Although best known for its raucous costume parties and outrageous street fairs, San Francisco is also a rich ground for those seeking the more spirited side of the Halloween season. Ghost hunters have plenty of historical sites to haunt in their search for the paranormal, while people of all cultural backgrounds can share in the honoring of loved ones past at Dia de los Muertos festivals around the city. The best part is, all you need to attend many of these haunted gatherings is a comfortable pair of shoes and warm jacket.
Virgin America, the newest U.S. start-up airline, has launched service from its home base at San Francisco International Airport, with three daily flights between San Francisco and New York Kennedy Airport, and five daily flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles International Airport.
World Nomads is seeking applicants for a Video Documentary Scholarship, which offers one college student a one-week trip to Kenya where s/he will work with a professional filmmaker to create a video documentary on the theme of community project travel. The winner will also receive a travel video pack from Lonely Planet, which includes a Sony HDR-HC5 video camera.