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New walking tour debuts in San Francisco's Japantown

San Francisco's Japantown -- known as Nihonmachi to its residents -- is the oldest of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. From its roots as a refuge for victims of the 1906 Great Quake and Fire, to its post-World War II community revitalization, San Francisco's Japantown has seen many major economic and cultural shifts that have made it the rich community it is today.

Hiker/Biker discounts at the Redwood and Point Reyes Hostels

Sometimes the old ways are still the best ways. Even with hybrid cars growing in popularity among drivers, there's still no real alternative to the power of your own two feet, to get you where you're going without leaving a significant ecological footprint. Besides, hiking and biking are both healthy and fun, and ensure you get a chance to "stop and smell the roses" along the way.