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The Marin Headlands of San Francisco

San Francisco never ceases to amaze me and I’ve been visiting there now nearly 38 years. It’s posh and upscale.  It’s quirky and bohemian.  It’s international and worldly. It’s wild, rugged, untamed… and completely escapable. Though I’ve followed the Scenic Highway repeatedly over the years, I’m still pleasantly surprised at each return just how beautiful […]

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A Hike with a View: Mt. Tamalpais and San Francisco

Over San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge, just above Mill Valley, is the tumultuous mountain of Tamalpais, a mound of green covered curves and hills with a very small tower at the very top. If you have just an hour to park and walk to the top, you’ll enjoy the views there, but it does cost […]

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The Moraga Steps of Golden Gate Heights, San Francisco

It’s amazing what can happen when people work together. These stairs weren’t here ten years ago – or may be they were, but not like this.  Inspired from a staircase in Brazil, these stairs were created by two artists and over 300 neighbors who worked together to create each mosaic panel. It’s a community project […]

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California’s Highway 1: Santa Cruz to Half Moon Bay

This week has been too relaxing already. From day one I felt fully rested. Without the activity of my home to keep me up late and the kids who still like to wake me up at night, I awake each morning to the rhythmic tapping of the woodpeckers in the white oak trees feeling refreshed […]

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