Side Trip from San Francisco: Things to do in West Marin

The city of San Francisco is known around the world, but cross the Golden Gate Bridge and in less than an hour’s drive you can leave city life behind. Home to the West Coast’s only national seashore, West Marin is may be best known for its beaches, but there’s plenty here for folks not interested in getting their feet sandy.

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Easy money: SoFi debit card new account / referral bonuses

In a nutshell, this is a debit card account that has no fees and a number of benefits (including a $50 new account bonus when you deposit $100 within 14 days of account opening and a $100 referral bonus when referring your friends). With no monthly fees, no minimums, no deposit requirements, ATM fee reimbursement worldwide, and a current 1.8% APY on your money, this looks to … Continue reading Easy money: SoFi debit card new account / referral bonuses

Why This is the Summer You Need to get to Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is home to a long list of spots that know how to get your attention, but Lower Yosemite Fall is putting on an extended show for visitors this summer. It’s almost August and the waterfalls are still flowing. No one really knows how long they’ll last this year.

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Cruising France on a Barge

More and more folks are turning to cruising as a way to see the world. But cruising isn’t just about big, fancy ships. Barge cruising is an idea that’s not very well known with American travelers. Popular in France, it’s somewhat similar to a river cruise. I was sailed with CroisiEurope, and my barge, the Raymonde, had just 11 cabins, with a maximum of 22 people and six crew. For folks that have never even considered cruising because they don’t like the idea of crowds, barge cruises can be a game changer.

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