Category Archives: Leisure & Destinations

Where to go for a weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area

Top 5: Places to take Your Guests in the Bay Area

Chances are you haven’t been in the Bay Area long before you find yourself hosting a guest. We all feel pressure to make sure our visitors have an enjoyable and memorable time. Hopefully this list of the top five places, … Continue reading

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There’s an app for that…in the Silicon Valley

If you’re living in the Bay Area or Silicon Valley, and you have a smart phone…there’s an app for that… You’ve arrived! You’re here in the technology capitol of the world, some say, so embrace technology and let it help … Continue reading

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My Top 6 Hikes in the Bay Area

These are my favorite 6 hikes and they are very different by nature. They are all between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. 1. Wilder Ranch State Park. I love to take the Ohlone Bluff Trail for a few miles and see the waves crash onto … Continue reading

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Traditional Christmas Tree Farms – a holiday essential for our family.

What are some of your favorite Christmas/Holiday Traditions? For me, Christmas isn’t really Christmas unless I do two things. One – Bake Christmas cookies (I’ll post a family recipe in the coming weeks) and two – cut down/pick out a … Continue reading

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Seven reasons to ride a bike in the Bay Area

I’m from the Netherlands, the country with more bicycles than inhabitants. This blog post about bicycling is from my Dutch point of view. Seven reasons to bike in the Bay Area The weather is almost always good There are hardly any hills There … Continue reading

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