Enjoy winter mid-week savings at the Point Reyes Hostel, through February 2012

Winter is a wonderful time to visit Point Reyes National Seashore! In addition to year-round activities like hiking and biking, winter is the season for elephant seal breeding, the California grey whale southern migration, winter bird migrations, and (for those in the know) mushroom hunting.

From the Golden Gate to Gold Country, kids ride free on Amtrak through November 1

Now through November 1, 2009, kids ages 2-15 are invited to ride Amtrak's Capitol Corridor line free on weekends. The offer is good for up to two free children's tickets with the purchase of one full-priced adult ticket. The Capitol Corridor line makes stops from Auburn to San Jose, including Sacramento and San Francisco (through free shuttle service from the Emeryville station).