs co-founder strives to give shoppers the best of both worlds – the visceral and the virtual […] the best research happens right outside her office window, at Westfield Labs’ San Francisco headquarters on the fifth floor of Westfield San Francisco Centre, where she and a team of more than 50 observe customers in their “natural habitats” shopping at some of the world’s leading retailers. Thomas helped found Westfield Labs in October 2012 to bridge the gap between digital shoppers and the physical world. Recent projects include “digital storefronts” that allow shoppers to scroll through products on large touch-screens to discover products offered in the mall, and a collaboration with same-day-delivery service Deliv during the holiday shopping season. The digital storefronts started with a live experiment of sorts in San Francisco, with brands like Rebecca Minkoff, Toms and Sony participating. “San Francisco is the innovation capital of the world, and having Westfield Labs here lets us build, partner and invest in tech – and in the talent here,” Thomas says. The bar is a super-charming renovated warehouse where they have really thought about every detail. Press Club, 20 Yerba Buena Lane. Garibaldis, 347 Presidio Ave. This neighborhood spot is […]
October 31, 2015

Tips To Travel With

The United States offers a wide range of travel destinations to suit just about anyone’s tastes. From the warm tranquil waters of Florida, to the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the United States offers almost any kind of travel destination you are seeking. This article will give you some ideas as to what the United States has to offer, when considering your next travel destination. When selecting a location to travel to, there is no better source of information than a fellow traveler. Other travelers with similar needs and plans, can tell you what destinations are must-sees and what areas you should try to avoid. No guidebook can replace the first-hand experience of another person or family. If you are planning on flying or riding a long distance with school-age children, consider investing in a small portable DVD player. The least expensive ones can run as low as , and the peace of mind it buys you on that nine-hour international flight is more than worth the cost. When booking a hotel stay, be sure to ask when the hotel was last built or renovated. A low-cost motel that’s brand new might be a better option than an older building attached to […]
October 30, 2015

Adman Rich Silverstein cycles through life – Pilates, Prada

Biking is a kind of meditation for Rich Silverstein, co-chairman and partner of the award-winning advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners – known for the “Got Milk?” commercials, among many others. Having recently moved to San Francisco, his new morning routine includes a quick ride to see his beloved bridge. For his commute about the city, Silverstein sometimes rides his electric bicycle made by Specialized Bikes, which enables him to zip along faster than the cabs. Every morning he cleans his bicycle and drinks a cup of Peet’s coffee – caffeine being “the drug of cyclists,” he says. Aside from a chance meeting on the Golden Gate Bridge, you might run into him at On Cue Pilates on Sacramento Street, but that’s about it: “I don’t go to grocery stores, dry cleaners or florists,” he says, “but occasionally you’ll find me at Prada.” During his workweek, Silverstein finds solace in a roster of classic restaurants near his California Street offices. Le Central, 453 Bush St., San Francisco It’s a piece of real San Francisco, you can feel the ghost of Herb Caen sitting next to you. Recchiuti Confections, 1 The Embarcadero, San Francisco Caramels and salt replaces peanut butter and […]