San Francisco Airplane Maps

by Rebecca November 8, 2010

Flying into San Francisco–like flying into New York–is a great way to familiarize yourself with the area. The geography of the Bay Area can be confusing, so seeing it from the air is a huge help. Here are some shots we’ve taken flying into and out of SFO. Here’s a little help, if you’re having […]

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Weekly Round-up: SF Ski & Snowboard Fest, Mission Muralismo and Pimped-out Vans

by Sarah G November 5, 2010

Happy Friday, everybody! We’ve got some cool events going on this weekend, not to mention this super-cool van (see photo). What the heck is that thing? Find out below… Local Events Do you rip up the slopes in the winter? If so, you should definitely check out the San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival this […]

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Something to Stand For: In Line

by Rebecca November 1, 2010

Everything you need to know about coffee culture in San Francisco, you can learn from this video: Seriously, watch it. It is the most hilarious Internet video I’ve seen in a long time (and I watch a LOT of Internet videos). If you’d like to check out the venues mentioned, where coffee “costs more than […]

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Spooky Weekly Round-up: Rocky Horror, Harvest Festivals & “Hellraisers”

by Sarah G October 29, 2010

Happy Friday, everyone! You know what Sunday is? That’s right — it’s Halloween. This entire post is dedicated to this scary, outrageous and weird holiday. Enjoy, or else! Muahaha! Local Events Today: If you live in the North Bay, by all means — get over to the Occidental Harvest Market Festival (from 4 – 7PM). […]

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A Vibrant Local Tradition: Dia de los Muertos in San Francisco

by Sarah G October 25, 2010

Oh, the joys of living in a culturally diverse city like San Francisco! We get it all: spicy Indian food, 12-person Afro-funk bands and awesome, traditional holiday celebrations like the Dia de los Muertos — or, Day of the Dead — celebration in the Mission District. About the holiday: Dia de los Muertos is a […]

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Weekly Round-up: Film Festivals, Blues Festivals and Wining & Dining like a Pro

by Sarah G October 22, 2010

Happy Friday, kids! Let’s see what’s on tap for this weekend: Local Events Miss out on SF Oktoberfest? Not to worry, you can get your beer-guzzling on at the Peninsula Oktoberfest tomorrow in Redwood City. It’s all going down at Courthouse Square from noon til 8PM and will include an eclectic mix of local bands, […]

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Reducing the Pain of Searching for Vacation Rentals

by Rebecca October 20, 2010

Last month, Valyn Perini posted a detailed account of her attempt to book a vacation rental in France. Actually, “account” doesn’t really suit her tale of woe, which was more along the lines of Dear God, WHYYY?? Anyone who has stayed in vacation rentals can relate to her experience: Hard-to-navigate websites Incorrect search results (I […]

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The Formula for The Greatest Vacation Ever: Based on the Puerto Vallarta Trip of ’07

by Sarah G October 18, 2010

I know I say this a lot, but now I’m really serious: the trip my family and I took to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in the summer of ’07 was one of my favorite vacations of all time. Having still not experienced a trip with comparable fun levels three years later, I credit the success of […]

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Weekly Round-up: Pumpkins, Multi-Valley Festivals and Cheap Dinner Cruises

by Sarah G October 15, 2010

Happy Friday! Well, this was a big week. Inhabit officially launched (woo!), another heat wave crashed the party (in San Francisco, at least) and the Chilean miners finally made their way back up to the earth’s surface. In other news… Local Events This weekend is the 40th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, […]

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by Rebecca October 13, 2010

After a summer of building, scouting, fawning, refining, and obsessing, we are pleased to announce the launch of our official site, The site was inspired by countless friends and family who ask for vacation rental recommendations, and the vacation rental owners who asked for help attracting travelers. It eventually dawned on us that we […]

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Halloween Destinations of the West: From Parties to Parades to the Paranormal

by Sarah G October 11, 2010

Halloween is the one time of the year you can leave your house looking like a complete weirdo, and no one will even notice. So I say — go out, look as bizarre/creepy/outrageous as you want and have an incredible time! Here are a few Halloween destinations in the Western US to get your festive […]

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Weekly Round-up: Fleet Week, Film Festivals & Furniture You Can Customize

by Sarah G October 8, 2010

Happy Friday, ya’ll! As usual, there are lots of cool events going on around the SF Bay Area this weekend — something for everyone’s palette, I think — and lots of interesting activity across the internet. Enjoy the round-up: Local Events Mill Valley Film Festival: Considered one of the top ten film festivals in the […]

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What’s Your Style: Vintage or Modern?

by Rebecca October 6, 2010

It never ceases to amaze me the extent to which people express themselves through their homes. Rationally, I get it – a home is just four walls, and within those walls, you can do anything (even blow out the walls). But I still find myself surprised at the variation from home to home. Take my […]

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Wine Country MUSTs For a Chocolate Addict

by Sarah G October 4, 2010

Let’s say you’re not the biggest wine fan. Sure, you’ll order a bottle of wine with friends, or spend a day wine tasting just for the heck of it, but at the end of the day all you want is a gooey chocolate brownie or big mug o’ hot chocolate. That’s how I am. So, […]

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Weekly Round-Up: Live Bluegrass (and not), Balancing Barns & Awkward Family Photos

by Sarah G October 1, 2010

Welcome to Friday! Well, I must say the internet was very amusing this week. Check out what we came across when we weren’t working were browsing the internet for work-related things. Local (and not-so-local) Events The annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival commences today, and continues through Sunday in Golden Gate Park, SF. You’ve probably surmised […]

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