A Closer Look At Oakland’s Waterfront Hotel

When planning a trip to Oakland and the Bay Area, you might want to take a closer look at the Waterfront Hotel in historic Jack London Square. Not only is this an exceptional Joie de Vivre-branded boutique hotel, it’s also TripAdvisor’s best-valued hotel in the entire city. Coupled with magnificent views, great service and hospitality [...]


BEI Hotel: A Refreshing Alternative To Expensive San Francisco Hotels

A refreshing alternative to expensive luxury hotels, BEI Hotel San Francisco couldn’t have come at a better time. With hotel rooms often exceeding $400 a night, this distinctive boutique offers far more affordable solutions in the City to both the business and leisure traveler. Yet despite its affordability this upscale boutique does not cut corners [...]

Plant-Based Super Bowl Party Recipes From The Culinary Institute Of America

Are you looking to serve a few plant-based dishes for your Super Bowl LVI party this weekend? If so, perhaps one or more of these fabulous dishes provided by the Culinary Institute of America at Copia can make a difference. Each of the following recipes will be easy to prepare and exceptionally delicious. What’s more, [...]

Five Places To Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is just around the corner and people across the nation are busy making final preparations for a number of special events. Held annually on the third Monday of January, MLK Day marks the birthday of Dr. King. However, the federal holiday is also intended to celebrate the life and legacy [...]

Asia’s Most Instagrammable Cities

Should it be a surprise that Asia is home to many of the world’s most Instagrammable cities? While it may be true that the U.S. continues to lead with 116 million active users, Asian countries represent a significant portion of the 1 billion members overall worldwide. In fact three of the World's Top 10 countries [...]

Australia Fires: How You Can Help Native Animals

With a revamped estimated of one billion animals killed by the devastating Australia fires, more help is needed to save native animals, some of which are threatened by extinction. Although it’s difficult for people outside of Australia to volunteer except for trained emergency personnel, concerned individuals can still help through monetary donations or sending material [...]

Five Reasons To Visit San Francisco This Winter

It's often said that the best time to visit San Francisco is from September to November. However, for those looking to save some time and money on a Bay Area trip, the winter months should never be overlooked. While local weather can be windy and rainy, temperatures typically reach in the 60s or higher and [...]

Best NYE Parties in San Francisco

The best NYE parties in San Francisco traditionally have been at leading hotels like the Westin St. Francis and the Palace SF. However, time is quickly running out to purchase last minute tickets as events like the Masquerade Ball at Hotel VIA as well as Fantastic Negrito at The Chapel and have already sold out. [...]

America’s Best Places For A White Christmas

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? If you haven’t made up your mind of where to go for the holidays, it’s still not too late to start planning, although time is quickly running out. While it’s true that last minute accommodations will be noticeably higher, it’s the most magical time of the year and [...]

Five Winter Driving Tips

Are you planning a winter road trip during the holidays? If so, is your car in good enough shape to make it through inclement weather? By winterizing your car and bringing along certain items, you’ll lessen your risk of something going wrong. Here are a few helpful winter road tips to help get you going [...]