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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 Ramen Floor

During my time living in Kyoto, one of the best discoveries I made was the entire floor of ramen restaurants  in the Kyoto train station.  From the time I found the shops to the time I left to return to

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Two Food Adventures in San Francisco

Recently I had two great food adventures in San Francisco.  The main thing these two places had in common is that I sought them out purposely after reading rave reviews about each.  I highly recommend both, as they offer opposite

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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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Japanese Bread

It is so thick and light and delicious!  I already knew how great it was for toast from my previous trip in high school and I have yet to find an American equivalent.  Last night for dinner I had a

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