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Guest Post: Toby Osbourn

Hi there, my name is Toby and I am a developer from Belfast. Recently I decided to ask Heather if she would be so kind to give me space on her site. Recently I flew to Japan for my honeymoon

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Santa Cruz, California: An Insider’s Guide

Santa Cruz, CA

As someone who lived in Santa Cruz for over four years, I feel as though I discovered much of what it has to offer and found many places outside the normal “tourist” agenda.  Here is the insider’s guide to visiting

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San Francisco: Recommendations from a Native

Even though I am a native to San Francisco, I know there’s still so much of the city I haven’t explored.  But I do have a few favorite places to eat, learn, and hang out.  If you happen to be

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The Secret to Making the Most of Your Trip

Most any place you go, there’s always at least one “touristy” spot.  The Colosseum in Rome, the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.  The examples are endless, but the a key idea to remember is that sometimes

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The Weekender: From the Bay Area to L.A. and Back

Have a friend you keep meaning to visit but never get around to it?  I do and I finally visited mine on a weekend trip from the Bay Area to Los Angeles.  Thirty-six hours doesn’t seem like a lot of

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San Francisco Giants Game

Recently, I went to a San Francisco Giants game and it was a blast! The weather was beautiful, warm and sunny but not too hot. Although I was in some seriously nosebleed seats, I was able to be shaded by

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The Weekender: Engadget Expand Event

On March 16th and 17th, Engadget held their first Expand event at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Lucky for me, the ticket price was within my budget! Did it matter that none of my friends were available to go, so

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Madrid, Spain

Today was my second day in Madrid and it has been amazing so far! I am here with a couple friends. Yesterday, we went to the Prado to see their amazing collection of art. We spent three hours there, it

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An Unexpected Adventure: Ostia Antica

So today my friend and I decided to go to the beach, Lido di Ostia, near Rome.  We looked it up last night and found out that there are ruins near there, so we stopped at them first to check

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