Sweet (and Secret) San Francisco Vistas

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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

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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