Oakland: Chinatown

When we first started looking for lodging near SF, I told Jess that I wanted to stay near Daly City or Millbrae because I have a couple friends who live out there. After a few recommendations to check out Oakland instead, and also a few peaks at the price difference between the two, we made the call to stay in Oakland. When we’re travelling, we always make sure to check out…

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Oakland: Exploring Downtown

When we first started looking for places to stay in San Francisco, we were blown away by how expensive the lodging is. We knew we had to look into the suburbs, and because neither of us had ever been there, we didn’t know where to stay. We had heard that Oakland was great and found some cheap airbnbs there, so we decided on that. Once we got there, we realized we were right…

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Napa: Exploring Downtown

Nick and I took a day trip to Napa Valley to go olive oil and wine tasting. Since neither of us particularly like wine, we wanted to fill our trip with non-wine activities, which is pretty hard to do in wine country. One of our favorite things was visiting Gott’s Roadside. Nick loves diners, and when I saw this place online, I knew we had to go. There are several scattered throughout Napa Valley…

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Napa: Olive Oil and Wine Tasting

When we were first planning our trip to San Francisco, we knew we had to go to Napa Valley - we were so close! We looked into every different way to get there and the easiest we could find was renting a car ourselves. Especially since neither of us are wine drinkers, a wine tour would have been way too much for us. By renting a car, we were able to plan our own itinerary and go at…

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San Francisco: Tourist Attractions

We started planning a trip to San Francisco in the spring to celebrate Nick’s birthday. Every year for our birthdays, we give each other “experience gifts” instead of a material gift. His birthday was in June, which makes this end-of-August trip a little late, but it was the only time we could go this summer. Neither of us have ever been to San Francisco (Nick had been outside SF last year…

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