Travel & Casinos

Palm Springs Desert: Memories and shifting sands

An oasis in the Southern California desert, Palm Springs and the neighboring…

 

Ari Burack/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe Maroon Bells

Aspen: The higher life

Back when journalist Hunter S. Thompson was blowing things up and running…

 

ARI BURACK/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERThe boardwalk in an increasingly trendy downtown Kelowna.

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley: ‘Napa of the North’ or something all its own?

A once-remote swath of rolling farmland surrounding 84 threadlike miles of lake…

 

Ari Burack/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe road to Fallon

Fallon: An endangered oasis in the Nevada desert

An hour’s drive east of Reno — and about five hours from…

Ari Burack/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe road to Fallon
Ari Burack/Special to the S.f. ExaminerThe pink-stuccoed Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple

Santa Fe: Voices in the wilderness

Don’t be alarmed, San Francisco, but there exists another “S.F.” outside your…

Ari Burack/Special to the S.f. ExaminerThe pink-stuccoed Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple
Ari Burack/Special to The S.F. Examiner

Bali: Still paradise?

An unseasonable patter of rain cools the baking sand. Past the beached…

Ari Burack/Special to The S.F. Examiner
Courtesy Ari BurackBraised beef with herbs is served with rice

Tastes of Taiwan: Aboriginal to high art

To embark on a whirlwind culinary tour of Taiwan is to simply…

Courtesy Ari BurackBraised beef with herbs is served with rice
Courtesy NorthstarLow snowfall this year in Tahoe has forced resorts to rely mostly on man-made snow.

Major motion picture to film at Reno, Lake Tahoe

Filming for a major motion picture is scheduled to begin soon in…

Courtesy NorthstarLow snowfall this year in Tahoe has forced resorts to rely mostly on man-made snow.
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Frontier sold to ultra-cheap airline investor

Frontier Airlines is being sold to William Franke, a pioneer of the…

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AP Photo/Carolyn KasterFay Wagstaff

US government shutdown closes parks, monuments

Visitors arrived to find "CLOSED" signs at the Statue of Liberty, the…

AP Photo/Carolyn KasterFay Wagstaff
AP Photo/Mark LennihanIn this Sept. 11

Portion of WTC wall to go on display in Utah

A portion of the World Trade Center wall will go on display…

AP Photo/Mark LennihanIn this Sept. 11
AP Photo/Sandra CherebFormer Vice President Al Gore

Ridership up 21 percent on North Tahoe shuttle bus

The second season of a shuttle bus operation intended to ease traffic…

AP Photo/Sandra CherebFormer Vice President Al Gore
Erin Sherbert

American Ruins: A Town Where Decay Itself Is Preserved

At a deli in Bridgeport, I met a man named Mike who…

Erin Sherbert
Fred Noland

Mules of the Road: How Not to Cross a Bridge

Shoulders hunched, John Sears leans forward into the hill he's climbing. His…

Fred Noland
Frank Franklin II/apGiants pitcher Chris Heston pitched the first no-hitter of the season on Tuesday

The Land of Giants: An Artist's Roadside Attractions Call Attention to History

The irrigator leans on his shovel in a Salinas field, his shoulders…

Frank Franklin II/apGiants pitcher Chris Heston pitched the first no-hitter of the season on Tuesday
Susie Neilson

Traveler's Life for Me: Dropping Out in the Haight Isn't the Same Anymore

"My traveler name's Will Share. Because I will share. You need a…

Susie Neilson
Ari Burack/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe petals of the Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum

Southeast Asian city-state emerges as 21st-century leisure capital — and conundrum

Singapore, a prosperous outpost in the sweltering heart of Southeast Asia, is…

Ari Burack/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe petals of the Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum
Ari Burack/Special to the S.F. Examiner

Traveling through Canada by rail

Low-hanging clouds hover above the blue-and-gold train as it eases out of…

Ari Burack/Special to the S.F. Examiner
Courtesy photoFrancis Ford Coppola’s Winery Park offers quirky attractions.

Francis Ford Coppola's wonderland of wine

When I heard that Francis Ford Coppola conceived his “wine wonderland” from…

Courtesy photoFrancis Ford Coppola’s Winery Park offers quirky attractions.
Courtesy photoFirst-class: San Francisco-based Limos.com is offering travelers a new way to book ground transportation online to a global network of more than 15

Luxury ride to the airport made easy

Getting to and from San Francisco International Airport is not the problem.…

Courtesy photoFirst-class: San Francisco-based Limos.com is offering travelers a new way to book ground transportation online to a global network of more than 15