Top 5 Places to Watch a California Sunset

As the resident “California-guru” for Vancouver Bits & Bites, with over 15 previous work and vacation trips to The Golden State in the past few years, California is one of my favourite states to travel to. I’ve been asked why I love travelling to California, and one of the reasons are the beautiful sunsets I…

Go San Francisco – Big Bus & Museums

San Francisco is one of my favourite destinations for a short getaway. For a girls’ trip into the city with my friend B, I booked us a night’s stay at Park Central San Francisco. Armed with Go San Francisco cards thanks to San Francisco Travel, we were off on our two days of sightseeing. We activated…

San Francisco Eats – SF International Chocolate Salon

San Francisco is home to many great food, wine and beer festivals. This year I had the chance to enjoy the one day San Francisco International Chocolate Salon on my visit to Japantown at Hotel Kabuki. This year’s Chocolate Salon featured over 25+ chocolate, wine, tea, and other chocolate related vendors, and chocolate themed seminars. It is a chocolate lover’s…

San Francisco Eats – Hitachino Beer & Wagyu

Nest is best! Hitachino Nest Beer is a craft brewery created in 1823 in Hitachi, Japan, located in the Ibaraki prefecture outside of Tokyo. I’ve been a huge fan ever since being introduced to Hitachino Nest’s White Ale beer in California during a work trip. It’s hard to find Hitachino beers in Vancouver, so I take…

SF Adventures – 10 Affordable Things To Do #OnlyInSF

This most recent trip, I spent 4 days in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve been to San Francisco multiple times, for work and for vacation, so this trip I wanted to seek out things to do that were either free or unique which I haven’t done before in the city. Here is my list of things…

SF Adventures – The Meritage Resort & Spa

A weekend in San Francisco isn’t complete without a visit to the Napa Valley. Day 3 included a short drive around Oakland, followed by some shopping stops in Emeryville and Vallejo before reaching Napa. We were invited to stay at The Meritage Resort & Spa, one of the largest resorts in the Napa Valley. Situated on…

SF Adventures – Visiting Oakland

My plans for Day 2 of my San Francisco trip included an overnight stay across the Bay Bridge in Oakland. Courtesy of Visit Oakland, we were invited to attend the Oakland Athletics “A’s” vs New York Yankees Major League Baseball game in the afternoon. Take me out to the ballgame! This was my first experience watching…

San Francisco Adventures – Delarosa

Day 1 of my San Francisco trip started off with a flight to San Jose so hubby and I could catch the Pace Art + Technology teamlab exhibit in Menlo Park. For anyone who is into digital art installations, this is the mother of all digital art shows. This is worth a visit before they…

The Big 3 Review – Sonoma

I spent this past weekend in Sonoma wine tasting and doing fun touristy things in San Francisco. While in Sonoma, I stayed at the beautiful Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa. It is a gorgeous resort with a top notch spa – though I would say my favourite spa is still the Grotto Spa (#1 Spa…