Sweet (and Secret) San Francisco Vistas


San Francisco is home to some of the world’s most stunning panoramas, and there’s no shortage of well-known spots to take it all in. For a fresh perspective enjoyed mainly by locals, check out the views at some of my favorite urban peaks. Continue reading


Are Californians Too Nice?

I’ve been living in California for well over a decade after spending my “formative” years in Boston, where minor wars are started over rights to plowed out parking spaces after a snow storm.

Here in the Golden State, people are nice. They’re polite, so even-keeled. Voices never rise unless you happen to be behind the wheel on the 405 in LA or the MacArthur Maze in Oakland. But I’ll admit I’m getting a little tired of the love fest. Continue reading