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Not All Tours Are Created Equal

Tweet Many “independent” travelers are immediately turned off by the word tour. They picture large groups huddled around a tour guide with an umbrella or worse, a portable microphone, spouting out facts about whatever random attraction they’re standing in front of. They picture fanny packs and knee high socks and massive tour buses. The hear […]

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Cab Ride with a Mad Man

Tweet “You get in!” the Chinese cab driver barked at us. Not the way to start a new relationship. My friend and I were awake at 7 a.m. to see off her brother and his fraternity brothers as they rode their bikes across the country. We left with enough time to make the fifteen minute […]

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Photo Friday: San Francisco’s Painted Ladies

Tweet Nearly everyone who has been to San Francisco has visited the “Painted Ladies” of Alamo Square. You’ve probably seen the iconic Victorian style all in rows, or you’ve seen them on the show Full House.¬† It was very sunny on this particular day, so many of the pictures didn’t turn out great, but it […]

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My Favorite San Francisco Meals

TweetPeople asked what I did in San Francisco and the only thing I can definitively say is “Eat.” Yes, I saw Alcatraz and yes, I saw Fisherman’s Wharf, but what really stuck with me was the food. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably think I’ve gained 50 pounds just from the last weekend. […]

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Video: San Francisco Highlights

Tweet San Francisco Highlights from Caroline Eubanks on Vimeo. I threw together a video of some clips I took on my trip to San Francisco. All of them were taken with my iPhone 4 and Canon T1i DSLR. Enjoy!

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Return to Alcatraz

Tweet It had been twelve years since I’d laid eyes on the island. But it looked very much the same as I remembered it. I went through the same motions: waiting in line, having my photo taken and boarding the ferry. I made my way past the same sign to have my picture taken. It […]

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Sweet Teeth in the Fog City

TweetI’m not much of a sweet tooth as I’m more of a savory person, but with a cupcake fanatic for a best friend, I knew we would have our share of desserts on our trip to San Francisco. Before we even landed, she had mapped out the city’s best cupcakes on her iPhone. Beignets from […]

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Photo Friday: San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury

Tweet I’ve been on a spree lately, featuring my favorite funky spots, including Atlanta’s Little Five Points and Los Angeles’ Venice Beach. So I couldn’t go to San Francisco without visiting hippie heaven in Haight-Ashbury. A local on the MUNI told me that Haight-Ashbury has become very commercial (as evidenced in the feature photo, in […]

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Photo Friday: Venice Beach, CA

Tweet I’m currently in San Francisco soaking up the California sun, so I thought I’d throw together a post from my last trip to California, in January 2011. I spent three days in Los Angeles, eating tacos with my fellow travel bloggers, CouchSurfing and walking through the stalls of the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. Suzanna, […]

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Announcing Sponsors and Surprises

Tweet If you’ve been stalking following me on Facebook, you might have heard that my friend Scotti¬†texted me last week to get me to take a few days off work at the end of the month. She said we were going on a trip but wouldn’t tell me where. All I knew was that I […]

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