Blog posts from San Francisco

Fisherman’s Wharf

On Sunday morning, my folks and I walked around Fisherman's Wharf to see how they make sourdough animals, do a little window shopping and experience a concert by the Unauthorized Rolling Stones...

San Francisco

Today we had a four-hour lunch - yes, 4 hours! - at the famous French Laundry in Napa Valley, then made our way back to San Francisco. View of downtown San Francisco from the 12th floor of the...

how I saved over $100 on my car rental

So, I am planning a trip to San Francisco for the NTEN nonprofit conference and although I found plane tickets and a hotel for a reasonable price (not a steal, mind you, this is San Francisco we are...

eat, drink, sleep in San Francisco

Eat & Drink Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, San Francisco—We try and hit a brewery in every city, so we can collect a representative pint glass. This place has the distinction of being the only...

Point Reyes National Seashore

When they say that this is the foggiest and most windy area of the west coast, they are not kidding! You can just see the ocean down below, thankfully all the yellow lupine were in full bloom so...

Cataract Creek waterfalls

One of the first things that Eric researched after we bought our plane tickets was potential waterfall hikes. It hasn't rained in San Francisco for several weeks, so we knew the waterflow was going...

hiking in Muir Woods

We didn't have time on this trip to make it out to Sequoia National Park to visit the largest redwoods, but we still got to see some enormous coastal redwoods on a hike through Muir Woods near...

the iconic Golden Gate Bridge

It doesn't matter if you've never been to San Francisco, everyone knows what the Golden Gate Bridge looks like. Admittedly, I was pretty darn excited to see this bridge for the first time. We caught...

Golden Gate Park gardens

On Sunday afternoon, after braving the BART ride back to the airport to pick up our rental car, we stopped off at Golden Gate Park to visit the Japanese Tea Garden and the SF Botanical Gardens. Eric...

meeting an old friend for the first time

We started this blog about a million 8 years ago in preparation for our wedding. We wanted a space to share the planning and excitement of the upcoming event with our friends and family who lived...

San Francisco’s Chinatown

After spending a lovely night at the Sir Francis Drake on Saturday night and a hearty (but overpriced) breakfast across the street at Sears, we spent Sunday morning walking around Chinatown. It was...

a quick San Francisco update

We have been going non-stop for two days and are completely exhausted. We haven't even reviewed all our photos! So, in the meantime, here's a shot to prove where we are... It was the first time I've...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Madrid, Spain (Mar)
Valencia, Spain (Mar+Apr)
Palma, Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Long Island, NY (July)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)
Grand Rapids, MI (Nov)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)