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7 Aerial Tram Rides in the West

San Francisco’s Best Tacos

Salt Lake’s Tabernacle Choir

Portland’s Velveteria

S.F.’s Conservatory of Music

Western WonderCoit Tower | Crater Lake




10 space-related spots that are out of this world

Popular spring break beach destinations

National parks you’ll fall in love with

Lonely Planet releases its first World’s Best Hotels list

9 scenic train journeys from around the world

Christmas lights in Europe’s bigger cities

Booking mix-up sends tourist to Grenada – not Granada

‘Four Seasons of Travel’: Best places to experience the seasons

‘Lost wallet’ experiment puts cities’ ‘honesty’ to the test

The world’s most Instagrammable hotel?

Beat the crowds at these little-known national parks

ABBA The Museum opens in Stockholm

Unique hotels with an eco twist

The world’s friendliest countries are …

Reader picks: 20 must-see small towns

10 small-town escapes worth the drive


Rough Guides





I had the pleasure of updating three titles about Barcelona, Spain, for the London-based travel guide publisher Rough Guides.

The Rough Guide to Spain
(Published May 2014)

Pocket Rough Guide Barcelona
(Published April 2015)

The Rough Guide to Spain | Chapter 10: Barcelona
(Published March 2015)

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Tacos Berlin: How to Start a Food Truck in Berlin


You’re An Oaklander If …

23. You’re a diehard Genova Deli fan …
25. You’re a regular at the Super Longs …


Drink In Your Heritage

Learning: When Going to Class Means Staying Home

Tidbits: Hello Wines

Cravings: Ode To Olives

Hip Sips: Sideways Compliment