Travels

Things to Do around Stinson Beach

We recently stayed in Stinson Beach, located in West Marin County just north of San Francisco. While in the Bay Area, we’d met a realtor/artist who asked us to review Sea Blue and the surrounding Stinson...

Our Stint at Sea Blue: Stinson Beach Vacation Rental

While staying in the Bay Area this spring, we happened to meet a realtor/artist who invited us to review Sea Blue in Stinson Beach (about 45 minutes north of San Francisco) and the surrounding area. We...

The Best Lean of My Life

We just left Saul’s Deli, house-made celery sodas in hand. We’d been walking for hours that Saturday, meandering through North Berkeley, California’s verdant, sunny parks. I hadn’t walked this much since living in New York. The...

Things to Do in North Beach

San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood is a rarefied collision of good things. Ethnic turn-of-the-century roots, Italian heritage, and beatnik history blend in a freewheeling happy-go-lucky place reminiscent of New York’s Greenwich Village and Little Italy. It’s...

Things to Do in the Mission District

One night we wanted to go out in our San Francisco neighborhood but not spend a lot. “How much is a lot?” asked Rachel. “Just the money in this small change-purse,” I excalimed. “That’s the laundry...

The Green Man of North Hollywood

We were heading to dinner in the San Fernando Valley and wanted to get there hella early to avoid the traffic. We curved through the canyon and I assured Rachel she would love our before-dinner pit-stop...

Glenwood Hot Springs

While others may fear driving through the Colorado Rockies in winter, we joyfully honk to the classic hit “Rubber Ducky” as we weave through Interstate 70’s mountain peaks and ski resorts. We do it all for...

As Seen in Kansas Part 4: The Dead Mall

Everybody loves a dead mall—especially me! In societal terms, the mall replaced Main Street. Malls supplanted our humanity. and for this, they deserve to die . Malls have burrowed their way into our hearts through popular...

As Seen in Kansas Part 3: Squirrel Feeders

The couch in the Potucek household doesn’t face the TV. Instead, the living room furniture is focused towards a mighty oak tree belted with a squirrel feeder. The concept behind the squirrel feeder is simple one:...