The plates have been cleared, the votes have been cast, and the results are finally in. Zagat's 2008 San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants Survey compiles the reviews of 8,000 local restaurant-goers to create a master list of what's new and notable on the culinary map.
Hunted to the brink of extinction at the turn of the 20th century, the northern elephant seal has made a strong comeback in the past 100 years, thanks in part to both government restrictions on hunting and their own secluded, deep-sea lifestyle. For just a few months each year, these unique creatures come ashore, returning to various spots along the California coast to compete, mate, and give birth.
Low-cost airlines Virgin America and Southwest have both announced new routes from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) beginning this spring.
As many budget travelers know, once in a while you just need to splurge a little. And in San Francisco, one of the best ways to splurge is to sample the city's world-class dining options -- especially during Dine About Town.
The temperature may be dropping all across the country, but the sun is still shining strong in California's state capital. Wintertime is a great season to visit Sacramento, and the Sacramento Hostel is sweetening the deal with the perfect excuse for a Gold Country weekend getaway!
Since the first hostel opened its doors in Germany in 1909, there have been over 1.2 billion overnight stays in hostels by travelers worldwide. Last year alone, travelers from more than 100 countries spent nearly one million nights in Hostelling International USA's 75 hostels. Now, with the international hostelling movement gearing up for it’s centennial in 2009, HI-USA members, alumni, supporters, and travel enthusiasts alike are coming together to propose a U.S. postage stamp to honor this history.