Saturday mornings at the Ferry Building Farmers Market

It won’t surprise you to know my favorite Saturday morning activity in San Francisco, if I can get out of bed and into the city early enough, is wandering the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Because: FOOD. The Saturday market is the largest I’ve been to in the Bay Area. There is an ample selection of…

Treasure Island Flea

One weekend of every month, the deserted former naval base in the middle of San Francisco Bay becomes the site for a busy flea market. You can find just about anything here, from succulent plants to lawn ornaments, old maps to previously worn flannel shirts, leather handbags to unique photography items. This market is a…

the year of yosemite

Last year, for my 34th birthday, all I wanted to do was visit Yosemite. It was calling for me. I’d never been, and frankly, nor did I know much about it. It was just one of those places I knew I had to see with my own two eyes. Upon entering the park, I nearly…

super soul sunday hike

Spring Sundays are the greatest day of the week. Especially when the weather shapes up nicely for taking a hike. Blue skies, sunshine, mid-60s is my ideal scenario. Recently someone told me about Weekend Sherpa, a website that offers a weekly email to its subscribers, which makes suggestions about outdoor hiking and activities in the…

Visiting Big Sur

Most of the people in my life in the USA are on the East Coast or in Seattle, but we still hoped someone could and would somehow join us for part of the road trip. Unfortunately there is zero space in my car to take on another passenger, so that option was swiftly ruled out….

Arriving at Legitimate Adulthood in Napa

It is true that I have never been to Napa. I don’t even recall ever visiting a winery before, at all. Thirty-one years and no first-hand knowledge of wine making. Call it what you will, but I call it ridiculous and outright absurd. Funny enough, Napa was not in our original plan. As we sat…