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November 14, 2015

Prepare To Travel Today With This Advice

There is a lot of information out there about travel, and it is hard to go through it all. Luckily, this article has been put together with expert advice to offer tips and advice to make your travel time more exciting. If you are traveling overnight or into the early morning, get your doctor’s permission to take a sleeping pill after you board. Eat your breakfast and then drift off to dreamland, and you’ll sleep comfortably through the whole flight. Wait until you are airborne to take your pill though, in case your flight is delayed or must return to the gate. Sanitize your area. You may get a few sideways glances, but in the confined space of a crowded aircraft, you are just asking to get sick. Bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer or some sanitizing wipes and wipe off your tray table, armrests and any buttons, as soon as you sit down. Be sure to also use it on your hands and try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth. If you are driving of flying with a toddler, be sure to bring along “busy” toys for him. Do your best to include some of the […]
November 13, 2015

George Revel’s eclectic tastes pay off for him

Owner of Lost Coast Outfitters fly-fishing store in San Francisco uses eclectic taste to reel in profits George Revel’s tastes might be more expected of a man twice his age, but the 25-year-old’s business profits from him being a bit of an oddball. Lost Coast Outfitters, Revel’s fly fishing store-within-a-store that opened in December, is the only fly-fishing store in San Francisco after Leland Fly Fishing closed shop in 2011. Revel began fly fishing at age 12 – “I was a fly-fishing prodigy, I guess,” he said – and traveled around the country fishing and working at trade shows. The Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, 1232 John F. Kennedy Drive: It’s a total retreat in the middle of the city. Pacific Rod and Gun Club, 520 John Muir Drive: San Francisco is the only big city with a skeet-shooting range within city limits. Live jazz, great Manhattans, a potato puff with creme fraiche and caviar on top of it that’s pretty amazing. Ellen Huet is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. On The Town
November 12, 2015

Want To Travel Soon? Use These Tips For A Great Trip!

When you think of travel, do you see it as something that takes a long time to plan which location to the next you will be traveling to? If so, then you have a narrow view of it. Traveling is so much more and it can be customized so that it works with you. Read on to find out how. For more exciting, memorable travel experiences, consider cutting down your budget. Traveling on a shoestring, exposes you to novel situations and will show you people and places that you might otherwise miss. Restricting your spending to bare minimums will allow you to get a realistic impression of the way locals live, at your chosen travel destination. If you’re traveling to a country where you’re likely to want to enjoy a bottle of wine, bring along your own corkscrew. If you don’t know the area or speak the language, tracking down a corkscrew just for that impromptu picnic can turn a relaxing afternoon into a harried scavenger hunt. Look up reviews about hotels you plan to visit, but do not necessarily trust everything that is written. Everyone will have a different experience, so be forgiving of some negative reviews and do […]
November 11, 2015

Travel Does Not Have To Be Stressful

Traveling can be an important part of your life, whether for business or for pleasure. You need to do all of your research so that you don’t forget to pack something important, see what the best methods of transportation are, etc. There are some tips listed below to help you begin. If you really don’t want to leave your pet at home, try vacationing in a place where she can accompany you. An increasing number of accommodations are available for those traveling with pets. These include cat spas, dog daycare centers and pet-friendly cruises. Don’t leave your pets at home; just make sure you can bring them with you. When planning a flight and searching for the lowest prices, make sure you check the official website for each airline that has flights to your destination. Although some websites offer low prices, there may not actually be a flight to that exact location. To remain safe while traveling in a country stricken by poverty and crime, you should travel with a guide and a group of tourists. Avoid wearing jewelery and do not let anyone see how much cash you are carrying with you. Also, you should not trust anyone you […]
November 11, 2015

Where Viv&Ingrid’s Ingrid Chen hangs out

Viv&Ingrid designer loves a spa day in Calistoga, killer tacos in Oakland When Wang became pregnant about two years ago, they figured she’d take a nice, long maternity leave and return to work alongside Chen, the CEO, like always. Fortunately, the jewelry line – with its signature thin gold hoops rimmed with tiny gemstones, and barely there necklaces with delicate charms – is thriving. The locally made pieces are frequently featured in national magazines and sold in about 300 specialty boutiques in the U.S., as well as Japan and the United Kingdom. When she’s not wearing her own jewelry, Chen wears an antique brass tiger’s head ring with crystal eyes. Chen’s favorite hangoutsFlowerland Nursery, 1330 Solano Ave., Albany: I don’t have a green thumb, but I love to go there and sit on a bistro bench by the Local 123 coffee truck set up outside by the plants. […] we go to Ad Hoc for lunch or dinner, stroll around the French Laundry gardens and visit the chickens. On The Town
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 […]