Summer 2016 in Pictures

After two difficult years, this summer has made up for time I thought I already lost.  It was the first summer that I wasn’t either living or spending an extended period of time in Rhode Island—I thought I was going to be stuck in suburbia, perhaps make the occasional trip to New York City. I […]

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How to Spend 72 Hours in California | Part 4

Once Steph and I left the foggy San Francisco Bay area, the California sunshine followed us to Napa, the final leg of our weekend trip. We took a few back roads away from the bumper-to-bumper traffic to enjoy the scenery, since everyone else in the state of California decided to head to Napa… I chose […]

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A Night Out in North Beach, San Francisco

It doesn’t matter if your body is jet-lagged and thrown off by the time difference. If you’re in San Francisco, you’re going out. Here’s how to do it right in North Beach. A Night Out in North Beach Start off at Black Magic Voodoo Lounge on Lombard Street. Ask for their specialty shot… Keep walking […]

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How to Spend 72 Hours in California | Part 3

We drove from Monterey back to San Francisco before sundown to check out a few of the popular tourist sights. We started at Dolores Park, then navigated through the urban maze to find the Painted Ladies and Lombard Street before parking in Chinatown to explore further. We did try to locate the Victorian from Full House, […]

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How to Spend 72 Hours in California | Part 2

After hitting up Big Sur, we made our way back to Monterey for the night. We ate dinner at The Crown and Anchor, a perfect spot for casual pub style dining. The smaller fish and chips portion—paired with a few one pomegranate Pimms cocktails—was the perfect meal to preface an evening followed by live music, late-night games of […]

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California Central Coast | Big Sur

A first trip to the West Coast seems incomplete without seeing the Pacific Ocean. We met up with a few more friends in Monterey before making the hour and fifteen minute drive down to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. My friend Steph, who is also from the East Coast, told me to pay attention to the […]

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How to Spend 72 Hours in California

Leave the airport and waste no time getting to where you want to be. I barely had one weekend to explore NoCal while visiting my friend Steph in San Francisco. I landed on Friday morning and left on Sunday night, so we made every minute count. The Flight  It’s worth nothing that I booked this […]

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