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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.

Viral video spoofs the, er, stuff New Yorkers say

Hip young New Yorkers hate waiting for the subway. They wouldn't be…

Hope reigns as Americans prepare to ring in 2012

Times Square was awash in hopeful sentiments as it began to welcome…

SF Examiner file photoStormy forecast: A storm front brewing in the Southeast is predicted to bring rain and snow to the Northeast by Friday morning — and possibly headaches for travelers.

Storm developing could affect holiday travel plans to the Northeast

A storm front expected to develop later this week could put a…

SF Examiner file photoStormy forecast: A storm front brewing in the Southeast is predicted to bring rain and snow to the Northeast by Friday morning — and possibly headaches for travelers.
SF Examiner file photoConvention central: The Moscone Center faced numerous court rulings

Moscone Center has had miraculous impact on SF

On April 11, 2000, the Giants opened their new ballpark. Even before…

SF Examiner file photoConvention central: The Moscone Center faced numerous court rulings
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Proposed improvements would increase access to Alcatraz

Long-ago inhabitants of Alcatraz wanted to escape the island, but now proposed…

Alcatraz Island (Examiner file photo)Alcatraz Island (Examiner file photo)
Big hit: Meadowood Resort in St. Helena offers Napa Valley visitors a chance to experience tournament-level croquet. The resort’s program is run by croquet pro Mike McDonnell

Meadowood Resort brings devious championship croquet to the Bay

I met Mike McDonnell at 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning a…

Big hit: Meadowood Resort in St. Helena offers Napa Valley visitors a chance to experience tournament-level croquet. The resort’s program is run by croquet pro Mike McDonnell

Fall into Lake Tahoe's Autumn Food and Wine Festival

In two weeks, Lake Tahoe — about 185 miles east of San…

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UPDATE: More than 40 flights from SFO canceled due to Hurricane Irene

More than 40 flights out of San Francisco International Airport have been…

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Plenty to enjoy in San Francisco, but get out of town when vacation comes

School’s out. No matter how old you are, those words still have…

Rapidly changing San Francisco and the travel industry are still a match

San Francisco may no longer live up to its claim as The…

Kept Awake at Night

? Follow Nate Beeler on Twitter ? Nate Beeler's Editorial Cartoons on Facebook ? Get…

Sale of San Mateo's Benjamin Franklin Hotel met with enthusiasm

The historic Benjamin Franklin Hotel was sold this week, sparking hope among…

A new beginning for the SF Travel Association

Happy New Year, lunar and otherwise. I have always liked that aspect…

SFO flights to Canada, Mexico may get cheaper

If all goes as planned, flights to Mexico and Canada could soon…

Kathleen Jay/Special to The SF ExaminerVenice Beach's shopping district on Abbot Kinney Boulevard is where the locals shop and dine.

Venice Beach is a hipster heaven

Venice Beach, long-known as a hangout to hipsters, musicians, artists and beatniks,…

Kathleen Jay/Special to The SF ExaminerVenice Beach's shopping district on Abbot Kinney Boulevard is where the locals shop and dine.

Bad weather crimping holiday travel plans

Frank Sieple pushed his 6-year-old twin sons up and down the corridor…

Disneyland for adults

It used to be that Las Vegas was Disneyland for adults. But…

Travel-industry event in S.F. stresses tourism recovery

Economic and political challenges in the past year have left California’s multibillion-dollar…

Summertime fun: Staycations, big trips and sending kids off

Here’s a rough vacation forecast for the summer: “Staycations” are still hot,…