A Wet and Windy Day in San Francisco

When I travel I try to make the most of my time in a new place and cram my days with activities. My reasoning is that there are so many places in the world to see that I don’t have time to make a return visit. So, I try to see as much as I […]

Visiting the 826 Valencia Pirate Supply Store

Cue the Boyz II Men because we’ve come to the end of the road…trip. Yup this is my last installment of the San Francisco edition. I’ve enjoyed the ride and I hope you have, too. Remember when I told you all about the Time Travel Mart? Well, that tutoring center slash mini mart to all […]

Eating Delfina Pizza and Bi-Rite Ice Cream in the Mission

One of our favorite things to do in San Francisco is visit the Mission. This neighborhood around Mission Dolores is home to some of the best shopping and dining in the city. Whenever we go we love to wander around exploring the treasures of the area. On this trip we were strolling down 18th Street […]

Having a Treat at Tout Sweet

After our awesome Hitchcock tour we found ourselves in Union Square smack dab in front of Macy’s. Now ordinarily when on vacation I avoid chains like the plague. What’s the point of going somewhere different if you’re just going to visit the same places you do at home? But this Macy’s is different because inside […]

Hitchcock in San Francisco with San Francisco City Guides

I am an unabashed Hitchcock fan. I love his movies: Psycho, Rebecca, Vertigo, To Catch a Thief…and don’t get me started on Spellbound! So when I heard there was a walking tour called Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco I knew I had to go. Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco is offered by San Francisco City Guides, an […]

Having Breakfast at farm:table in San Francisco

After waiting a couple hours at Mama’s we decided to go a different route for our second breakfast in San Francisco. Once again, my sister found a spot that sounded intriguing – farm:table. I guess you’re just going to need to take my word for it that the sign says farm:table. It’s located in the […]

Having a Frozen Treat at The Ice Cream Bar in San Francisco

One of the reasons my sister and I make such good traveling companions is that we share many of the same interests. One of those is ice cream. We both love it and seek out great local places on our trips. One place we found in San Francisco is The Ice Cream Bar. The Ice […]

Visiting Coit Tower

Have you ever had one of those places that you always mean to visit but never get around to? Coit Tower has been one of those places for me. Every time I’m in San Francisco I intend to visit it but I never do (kind of like the Steinbeck Center, hmmm). But I finally made […]

Hat Shopping at Goorin Bros. in San Francisco

After our amazing breakfast at Mama’s my sister and I decided to visit another one of our favorite North Beach spots – Goorin Bros Hat Shop. Now I have to admit…there are several Goorin Bros. locations including some right near where we live. So why would we bother visiting this one? Well, because it’s the […]

Eating at Mama’s on Washington Square (with Bonus Focaccia)

The last time we were in San Francisco we decided to visit Mama’s on Washington Square – a restaurant known for their breakfasts. It was a rainy January day and yet there was a line to get in. We ended up waiting for 1.5 hours in the rain…and it was totally worth it. Mama’s was […]