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  • 02.25.10

    North Bay Under Cover

    Bed and breakfasts get a bad rap, but they're not all filled with flowery wallpaper and potpourri. We found a few in the North Bay that blend cozy and modern—no doilies! Get under cover.

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  • 02.18.10

    Winter Fresh

    Winter's rain brings green to the hills, water to the creeks, and a few fresh surprises. Discover the season's wonders on any of these three hikes.

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  • 02.11.10

    Romance Ready

    A three-day weekend that includes Valentine's Day? Oh boy, are you romance ready? Here are some inexpensive last-minute ideas for turning up the love dial in the outdoors. Get sweet on 'em!

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  • 02.4.10

    Land of the Giants

    California's first national park is home to world-famous trees, including the biggest one on Earth. Yet even with such mighty credentials, Sequoia National Park sees few visitors in the winter. With a commute that's comparable to Tahoe, what are you waiting for?

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  • 01.28.10

    Feathered Frenzy

    We live smack in the middle of the Pacific Flyway, the long Alaska to South America migration route for millions of birds—more than 350 species. Here are a few great places to catch the avian action. Fly to it!

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  • 01.21.10

    Bonus Sherpa: Jet Set
    Diversify your outdoors portfolio with one of these West Coast adventures that confirm we really do live on the coast with the most. Ready, set, jet!
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  • 01.21.10

    Peak Season

    Has all the rain given you cabin fever? Shake a leg and hike to the top of these Bay Area high points. When the storms clear, the views should be great. Rise to the occasion!

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  • 01.14.10

    Bonus Sherpa: Ride On
    It's the heart of winter—put a good spin on your weekend with one of these Bay Area bike rides.
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