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Kendwa, on the north shore of Zanzibar, boasts magnificent white sand and calm, turquoise waters. (Courtesy Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Zealously relaxing in Zanzibar

Unique history, fine beaches make for a great place to rejuvenate

Kendwa, on the north shore of Zanzibar, boasts magnificent white sand and calm, turquoise waters. (Courtesy Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Rothschild Giraffes amble along Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Travel: Can’t get enough of Kenya

Unforgettable safari offers an experience of a lifetime

Rothschild Giraffes amble along Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Rippling pools bordering the Arabian Gulf under the Abu Dhabi Louvre’s dome near the gallery entrance are ethereally reflective. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Three days in Abu Dhabi

Largest Emirate offers something for art lovers, adrenaline junkies, foodies

Rippling pools bordering the Arabian Gulf under the Abu Dhabi Louvre’s dome near the gallery entrance are ethereally reflective. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A cruise down the Amazon offers the opportunity to witness glorious reflective sunsets. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ambling on the Amazon

Flora, fauna on Peruvian river cruise inspires awe and amazement

A cruise down the Amazon offers the opportunity to witness glorious reflective sunsets. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Qingdao is a romantic somewhat European city and a preferred destination for weddings. (Lark Gould/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Qingdao: China’s Land of wine and beer is immersed in ancient wisdom

New flights from U.S. make visits to Shandong province easy

  • Apr 21, 2019
Qingdao is a romantic somewhat European city and a preferred destination for weddings. (Lark Gould/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The east facing guesthouse on the grounds of the Taj Mahal is striking at sunrise. (Courtesy Julie L. Kessler)

India’s Golden Triangle: From Delhi to Jaipur

Traveling in India can often be a tumultuous dance of noise, color…

The east facing guesthouse on the grounds of the Taj Mahal is striking at sunrise. (Courtesy Julie L. Kessler)
(Photo courtesy flySFO)

Therapy pig to bring holiday cheer to airport travelers

San Francisco International Airport officials are hoping travelers during this holiday season…

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(Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner)

5 million Californians predicted to travel by car this Thanksgiving weekend

More than 5.8 million Californians are predicted to travel 50 miles or…

(Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco International Airport. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Roadway, walkway closures at SFO during Terminal 1 renovation

San Francisco International Airport closed several areas in and around Terminal 1…

San Francisco International Airport. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
BART is hoping that 10,000 people will join the perks program and 1,200 people shift their commute. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

BART to offer perks for off-peak commute riders

BART is launching a program offering cash rewards for riders who commute…

BART is hoping that 10,000 people will join the perks program and 1,200 people shift their commute. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Fog prompts delays of up to an hour at SFO

Delays of up to 60 minutes are affecting travelers through San Francisco…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Richmond, British Columbia. (Ari Burack/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Farm-to-’Burbs: A Canadian Food Destination, Shaped by Immigrants

If you’re in the Vancouver area, you might wonder at a detour…

Richmond, British Columbia. (Ari Burack/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF’s gas prices last month were highest in nation

San Francisco had the highest average gas price in country last month…

(S.F. Examiner file photo)
A waterfall adorns the Mt. Whitney trailhead in the Eastern Sierras. (Ari Burack/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Inyo County’s unearthly beauty

Amid the extremes of earthbound beauty east of California’s Sierra range, some…

A waterfall adorns the Mt. Whitney trailhead in the Eastern Sierras. (Ari Burack/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Passengers exit the BART station at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. San Francisco metro and airport security heightened their presence in response to attacks in Brussels, Belgium. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco travelers left uneasy following Brussels attack

Passengers flying out of the San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday faced…

Passengers exit the BART station at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. San Francisco metro and airport security heightened their presence in response to attacks in Brussels, Belgium. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Virgin America on Tuesday launched service between San Francisco and Denver. (Courtesy photo)

Virgin America launches flights from SFO to Denver

Virgin America celebrated the launch of a new direct flight service from…

Virgin America on Tuesday launched service between San Francisco and Denver. (Courtesy photo)
Diamond Head, Oahu

Top 10 views in Hawaii

1. Diamond Head, Oahu You’ve seen Diamond Head. You know its iconic…

Diamond Head, Oahu
From left to right, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Luo Linquan, Chief Operating Officer of China Southern Airlines, Zhang Zifang and San Francisco Mayor’s Office of International Trade and Commerce, Mark Chandler, cut the ribbon to celebrate the launce of the new nonstop flight service from the city of Guangzhou to San Francisco on Monday, June 22, 2015, inside the Aviation Museum & Library. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Inaugural flight from Guangzhou to SFO boosts airport’s leading service to China

The first Boeing 787 to fly nonstop from Guangzhou in South China…

From left to right, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Luo Linquan, Chief Operating Officer of China Southern Airlines, Zhang Zifang and San Francisco Mayor’s Office of International Trade and Commerce, Mark Chandler, cut the ribbon to celebrate the launce of the new nonstop flight service from the city of Guangzhou to San Francisco on Monday, June 22, 2015, inside the Aviation Museum & Library. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
AP Photo/Ramon EspinosaAssistant Secretary of State of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson gives a press briefing during the second day of talks with Cuban officials

US says it's not clear after Cuba talks if new policy works

The highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in more than three decades…

AP Photo/Ramon EspinosaAssistant Secretary of State of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson gives a press briefing during the second day of talks with Cuban officials
AP Photo/Lisa Nipp

US officials seek end to Cuban restrictions on diplomats

American officials head to Havana this week with fairly modest goals of…

AP Photo/Lisa Nipp