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Weekend in Havana – You Should Book Now!

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Weekend in Havana: too good to pass up! Topping the list of off the beaten path travel, a weekend in Havana still reigns supreme. Never has a destination been so sought after. But, recent policy issues have left many travelers with legitimate concerns over how, if or when they can go to Cuba. Never fear, [ ... ]

Vung Tau: Savoring the Flavors of Southern Vietnam

Vung Tau: Savoring the Flavors of Southern Vietnam


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Chac Do's family opened the first Vung Tau in 1985, naming their San Jose restaurant for a popular south Vietnam beach. Now Vung Tau dominates Little Saigon

San Francisco Tours Parking - SFParkingGuide

San Francisco Tours Parking - SFParkingGuide


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There are dozens of tour operators in San Francisco offering hundreds of combinations of tours to see the city. These tours whisk people around San Francisco and the surrounding areas by bus, trolley, boat, foot, bike, electric bike, duck boat, Segway, or even a VW Beetle.  To pick your favorite mode of transportation, and what …

Vintage Cuba Day Tour

by Tamar @ Access TripsJune – Access Trips

Vintage Cuba Day Tour Be transported back in time on an exclusive, private Havana shore excursion far from the crowds. The classic cars, weathered buildings, and colorful history create an unforgettable Cuba day tour experience, one that will stay with you long after you return home. Stroll through the cobbled streets of the Old Havana, [ ... ]

Mysterious Kauai McDonalds Fried Haupia Pie Flavor?

by John Michael @ Food 8nd Trips

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Tại Sao Phải Mua Bảo Hiểm Nhân Thọ?

by admin @ Green Tour

Why do I need Life insurance? Life insurance proceeds can help provide both financial security for your loved ones and peace of mind for yourself. It can help you rest easy, knowing that you have helped to financially protect those you care about. Life insurance can help: * Pay the mortgage * Mainta...

Sichuan Magic Dust Popcorn Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Since late November, my friend Andrew Janjigian and I have made a total of about 55 batches of this popcorn. It’s his recipe, which he shared with me after I wrote about MSG in pho. When he realized that I was open to tinkering with monosodium glutamate in cooking, he sent the recipe to me....

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L.A. Beer & Food Festival, Kool Kief + The Rake

by Sean Inman @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

The Los Angeles beer festival calendar starts with a bang as the second annual L.A. Beer & Food Festival returns to Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake on Saturday, January 27, 2018. This was a fun and more intimate festival than others with beer and food booths snaking through rooms and outdoors. This year the L.A. County Brewers Guild event features 50 of L.A.’s independently-owned craft brewers pouring beers that you can then pair with food. It is a wonderful way to quickly and easily see and test how beers taste before, mid-bite, and after. On the beer side of the equation, I am looking forward to two groups of breweries. One category involves breweries that I haven’t had a beer from yet, and the other features breweries in which I need to get re-acquainted. In the former category are Zymurgy Brew Works and Pocock Brewing and in the latter are Mt. Lowe Brewing and Five Threads Brewing. Since there are so many breweries to choose from, you had better come with at least a bit of a game plan. You can drink by style or by geography or just pick the beers that have the best hop-related puns. This...

L.A. Beer & Food Festival, Kool Kief + The Rake

New York’s cult favorite Shake Shack is coming to Palo Alto

by Linda Zavoral @ BayArea

Shake Shack, the cult-favorite burger restaurant that started out as a hot dog cart in New York’s Madison Square Park, is finally coming to the Bay Area. The inaugural restaurant will go in at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto — with a look reminiscent of that first Shake Shack. According to spokeswoman Kristyn Clark, the […]

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5 Ways to Keep Millennials Tuned-in to Team Building

by strayboots @ Strayboots – Team building activities and scavenger hunts

Team building is an essential part of any successful organization. Team building activities help employees learn to communicate and work together to solve problems. When employees know how to work collaboratively and use their strengths for the common good, they’re happier and work more efficiently. Team building is even more important for companies with millennial […]

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Strayboots – A Year in Review

by strayboots @ Strayboots – Team building activities and scavenger hunts

Wow, what a great year we’ve had at Strayboots! The new year is the perfect opportunity for us to reflect on some of the best events of 2017. We hosted all kinds of scavenger hunts throughout the year, from public interpretative tours to private office orientations. Though we run over 700 hunts annually, we’ve selected […]

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You Never Have to Leave the Intercontinental Da Nang

by John Michael @ Food 8nd Trips

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Peru – A Fusion of Cultures & Cuisine

by Minh Ta @ Access TripsJune – Access Trips

Peru Culinary Tour – OVERVIEW The birthplace of authentic fusion, Peru is an epicurean dreamscape. Spanish, West African, Chinese, Japanese and Andean influences meld together to create a cuisine as deliciously captivating and complex as the culture. Let your taste buds guide you on our Peru culinary tour as you explore Peru’s unrivaled geographic and cultural diversity. Journey [ ... ]

The Amazingly Cheap and Uneventful Mekong Express

by Nadia Lee @ Saigon | Food 8nd Trips

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Bay Area jazz star returns home for San Francisco performances

by BayArea.com team @ BayArea

From music writer Jim Harrington: Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 50 best albums of 2017 includes 49 pop, rock, hip-hop, country and R&B outings. And one jazz album — “Far From Over” by the Vijay Iyer Sextet. And that’s just one of the high-profile thumbs up for this album, which just might be the […]

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2018 Beer Predictions, Nice Chucks + January Plan

by Sean Inman @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

It is time to gaze into the crystal ball. Don’t shake it or the yeast will start swirling amidst the hazy IPA inside. Here is what I think could happen in the world of independent beer in 2018. 1. Each year it seems that breweries get the idea that they should sell to the large Los Angeles beer market. We reap the benefit for a few months, but then the distribution flags and poof!; the brewery retreats. I expect this to happen again, but with more breweries flowing out than coming in for the first time. 2. 22-ounce bombers will fade quicker this year as more 16-ounce cans and 32-ounce crowlers take over. We are already seeing the re-emergence of the six-pack as well. 3. Taproom-only releases will start to be seen on beer shop shelves and more kegs will be spotted as well. Beer has to be made to a certain scale and if the beer sits at a brewery too long, it will eventually make its way elsewhere. 4. There will be at least four big buyouts / purchases as consolidation starts to take hold but SABInBev and their High End portfolio might be silent this year. 5.THE...

2018 Beer Predictions, Nice Chucks + January Plan

San Jose Scavenger Hunts - Strayboots - Team building activities and scavenger hunts

San Jose Scavenger Hunts - Strayboots - Team building activities and scavenger hunts


Strayboots - Team building activities and scavenger hunts

San Jose scavenger hunts to tour the best attractions! Great for DMCs, operators, event planners with large tour groups, youth groups, scout troops.

Wide Eyes Open Palms The Schmancy (Drink of the Week)

by Joshua Lurie @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

Seasonal comfort food and specialty coffee has become much more prominent pairing in L.A. County since SQIRL and G&B Coffee co-habitated in 2012. Chef Kat McIver and partner/barista Angie Evans execute both facets beautifully in Long Beach at Wide Eyes Open Palms, which started at the Sunday Alamitos Bay Farmers Market and now exists near 4th Street’s Retro Row. The concept is clearly derivative of SQIRL, but has developed a distinctive charm. Brunch is the star at this tiny, but airy space that includes twin wood counters, art-lined white walls, and two sidewalk tables. WEOP celebrates multiple coffee roasters, rotating between beans from West Coast companies like Four Barrel from San Francisco, Heart from Portland, and during my visit, Augie’s Coffee from Redlands. Their two-group La Marzocco espresso machine helps fuel classics, plus specialty drinks like peppermint mocha and ginger cinnamon latte. The Schmancy ($5.50) is a cold brew mocktail inspired by the Old Fashioned, a cocktail that typically includes either Bourbon or Rye whiskey, a sugar cube, Angostura bitters, one Luxardo cherry, and often an orange peel garnish. In this case, Evans favors chocolatey, fruity coffees from countries like Ethiopia and Guatemala. [This version featured Guatemalan coffee from Augie’s.]...

Wide Eyes Open Palms The Schmancy (Drink of the Week)

The Year in Pho: Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Family Stories from 2017

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

| Wouldn’t you know it, there was a lot of pho fervor this year, especially at Viet World Kitchen! Instead of doing a year-end summary of the most popular recipes on the site, I decided to round up all the pho-related content that published during the past twelve months. I published tips, tricks, and recipes...

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Finding the McDonalds Fried Apple Pie Again in Tokyo

by John Michael @ Food 8nd Trips

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Vé về Việt Nam mùa hè năm 2016

by admin @ Green Tour

Green Tour hiện đang có vé về Việt Nam Sau tết nguyên đán $930 bao gồm VISA mùa hè năm 2016  $1180 bao gồm VISA Xin gọi cho Green Tour để biết thêm chi tiết....

L.A. Beer Blast: The Best in Local Craft Beer

by Joshua Lurie @ Food GPS

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The L.A. Beer Blast lets Food GPS readers know what’s new at select L.A. bars and restaurants with great beer selections. You’ll also discover beer-related events in the area. Transplants Brewing Turns 2, Ceremony + Anna’s Cider Sean Inman revisits Transplants Brewing in Palmdale for their second anniversary bash and was impressed with their beers. Taste “pure lemon” in Burial Beer Co.’s Ceremonial Session IPA. Support Anna’s Cider in Upper Ojai, a casualty of the Thomas fire. Numbered establishments on the map correspond to information below. Please note: craft beers rotate frequently at these establishments, and kegs might kick between the time we update the Blast and the time you arrive. 1. Verdugo Bar (Glassell Park) Beers of the Week: 1. Trumer Pils 2. Kern River Just Outstanding IPA 3. Founder Brewing Nitro Oatmeal Stout 4. Modern Times Critical Band IPA 5. Green Cheek Fest Friends Lager 2. Tuning Fork (Studio City) Beers of the Week: 1. MacLeod Walk The Plank 2. 2 Towns Ciderhouse Ginja Ninja 3. Bell’s Two Hearted 4. Pizza Port Swami IPA 5. Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA 3. The Surly Goat (West Hollywood) Beers of the Week: 1. Novo Brazil The Mango IPA 2. Big Sky...

L.A. Beer Blast: The Best in Local Craft Beer

Havana Weekend Tour

by Tamar @ Access TripsJune – Access Trips

Havana Weekend for Foodies – Overview Escape with Access Trips for a Havana weekend getaway. Cuba’s vibrant gem, Havana, is everything you’ve heard about and more, from stunning architecture to sultry salsa, and colorful markets to classic cars! On our 5-day culinary weekend in Havana you’ll discover authentic Havana and connect with the locals in a meaningful way. You [ ... ]

Feasting in Back Alley Seafood at Quan Oc Co Sang

by John Michael @ Saigon | Food 8nd Trips

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First Night at the Holiday Inn Bandung Pasteur

by Nadia Lee @ Food 8nd Trips

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Just in: Top 5 delicious new foods at San Francisco’s Fancy Food Show

Just in: Top 5 delicious new foods at San Francisco’s Fancy Food Show

by Jessica Yadegaran @ The Mercury News

From a chocolate Sin in a Tin to Iberian ham-flavored gourmet potato chips, these are the most delicious new products we tasted at the 2018 Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.

Banh Mi Huynh Hoa Surprised My Basic Palate

by Nadia Lee @ Saigon | Food 8nd Trips

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Cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City - Backpacking with KILROY Travels

Cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City - Backpacking with KILROY Travels


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Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City is the most modern and busy city in Vietnam. You will feel the pulse of the city immediately upon arrival!

Fascinating Harajuku Culture

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Harajuku Culture on the Access Trips Japan Tour How do we put into words the fascinating world of Harajuku? A lifestyle? Cultural phenomenon? Fashion era?  In Japan, it is all of those things and more. Uniquely Japanese and cultivated in Tokyo, Harajuku fashion is a combination of childlike fantasy, anime, and expressive other-worldly wear that [ ... ]

Overcoming Jet Lag During International Travel

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Jet lag: A temporary sleep disorder brought on by travel across time zones. Regardless of how well we prepare our bodies for travel, a disruption in our circadian rhythms is, for lack of a more appropriate description, the pits. Sleeplessness, exhaustion, inability to focus your attention, and even gastrointestinal problems are all symptoms of the [ ... ]

Cheap Flights from San Jose to Ho Chi Minh City from $553 - KAYAK

Cheap Flights from San Jose to Ho Chi Minh City from $553 - KAYAK


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Fly from San Jose to Ho Chi Minh City on ANA from $634, United from $641... Search and find deals on flights to Ho Chi Minh City.

San Francisco Parking Guide

by William Allenbach @ SFParkingGuide

This site is dedicated to helping you find the best parking spot in San Francisco. Search for your destination to the right or browse by neighborhood or destination.

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Bone-in steaks (even filets): Prime 109 expanding to Santa Clara

by Linda Zavoral @ BayArea

The restaurant team that brought bone-in steaks and prime rib to Fremont is expanding its upscale concept to Santa Clara. Prime 109 Steak & Libation House will open Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the former Bennigan’s on Great America Parkway near Levi’s Stadium. What’s the name mean? The “prime 109” is what steakhouses and prime rib palaces order […]

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Affordable Solutions for Small Group Gatherings

by strayboots @ Strayboots – Team building activities and scavenger hunts

Have you been tasked with the responsibility of planning a group gathering? With the holidays drawing near, it’s likely you’ll find yourself in this position. Whether you’re trying to entertain family members or coordinate a holiday celebration for a small group of coworkers, your first question is always going to be: “What do we do?” […]

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Monterey, CA – Visitor Information and pictures

by Christian @ City Sightseeing Tours

Monterey, California and Monterey Bay Full of history, excitement and fun, Monterey is home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, historic... Read more »

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San José Museum of Art x The Propeller Group

San José Museum of Art x The Propeller Group


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Help bring a mural of hope to downtown San José.

Trust Way Burger (Dose of Vitamin P)

by Joshua Lurie @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

Weekend brunch is a way of life in laid-back San Diego. After training for triathlons, going for their morning jog, or catching a few waves, people flood open-air restaurants to refuel (and then some). I’m not even training for anything, but was happy to carbo- and protein-load at TRUST Restaurant in an industrial, mixed-use Hillcrest building. Brad Wise runs TRUST and nearby Hundred Proof. His original restaurant features a glass and steel patio with red chairs; the dining room touts an open kitchen and diagram of pork parts, one of which tops a devastating “Trust Way” burger. Wood Grilled Burger ($14) is a beast at its core, with a juicy, well-seared patty piled with Asiago cheese, savory bacon-tomato jam, tangy pickled onions, and arugula on a soft poppy seed bun that soaks up the beef’s juices. Sure, each burger comes with skin-on French fries, but you should also bolster your burger by ordering Trust Way ($3). That means with house-cured, braised bacon and a sunny side egg that washes over the burger’s substantial, but balanced ingredients. Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.

Trust Way Burger (Dose of Vitamin P)

The Insider’s Guide to Little Saigon in San Jose - BayArea

The Insider’s Guide to Little Saigon in San Jose - BayArea


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Unlike other ethnic enclaves such as San Francisco’s Chinatown or Japantown, San Jose’s Little Saigon flies under-the-radar in terms of popularity with tourists and even some locals. That said, with over 180,000 residents, Little Saigon has more Vietnamese residents than any other city in the world outside of Vietnam, according to Visit San Jose. So …

How to Pull off The Perfect Corporate Event

by strayboots @ Strayboots – Team building activities and scavenger hunts

Corporate events are hard to get right. Pulling off a seamless experience for your employees can be challenging. It always seems like a given that something will go wrong. Maybe the caterer doesn’t show up. Or you can’t get technology on your side while a guest speaker stands there waiting to begin their presentation. You […]

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Tatang Li-em-po (Dose of Vitamin P)

by Joshua Lurie @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

A North Hollywood strip mall best known for Vallarta Supermarkets is now home to one of the Valley’s best Filipino restaurants: Tatang. Chef JR Martin and wife Chiho honor their cultural heritage in modern ways while tipping their caps to the past. The name Tatang translates from Tagalog to English as father. In this case, the father is JR’s late grandfather, dad to 16 children, including Martin’s mom, the family’s eldest child. From Tatang’s grill, I’d recommend ordering Li-em-po ($6.95). Thin slabs of heritage pork belly are marinated in tart calamansi juice, soy sauce, black pepper, garlic, and some water to thin out the sodium. Bellies are grilled until charred bits form, sliced into this strips that take dips in spicy vinegar, and served with cooling tomatoes. Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.

Tatang Li-em-po (Dose of Vitamin P)

Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Love hoisin sauce with pho and in other Asian dishes? Make it yourself! I didn’t think it would be easy, but for the sake of excellent pho and the desire to offer a gluten-free hoisin recipe in The Pho Cookbook, I experimented for about two weeks to come up with an excellent recipe. Now, you...

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Kevin Durant responds center Rockets center Clint Capela

Kevin Durant responds center Rockets center Clint Capela

by Logan Murdock @ The Mercury News

Following the Warriors 124-114 loss to the Houston Rockets Saturday night, Rockets center Clint Capela proclaimed that the Rockets were a "better" team than the defending champion Warriors. On Monday, Warriors forward Kevin Durant issued his rebuttal.

Cuba Culinary Tour

by Minh Ta @ Access TripsJune – Access Trips

Cuba Culinary Tour – Overview Take a step back in time and a step forward in cultural relations as you discover Cuba’s culture through its cuisine on our ground-breaking Cuba culinary tour. Access Trips pioneered culinary travel to Cuba by offering access inside Cuban kitchens at top restaurants for the first time ever on our legal, [ ... ]

Winter howls through the Midwest

Winter howls through the Midwest

by The Associated Press @ The Mercury News

The National Weather Service says more than 10 inches of snow has already fallen on North Platte in western Nebraska. In southern Minnesota, the storm dumped 9 inches on Owatonna by midday Monday. Dozens of school districts in Minnesota canceled classes.

San Francisco Cable Car Map

by Christopher Lovatt @ City Sightseeing Tours

San Francisco Cable Car Map The San Francisco Cable Cars or San Francisco Trolleys as they are sometimes referred to... Read more »

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Những địa danh nghỉ dưỡng dành cho người về hưu

by admin @ Green Tour

Vẻ đẹp quyến rũ của Pháp Là điểm đến số một về du lịch trên thế giới cũng là địa điểm lý tưởng dành cho người về hưu, Pháp tự hào có nhiều thắng cảnh thiên nhiên: các thị trấn và thành phố xinh đẹp, món ăn ngon, rượu vang giá cả phải chăng và khí hậu ấm áp ở miền nam. Đó là lý do Pháp là nơi thu hút...

Delicious Daiquiris with Guest Blogger Allison Levine

by Julia Houghton @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Allison Levine of Please the Palate has shared a bit about her recent experience in Cuba on an Access Trips tour. She’s written a superb post about a quintessentially Cuban libation, the daiquiri! We loved reading her Pick of The Week, and can’t wait to share it with you. Thanks, Allison! Please The Palate Pick [ ... ]

Đặt Khách Sạn và Xe Du Lịch

by admin @ Green Tour

Quý vị cần Khách Sạn hoặc Xe chuyên chở khi đi Tour? Quý vị cần Khách Sạn ở những thành phố mà mình sắp đi du lịch đến ? Quý vị có một số lượng khách muốn đi du lịch theo một lịch trình đặt sẵn hay theo yêu cầu. Chúng tôi có thể giúp quý vị lên kế hoạch cho một chuyến đi cùng gia đình hay hội đoàn t...

30 mẹo hữu ích khi đi du lịch không phải ai cũng biết

by admin @ Green Tour

Trải nghiệm những miền đất mới giúp ta có thêm nhiều niềm vui trong cuộc sống cũng như góp nhặt được vô vàn bài học quý giá về cuộc sống và con người. Vậy hãy tận dụng thời gian và “xách balo lên và đi”. Dưới đây là những mẹo hữu ích khiến cho chuyến du lịch của bạn dễ dàng hơn. Cất sạc pin điện tho...

Why Your Travel To Cuba Matters Now

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Travel To Cuba Now It doesn’t seem all that long ago that travel to Cuba was near impossible for the average American tourist. In 2014 President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro took historic steps to lessen the gap between the Cuban people and Americans however, and in the last two years travel to Cuba [ ... ]

Netflix keeps its crown as new subscribers surge

Netflix keeps its crown as new subscribers surge

by Rex Crum @ The Mercury News

With more than 8 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter, Netflix's shows no signs of giving up its internet TV streaming crown.

Vietnam Culinary Tour – Flavors of Indochine

by Minh Ta @ Access TripsJune – Access Trips

CULINARY TOUR OF VIETNAM – OVERVIEW Indochine is a name that stirs the senses and emotions. It conjures visions of proud farmers in conical straw hats tending to their rice paddies. It conjures smells of lemongrass, ginger and mint, savory spices used in Vietnamese cooking. It conjures the romance of a bygone colonial era, and the hope [ ... ]

Ironsmith Coffee Roasters Turmeric Ginger Latte (Drink of the Week)

by Joshua Lurie @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

I’ve recently been visiting Ironsmith Coffee Roasters in Encinitas on Sundays to enjoy delectable baked goods from Crystal White and Wayfarer Bread, but the coffee bar is worth visiting in its own right. Raul Macias and Matt Delarosa launched Ironsmith to start 2015 and they’ve managed to accomplish a lot in a small space on Coast Highway. The art-lined cafe with black steel and light wood color scheme roasts coffee beans in-house and brews using a variety of methods. They take the process seriously and consider artistry when presenting drinks, even coffee-free drinks. Turmeric Ginger Latte ($5) is a recent triumph featuring raw spices, honey, and a choice of milk. Each latte is available either hot or over ice. Order the drink hot and each latte is steamed with a little bit of coconut oil to help the flavors bind together. The kicker is a fresh-cracked black pepper shower that adds contrast and a bit more spice.

Ironsmith Coffee Roasters Turmeric Ginger Latte (Drink of the Week)

Vietnamese Any Day – A New Book Coming Up!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

You’re looking at the draft of my sixth cookbook! This week, I sent the manuscript to my editor, Kelly Snowden. Vietnamese Any Day is all about helping American cooks work Viet flavors into their regular rotation. Many people who are new to Vietnamese food do not know where to begin. They’ve been seduced by the...

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Fun Filled Schedule on the Saigon Hotpot City Tour

by Nadia Lee @ Saigon | Food 8nd Trips

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San Francisco Parking Tips

by William Allenbach @ SFParkingGuide

Find the best San Francisco parking tips on SFParkingguide.com. Each neighborhood guide features top tips for the area to make sure you get the best spot and avoid common parking pitfalls.

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Carmel by the sea Information and Photos

by Christian @ City Sightseeing Tours

Carmel by the sea, California and Carmel Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea is a quaint and picturesque village with a beautiful white sand... Read more »

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Pacific Grove and 17 Mile Drive Visitor Information

by Christian @ City Sightseeing Tours

Pacific Grove and 17-mile Drive through Pebble Beach Pacific Grove stretches from the Monterey Bay Aquarium to the 17 Mile... Read more »

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Du Lịch – Tuổi Già

by admin @ Green Tour

Du lịch ngày nay là một phần tất yếu trong cuộc sống. Cuộc sống càng bận rộn thì du lịch trở thành một phần quan trọng trong cuộc sống của mỗi người chúng ta. Khi chúng ta còn trẻ, chúng ta lấy sức khỏe để kiếm tiền. Khi tuổi đã về già, thì chúng ta lấy tiền để mua sức khỏe. Xứ sở cờ hoa này mặc dầu...

Thailand Cooking Tour – Explore Exotic Siam

by Minh Ta @ Access TripsJune – Access Trips

THAILAND COOKING TOUR – OVERVIEW Come with us to Thailand to experience an exotic gem, a country where the architecture and artistry are matched only by the friendliness of the people; where every flavor is more pleasing than the last; and where Buddhism binds the culture seamlessly. On our Thailand cooking tour, we’ll head from bustling [ ... ]

Room for rent in Puerto Princesa

by Sergey @ Palawan Days

Room in the center of Puerto Princesa, 1 kilometer from the airport on the main street Rizal Avenue. Fan. Linens. In the minute availability of shops, […]

Top 10 Apps to Help You Plan or Manage an Event

by strayboots @ Strayboots – Team building activities and scavenger hunts

Event planners have one of the most misunderstood professions. People are constantly telling them that they would love to have their job. Getting paid to make plans? Sounds so easy! But the reality is that event planning is extremely hard work. If you’ve ever planned an event for a large gathering, you know how much […]

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Andrew Rayel Brings the Moments Tour to NorCal and SoCal Spring 2017 | Insomniac

Andrew Rayel Brings the Moments Tour to NorCal and SoCal Spring 2017 | Insomniac


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#RayelFamily, get a double dose of the renowned producer as he hits San Jose in April and Los Angeles in May.

Transplants Brewing Turns 2, Ceremony + Anna’s Cider

by Sean Inman @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

I finally made a second visit north to Palmdale to join in festivities for the Transplants Brewing second anniversary bash. I was surprised at the variety of beers on offer (32 all told) as well as their growth in the brewing. I sampled eight beers from the list and was impressed by all save one that was probably just too green (The Bible Salesman). I really liked the Mecha Pronghorn that was one of many beers aged in Koval barrels. The Imperial Stout had loads of chocolate taste to it and was very smooth. I also tasted my first pastry stout with a great name of Cut & Pastry. It certainly did have a doughy sort of taste to it and though not my favorite was certainly well executed. IPA-wise, I tasted CatBirD which was brewed with Hop Hash and Hemp CBD; it tasted very nice with a near NE haziness to it. Fringe Element was a bit strong for an “IPA for Everybody” but I liked the taste of it and it paled to the two over 10% Triple IPAs on offer. Going back to the dark side, the Ultra Double Filbert was probably my second favorite after Mecha....

Transplants Brewing Turns 2, Ceremony + Anna’s Cider

Strayboots vs Alternatives: Why We Do Team Building Best

by strayboots @ Strayboots – Team building activities and scavenger hunts

Did you know that highly engaged employees are 87% less likely to leave a company than their less-engaged coworkers? Now, consider that companies with engaged employees earn about 2.5 times more income than those with lower employee engagement. Despite this, about 70% of American employees are not engaged at work. What does this mean? You […]

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Little Saigon, San Francisco - TripHobo

Little Saigon, San Francisco - TripHobo


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Little Saigon, is one of the best things to see in San Francisco, United States. Check out reviews, ratings, photos & more at Triphobo.Com

San Luis Obispo County Wine Country

by Christian @ City Sightseeing Tours

San Luis Obispo County Wine Country El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles AVA) and San Luis Obispo (Edna Valley AVA)... Read more »

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Japanese Bath Etiquette

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

A Must-Know: Japanese Bath Etiquette Japan, a culture wrapped in history, ancient customs and respect. Our Japan tour is not only a cuisine adventure, it is a cultural immersion. From temple visits to Soba lessons, lively market tours, a traditional Japanese bath experience and overnights in Ryokan, Japan will open your senses. One of our [ ... ]

Monterey, California History

by Christian @ City Sightseeing Tours

Monterey, California History Monterey was the site of many important California historic events and activities between the time it was... Read more »

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Kitchenette Pork Posole Verde (Dose of Vitamin P)

by Joshua Lurie @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

Bishop-born brothers Michael Kobayashi and chef Chris Kobayashi opened Artisan in Paso Robles, setting the bar for seasonal comfort food in the then-sleepy Central Coast town. In the past decade-plus, the area’s shown a far deeper culinary commitment level. Competition has grown, but Artisan continues to thrive. The brothers moved Artisan to Paso’s main square in 2013 and extended south in 2015, opening a cafe-bakery called Kitchenette in neighboring Templeton. Kitchenette limits their menu to breakfast and lunch. From 8 a.m. to noon, the Kobayashi brothers serve great versions of American classics like ricotta pancakes and corned beef hash, plus several Mexican dishes. I enjoyed their play on pork posole verde, a hearty Mexican hominy stew. They favor a thicker broth with a moderate amount of spice and tang. They pile on juicy seared pork chunks, quarter-sized cuts of linguica, creamy avocado, crunchy cabbage, savory crumbled feta, punchy jalapeño, and clipped chives. A crispy fried soft-boiled egg is sliced in half and sports gooey a yolk that draws the eye. Not all ingredients are Mexican, but it’s clear the Kobayashi brothers are familiar with the dish, and represent it well. Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from...

Kitchenette Pork Posole Verde (Dose of Vitamin P)

Alaska Sky to Sea Culinary Vacation

by Tamar @ Access TripsJune – Access Trips

ALASKA VACATION FOR FOODIES – OVERVIEW Access Trips’ unparalleled Alaska culinary tour is proud to be featured in Travel + Leisure’s “New Bucket List.” Learn why our Alaska vacation is one of T+L’s 46 trips to take before you die.  $400 Early Booking Reward for the first six guests on each Alaska vacation! Alaska beckons you [ ... ]

Knife Sharpening and Maintenance Tips

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Folks, working with a new blogging system is confusing. I made a mistake with part of this post. For a Japanese knife buying guide, see my 2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks. For this post, I’m focusing on how I keep my all of my knives in ship-sharp shape. Read on! Since I’d invested...

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Bảo Hiểm Du Lịch

by admin @ Green Tour

Khi có nguời thân đi du lịch nước ngoài, quý vị thường lo lắng về vấn đề bảo hiểm du lịch, Green Tour có thể giúp quý vị có một chuyến đi du lịch hoàn toàn thoải mái và yên tâm về vấn đề Bảo Hiểm Du Lịch. Cho những khách đi du lịch từ Việt Nam qua chúng tôi cũng có thể giúp quý vị tìm loại bảo hiểm ...

Derek Carr on Jon Gruden: ‘I hope he’s really hard on me’

Derek Carr on Jon Gruden: ‘I hope he’s really hard on me’

by Matt Schneidman @ The Mercury News

Carr spoke at length about his new head coach on 95.7 The Game on Monday.

Hot country music coming: Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker set dates

by BayArea.com team @ BayArea

Get ready for some hot country music, Bay Area. Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker are teaming up for a massive co-headlining tour, which touches down at the Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View on Aug. 16, our man on music, Jim Harrington, reports. Russell Dickerson is also on the bill. The tour also stops Aug. 17 […]

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Great Stay at HCMC’s Duc Vuong Hotel

by Nadia Lee @ Saigon | Food 8nd Trips

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FareCompare provides robust airfare shopping tools that give you the power to save some serious cash on your next flight. Discover the FareCompare difference today!

Day-After Thanksgiving Turkey Pho Recipe — Pressure Cooker and Multicooker Edition!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

  Do you cook during the holidays with leftovers in mind? I do. There’s so much involved in pulling off a holiday meal to feed a crowd that I love to bank my efforts by repurposing ingredients and using up scraps. Many Americans make soup from the leftover turkey carcass and vegetable, but what about...

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Looking for That Cat Moc Spa Massage

by John Michael @ Saigon | Food 8nd Trips

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The Ups and Downs of Staying at the Crowne Plaza Bandung

by Nadia Lee @ Food 8nd Trips

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42nd Black April Commemoration

42nd Black April Commemoration


Eventbrite

We invite you and your family to join us for the 42nd Commemoration of Black April - the day that marks the Fall of Saigon.The Vietnamese American Roundtable has organized the Black April Commemoration for the past four years.  This will be our fifth.  During that time, we have learned more about our potential to narrate our stories, vocalize our issues, and mobilize our people.  We have reflected on our past and what our future may be.  We have acted on the interests of the Vietnamese American community and our values.This year, we seek to expand on this tradition.  As refugees and children of refugees, we are mindful of the tragic conflicts around the world that have led to the exodus of millions of people from their homes. We face a global refugee crisis and these refugees cannot be forgotten because their stories are our own.The goal of our programming this year is three-fold:Learn about Vietnamese history and the struggles endured on the journey to freedom;Reflect on the opportunities given to and challenges faced by Vietnamese refugees and how that intersects with the journey of today's refugees from around the world; andInspire action, individually and collectively, to ensure the refugees of today are given the same opportunities once given to us.In commemorating Black April with our broader community, VAR seeks to encourage an understanding of the Vietnamese American experience.  Within that understanding, VAR believes that it is necessary to help today's refugees overcome the same trials and tribulations that we faced in our respective journeys to freedom.For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/106728313210113/.

Morro Bay on the California Coast

by Christian @ City Sightseeing Tours

Morro Bay, California Morro Bay is a small picturesque coastal town located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on... Read more »

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Big Peninsula show for orchid growers — and wannabes

by BayArea.com team @ BayArea

The Peninsula Orchid Society’s annual show and sale, now in its 60th year, is considered a very special event because of the deep expertise of some of the group’s members as well as collections that emphasize rare varieties. The two-day event features hundreds of orchids on display, docent tours, workshops of interest to growers at a variety […]

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Reading the Fine Print with Enoss Travellers Tours

by Nadia Lee @ Food 8nd Trips

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Alaskan Culinary Tour: Treats From The Wild

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

From Tree to Table We’ve all seen images of maple harvest in the Northeast. Soldierlike maple trees, standing bare among the snowy hills of Vermont, with metal taps protruding at waist height. Thick late winter sap is collected in buckets and then boiled and simmered into edible, delectable maple syrup. But did you know that [ ... ]

The votes are counted: Here are your 17 Trader Joe’s favorites

by Linda Zavoral @ BayArea

Trader Joe’s has tallied America’s votes from last year and announced its 2017 Customer Choice Awards, the ninth annual. Shoppers were asked to vote in 17 categories, including new ones such as favorite holiday product and best frozen appetizer The big news: You still love, love, love that Mandarin Orange Chicken. Again it won best overall […]

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Japan Culinary Tour Highlight: Sampuru “Fake Food”

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Japan Food Tour If you haven’t discovered the Access Trips Japan tour yet, it’s time. Our Japan tour gives you an insiders view of the cultures we visit, and as with all Access Trips tours, it’s through the lens of the cuisines that shape daily life. We recently showcased our stop at the Sampuru factory on the Access Trips blog [ ... ]

Local Favorite Unnamed Banh Canh Cua Roadside Stall

by Nadia Lee @ Saigon | Food 8nd Trips

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Food and Scooters Through Saigon with XO Tours

by John Michael @ Saigon | Food 8nd Trips

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Man linked to 1980 child killing through DNA had been previously cleared after taking a polygraph

Man linked to 1980 child killing through DNA had been previously cleared after taking a polygraph

by Nate Gartrell @ The Mercury News

Recently obtained court records tell the story of how police arrived to Mitchell Lynn Bacom as the prime suspect in the 1980 slaying of Suzanne Bombardier.

 Cheap hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from $0

Cheap hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from $0


Hipmunk

Traveling in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? Use Hipmunk's travel guide to find interesting places to visit, things to do, and the best Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hotels.

Former San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales visits and works at the Hi-Tech Park

Former San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales visits and works at the Hi-Tech Park


Sai Gon Silicon City

On 02/3/2017, Associate Prof. Dr. Le Hoai Quoc, Head of the High-Tech Park Management Board, met with former San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales and his team at

Costa Rica Culinary Adventure

by Julia Houghton @ Access TripsJune – Access Trips

Costa Rica Culinary Adventure – Overview Discover a tropical paradise of majestic volcanoes, powder sand beaches, lush rainforests teeming with wildlife, and rich culinary bounty. Embrace the “pura vida” as you are beckoned by a harmonious balance of relaxation and adventure. Step into a world you’ve only dreamed of visiting, and explore Costa Rica in [ ... ]

South African Culinary Tour – Wine!

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

South Africa Tour It is with absolute delight that we at Access Trips announce the launch of our newest exotic culinary destination! A South Africa tour is just what the doctor ordered for the cuisine savvy adventure seekers who love all that Access Trips has to offer. Our newest tour is sure to dazzle you, [ ... ]

FANTASTIC SHANGHAI TOUR 4 Days 3 Nights

by admin @ Green Tour

Tour Name : FANTASTIC SHANGHAI TOUR 4 Days 3 Nights Tour Code : 15MV-EC-3 Departure Place : Shanghai Duration : 4 Days     1 Highlights Real No-Shopping Tour Immerse yourself in the bustling metropolis Shanghai 3 Nights Shanghai downtown International 5 star 2 Tour Itinerary Day 1  – Arri...

Oroblanco Grapefruit Salad Recipe (Goi Buoi)

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Within the past seven days, I’ve made this salad twice. It’s that good. The first time was the day after Thanksgiving at my parents’ house. When I arrived, I notice in their entryway a basket full of oroblancos, a type of sweet grapefruit with a short season. My brother Dan brought them from Visalia, a...

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New L.A. Breweries, Nitro Merlin + January Anniversaries

by Sean Inman @ Food GPS

Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People.

Someone “liberated” a “tarantula” in a “common space” in “Hermosa” while a “Dojo” searches for Dankness masters, but it all flows back to the fact that it is “Chinatown.” Yes, that was a bit of tortured prose, but references some new breweries that are planning on opening in 2018. A partial list of interest includes the following breweries. Tarantula Hill Brewing Company will be the first brewery in Thousand Oaks thanks to a 2016 change in zoning regulations. Named after the tallest point in Thousand Oaks, this possible July opener will also serve Neapolitan pizza and homemade ice cream. Common Space Brewery will be joining Hawthorne’s suddenly hot scene this fall, following L.A. Ale Works to the land of SpaceX. Liberation Brewing Company adds to the growing list of Long Beach breweries when it lands in the city’s Bixby Knolls area. The brewery is fronted by Dan Regan, former member of renowned local ska band, Reel Big Fish. Hermosa Brewing Company eschews the beach moniker and will also be serving up food alongside beer. They look to be opening earlier this year, rather than later. Modern Times will be opening their first Los Angeles location, the Dankness Dojo, at Olive...

New L.A. Breweries, Nitro Merlin + January Anniversaries

Food Artisan Interviews: Exploring San Jose’s Little Saigon with Viet World Kitchen’s Andrea Nguyen

Food Artisan Interviews: Exploring San Jose’s Little Saigon with Viet World Kitchen’s Andrea Nguyen


Foie Gras and Funnel Cakes

I have long had a weird fascination with exploring grocery stores. Maybe it’s some leftover vestige from childhood and having been taken grocery shopping with my mother once a week. Maybe I like th…

Monterey Bay Aquarium Information and pictures

by Christian @ City Sightseeing Tours

Monterey Bay Aquarium Located on the shoreline of the Pacific Ocean on Cannery Row in Monterey, California on the site... Read more »

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Want to hear Justin Timberlake? He’s added a second San Jose show

by Jim Harrington @ BayArea

Justin Timberlake is sticking around the Bay Area a bit longer. The pop music superstar has announced plans to perform on April 25 at the SAP Center in San Jose. That’s in addition to his previously announced show at the venue – April 24 – which quickly sold out. The new show goes on sale […]

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Year 1 Singapore Reflections About Our New Home Country

by Nadia Lee @ Food 8nd Trips

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Croatia – Culinary Pearl of the Adriatic

by Julia Houghton @ Access TripsJune – Access Trips

Croatia Culinary Tour – Overview From ancient walled cities to glistening turquoise waters, Croatia is a country of contrasts. Eastern traditions mingle with European sophistication while a Mediterranean climate gives way to serene lakes and forested mountains. Meanwhile, the uniquely blended cuisine illuminates centuries of cultural influences and beckons you to explore on a sumptuous [ ... ]

PROMOTION for TOURS and FLIGHT TICKETS 2016.

by admin @ Green Tour

Hiện tại Green Tour đang có Promotion cho những tour đang tổ chức. Xin liên lạc Green Tour để biết thêm chi tiết. Green Tour  : 408-899-8688. Chúng tôi cũng đang có giá vé về VN sau tết 930.00 hãng EVA bao gồm visa. Vé về tháng 6 2016: 1180.00 hãng EVA bao gồm visa. Green Tour  : 408-899-8688....

Little Saigon - City Sightseeing Tours

Little Saigon - City Sightseeing Tours


City Sightseeing Tours

San Francisco’s Little Saigon lacks the size and population of the similarly named district in nearby San Jose. However, the... Read more »

F8T Weekend Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

by John Michael @ Food 8nd Trips

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Photos: Massive Pescadero coastal estate selling for $24.5 million

Photos: Massive Pescadero coastal estate selling for $24.5 million

by Pueng Vongs @ The Mercury News

A coastal estate in Pescadero, Calif. that took more than eight years to get permitted and five years to build is asking $24.5 million. Click here if viewing from a mobile device. The remote property surrounded by natural beauty overlooks Ano Nuevo Island and the Pacific Ocean. It spans 17,000 square feet on 50 acres […]

A Taste of Havana

by Tamar @ Access TripsJune – Access Trips

A Taste of Havana Food Tour Taste your way around Havana on an exclusive, private food tour far from the crowds. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the locals and immerse yourself in the Havana food scene through vibrant market visits, mojitos, and a delicious meal at one of the island’s most renowned private restaurants, [ ... ]

8 International & Tropical Destinations You Can Fly to Direct from SJC

8 International & Tropical Destinations You Can Fly to Direct from SJC


TripSavvy

Looking to get away? Here are some international and tropical beach destinations that you can fly to direct from the San Jose International Airport.

Alaska Food Tour Reading List

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Alaska Food Tour Reading List Perhaps one of the best ways to get ready for an upcoming trip is to surround yourself with information about the location you plan to travel to. Our Alaskan food tour is no exception to that rule. Coming into the Country John McPhee Cultural Portrait | 1991 | PAPER | 438 pages | Favorite A [ ... ]

Visit San Luis Obispo, CA

by Christian @ City Sightseeing Tours

San Luis Obispo, California San Luis Obispo, one of California’s oldest cities and the county seat of San Louis Obispo... Read more »

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California Central Coast Photo Gallery

by Christopher Lovatt @ City Sightseeing Tours

California Central Coast Photo Gallery California Coast Photos. Highlights include Big Sur, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Carmel,... Read more »

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