Does San Francisco have crime? Does it have way too many homeless people? Yes. And yes. And so do Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and just about every other U.S. metropolis you could name. But this isn’t a “what about” article because there is no comparison to San Francisco. It’s one […]
In the 1920s, the well-to-do residents of the 1000 block of Lombard Street in San Francisco decided the street was too steep, causing problems for horse-drawn wagons, early Model T’s and even those walking. Their solution was to convert 600 feet of the street turned into eight hairpin turns. A decade later, it had become […]
What’s the best way to explore the vibrant, historic city of San Francisco? You could rent a car and meander around, stopping at places that interest you, a viable option if you have days or weeks to explore and have enough knowledge to stay away from dangerous areas. Or you could sign up for a […]
Privately Tour San Francisco the Right Way Time is money. It’s why companies charge for their services, why we all choose to take only certain amounts of time off (and no longer), and why direct flights are better than multiple connections. We all want to make the most of our time, so we pay more […]
Why Did The Name of the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Change…Again? “The Majestic or The Ahwahnee—you know, that nice hotel in the Valley”—is how many conversations about reserving a luxury hotel in Yosemite Valley begin.
Do You Know Where to Visit On A San Francisco Layover? Just over 100 years ago, men and women, except in their minds, were unable to fly anywhere. Think about that. To go anywhere in the world, whether overseas or a few American states over, we had to ride in a horse and carriage or […]
Does The Guest Know More About Yosemite Than An Expert Guide? The customer is always right. We agree in the general concept—to keep the customer’s needs first, always. It’s a belief that the customer knows what’s best for the customer. This idea is important for every business, of course, and for most industries it holds […]
Named La Isla de los Alcatraces (Island of the Pelicans) by Juan Manuel de Ayala, a Spanish explorer, in 1775, Alcatraz Island became a U.S. military fortress in the 1850s, sporting about 100 cannons to protect San Francisco Bay. The island also housed the West Coast’s first operational lighthouse. In addition, by the end of […]