Travel

Headed to Italy? Here are tips that go “beyond the obvious”

Editor’s note: Menlo Park resident Madeline Jhawar is the owner of Italy Beyond the Obvious travel consultancy. A native of Canada, she’s lived in Europe, Boston and Chicago before migrating West.“My husband works in San Mateo and I can work from home, so we figured we could live anywhere on the Peninsula between about Burlingame […]

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Celebrate the best of the West at Sunset in Menlo Park this weekend

Where once there were work spaces and a loading deck at Sunset’s 85 Willow Road building in Menlo Park is now a house. Well, almost a house. For this year’s 16th annual Sunset Celebration Weekend, taking place June 1 and 2, five up-and-coming designers from around the West created spaces inspired by Sunset home pictorials from the 1940s […]

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Stephen Fabes makes a pit stop in Menlo Park while cycling around the world

Three and a half years ago, Dr. Stephen Fabes left his medical practice at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London to begin a cycling journey. The goal was to travel across six continents on a trip around the world. By Steve’s estimates, he will visit 60 countries and log around 60,000 miles. The initial […]

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Looking at Hawaii in Monochrome

When we think of photos taken in Hawaii, those colorful picture postcard-like images are what usually come to mind. On a recent vacation visit to the big island of Hawaii, I veered off in a different direction – looking for opportunities to portray the island in monochrome. These images were all shot using a Nikon […]

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Heading to Hawaii for spring break? Here are some tips for the adventurous

Here are some tips for the lucky ones headed west for a Hawaiian vacation over spring break (or anytime!). Do download the Hawaii Revealed app (or Maui, Oahu, Kauai etc.) app from iTunes. No, I don’t have an investment in Hawaii Revealed nor have I ever met author Andrew Doughty. But he’s written the best […]

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Casting a photographic lens into the heart of Havana

In late January, I was very fortunate to be able to participate in a week long people-to-people cultural exchange to Havana, Cuba led by a team from Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. My good friend and photo buddy Doug Kaye had been suggesting we try to get to Cuba in 2013 — and, thanks to Doug, we […]

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