Sonoma Weekend Getaway: By Jen Oliak

When you get away with your love, where do you go? I think Sonoma is the perfect weekend getaway sans kids. It's also a great place to meet up with friends....more

Finding Jackie Chan 2

In two days, I gave my brother and his wife the San Francisco 101 tour. We rode the cable car, visited the fortune cookie factory and Alcatraz. We ate our way through the Ferry building grabbing Vietnamese noodle bowls and fancy cheeses and bread. We got the coveted picture in front of the Golden Gate Bridge and drove down the most crooked street in the world, Lombard. We drove up and down super steep hills that make any snow-state driver wonder how the city would survive in a snowstorm; it wouldn’t. ...more

A list of Free Things to do with Kids in San Francisco (ages 2-5)

There are dozens of kid friendly activities you can do in San Francisco without spending a penny. Here are a few of our kid tested favorites. Criteria for this list: enough space for kids to run around and burn up their beautiful energy (before it turns into whining), not far from commerce, just as enjoyable for adults with views, beauty and close to a much needed coffee, wine or other adult treats. All of these spots can also be visited spontaneously without a need for planing or purchasing tickets....more

Photo: Color

The Uniqlo store interior in San Francisco. Rainbow Stairs!What fun colorful things have you found lately? Let me know in the comments!Thanks for reading!Ciao! Paula ...more

PHOTO: The Golden Hour

I was about to pop down into the BART station to go home for the day when this shot caught my eye. There was no way I was going home without taking a photo!...more

Seven Top Secret Things to Discover About Houston by visiting San Francisco.'re not really so very secretive...O

We visited San Francisco over Spring Break and of course, now I want to live there. As soon I finish living in Kemah, Jerusalem, San Antonio, New York City and New Orleans. I'd link to my original post titled "Everywhere We Go, I Want to Live There", but it turns out that I posted that during my Flickr stage and the photos are not viewable until I have the chance to update them. ...more

PHOTO: Feelings

OK, I'm a bit late and out of order for this one, but here's my "Feelings" photo for happiness. So nice to see these all over the City like I did in Paris!What makes you happy? Let me know in the comments.Thanks for reading!Ciao! PaulaThis post first appeared on That Was Then | This Is Wow...more

San Francisco is for Makers

Thanks for the lovely reminder of my trip to SF last year! If you have a chance, check out my ...more