San Francisco

Found in My Own Backyard: San Francisco’s Museum Gem

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I’ve been to the Louvre in Paris, the Uffizi in Florence, and countless other museums dedicated to the works of artists living and dead.  But I don’t often go to art museums.  Too much stuff on the walls, too little time to view it, too many people trying to get “up close and personal” with […]

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Found in My Own Backyard: A Virtual Choir

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Grace Cathedral sits atop Nob Hill, high above downtown San Francisco.  It is the site of year-round concerts, but I like to attend ones during the Christmas holiday season when the nearby luxury hotels, The Fairmont and Mark Hopkins, and the trees surrounding Huntington Park across the street from the cathedral, are festooned with lights. […]

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San Francisco’s Palatial Holidays

Christmas Holiday Videos

Scheduling lunch at a hotel that was about burn to the ground probably sounds like a bad idea. After the meal, my companion would have been escorted along with the other ladies to the “Fainting Room” where they could loosen their corsets and be able to breathe, free from the clouds of smoke emanating from […]

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Christmas Holidays in San Francisco: 49 Things To Do

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San Francisco Travel has come up with a list of 49 ways to have fun in and near The City By The Bay during the year-end holiday season.  Here are ten from its list that caught my eye: Just For The Fun of It # 7 – Get  your photo taken under the Westfield Centre […]

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Found in My Own Backyard: Snow in San Francisco

Christmas Holiday Videos

Never before in the four decades that I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area had I seen snow fall at sea level. But in this age of global warming, the weather patterns near my home have changed.  In fact, I can confidently predict that it will snow not just once between now and […]

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San Francisco Holiday Travel Savings

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If you are planning on coming to San Francisco during the upcoming holiday season, don’t just put a flower in your hair, put some dollars back in your pocket with this savings tips from the San Francisco Travel Association: The San Francisco Travel Association is wrapping the holidays into hotel packages with some extra trimmings […]

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Travel Tip: My “No Fly List” (Part 1)

Air Force

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to fly, and a time not to fly. The new TSA rules imposed after the Christmas Day bombing attempt aboard the Amsterdam to Detroit flight, an e-mail from friends thankful that they did not book the last (and […]

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