By Jo-Anne Bowen I love history and travel and combining them is my ideal trip! Let me share with you one of my latest… I’ve heard stories of hardship that many early settlers faced. When I heard about luxury in the 1890’s, I was curious. Who were the wealthy? Where did they live? How did they live? A visit to… View Post
By Mary Charlebois The ground seems to blush when cherry blossoms fall in early spring… …conversations and signage are Japanese language. Pagodas, paper parasols, kimonos, and happi coats pop in and out of view. Tonkotsu ramen is an art form, sushi bars, sake lounges, and izakaya are commonplace. You are in San Francisco’s Japantown. Once, thirty-square-blocks embraced the tradition and… View Post
By Jeanine Consoli In 2009, Tony Goldman, a real estate entrepreneur and founder of Goldman properties, discovered an area of Miami that was almost a wasteland. There were abandoned parking lots filled with garbage and stark walls that screamed out for beautification. Mr. Goldman’s vision was to create an outdoor street art museum, featuring enormous murals from some of the… View Post
By Renate Strub We could feel the vibration in the air and on our skin. A balmy breeze occasionally carried a cool mist over the broad expanse, touching our faces. Standing on the Overlook of the magnificent Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park early in the morning, we were dazzled by the sight and thunderous sound of the waterfall. The… View Post
Cow Hollow is a small San Francisco neighborhood bordered to the north by San Francisco Bay and to the west by historic Presidio.