Hostelling International USA is furthering its mission to promote sustainable travel through a new, eco-certification and greenhouse gas management program that was implemented in partnership with Sustainable Travel International. As part of the pilot program, eight of the participating hostels -- including the Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel and the Point Reyes Hostel
Beacons that once guided sailors safely to shore, relics of pre-GPS navigation, and monuments to maritime culture, lighthouses are typically a hallmark of hazardous coastline, found often in places that are particularly rugged and dramatic.
There are a million things to do in San Francisco -- for visitors, internet research is great but can quickly lead to information overload. Once you hit the ground in SF, the San Francisco Travel association's newly renovated Visitor Information Center is like a live-and-in-color Google search result.