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Why You Should Add San Francisco to Your RTW ItineraryIt’s always a challenge trying to decide where to go on your next trip out of town. So many factors go into the decision making process. Some like to head to the beach and relax. Some like to get out into the outdoors, hiking, camping, and fishing. Some look for unique places to visit that are unlike any other city.

But what if you’re interested in taking more than just the typical vacation? What if you

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Asian Festivals in San Francisco

by Jessica on September 2, 2011

Asian Festivals in San FranciscoEven newcomers to San Francisco know that one of the main tourist attractions is the city’s Chinatown. However touristy long-time residents might consider it, San Francisco’s Chinatown holds the distinction of being both the oldest Chinatown in North America and the home of the largest Chinese community outside Asia. That’s nothing to sneeze at.

What if you want a more Asian experience than simply walking through Chinatown, buying a few trinkets, and stopping for lunch? That’s when you want to start

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Off to Burning Man: Fly or Drive?Last year, we talked briefly about the idea of adding a San Francisco side-trip into your travel plans for Burning Man – if you’re going to Burning Man from anywhere outside the southwest region of the US, it makes sense to pack in as much as you can, right? This year, we’re focusing on the other end of the spectrum – making the trip to Burning Man if you live in or around San Francisco.

There are several airports around San

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Summer in the National ParksI love summer. You can pack your backpack, the camping gear and head to one of the superb US national parks. The only problem is that…millions others will do just like you. And that’s how you’ll end up, most likely, planning your summer vacation in one of the busiest national parks in the US .

Yosemite is one of them. It’s definitely one of the most popular national parks. During summer this Californian park is filled with tourists. Sure, the

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Should you travel in the US? Or internationally?Each time my travel feet itch (and that happens quite often, rest assured), the very first decision to make is : domestic vs. international travel . Traveling abroad sure opens up a lot of possibilities, such understanding and exploring new cultures, seeing exotic animals in their own habitat, tasting different fruits, and learning the history. But it can also mean less than desirable accommodation, long travel times, having to deal with illness on the road, trying to figure out

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Visit a Hot Springs Near San FranciscoJust north of San Francisco, Harbin Hot Springs is one of the most famous hot springs in the country. It also happens to be clothing optional.For those who have never been to a clothing optional hot springs, the idea can be pretty intimidating. Will people look at me? Will I feel uncomfortable? These and more questions may be enough to make you avoid a place like Harbin, but if so, you’ll be missing out an a great experience.

Harbin’s hot spring

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