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Call for Entries: “Share the Experience” photo contest

Entry Deadline: December 31, 2013
Love photography and the great outdoors? The 2013 Share the Experience photo contest could be your chance to shine! This competition invites amateur photographers to submit photos that showcase the best of America's federal lands, National Parks, and historic sites for a chance to win a $15,000 grand prize. Start uploading and you could also be one of the lucky weekly winners to recieve an Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass.

Summertime Fairs: Pigs, pies, prizes, oh my!

Everybody loves a county fair, unless they hate fun! County fairs are classic American pastimes, not to mention absolute staples of summer, like ice cream and sunburns. Care to partake in this summertime merriment while visiting one of our Northern California hostels? Well then throw on some cowboy boots and buckle your wonky, rollercoaster seatbelt -- here's our round up of the biggest and best state and county fairs.

Sacramento Hostel kitchen gets a facelift

The Sacramento Hostel is proud to unveil their newly renovated kitchen!

The six-week project is now over and the freshly painted kitchen is ready for use. The design and construction was completed by artist and Victorian restoration specialist Artie Burger and his son Nathan. At age 18, Artie took on his first Victorian renovation in Eureka, California, completely restoring the interior and painting the exterior with an elaborate five-color design, using paint that he had mixed himself to ensure the proper hues. Since that time, Artie has completed renovations in Denver, San Diego, and Berkeley, sometimes incorporating his own stained glass artwork into his restorations.