Mei-Ling Wong

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8 Frozen Cocktail Recipes Around the World, Because You've Had A Hot Day

Drink your way around the globe.<p>All you really need to cope with the incessant heat of late summer is a good booze collection, ice and a blender. It's the blessed trinity of refreshment.<p>Here are our favorite selections from around the world -- from Peru's delicious pisco sour to France's sidecar …

The best things to do in San Francisco for locals and tourists

Best things to do in San Francisco<p>1<p>Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/yuyang226<p>Things to do<p>Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge<p>Presidio<p>The …

San Francisco

San Francisco’s Best Under-the-Radar Beach Escapes

Sun worshippers ready to escape San Francisco’s foggy wrath tend to fall back on familiar options, like the lovable but insanely crowded Stinson …

Searching for the best ramen in the Mission area

Oh, ramen, how far you’ve come. Or actually, how far you’ve gone back.<p>Americans once considered the skinny noodles the packaged pre-fab stuff of college dorms. But now, diners savor its authentic way that’s been celebrated for centuries in Japan, as a symphony of fresh made noodles, long-cooked …

The Five California Vineyards You Need to Know

Anyone looking for wines that are consistently strong should seek out bottles with labels bearing these names, says Lettie Teague<p>THERE ARE MANY great vineyards in California, but very few people will see their names on a label. That’s because they often belong to a single producer turning out wines …

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12 Things You MUST See and Do in the Napa Valley

There are times when it's worthwhile to follow the millions of tourists who have been there before us each year. At least, that's what we found when we visited the Napa Valley.<p><b>Vineyards in the Napa Valley</b><p>When it comes to figuring out what to see and do at any destination, every traveler derives …

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Morning Buns and Bay Views: 5 San Francisco City Hikes

There's so many places to eat -- you've gotta have your Tartine morning bun! Next you need to make sure you hit up the shops in Hayes Valley, see the street art in the mission, enjoy your guilty pleasure of chowder in a bread bowl from Fisherman's Wharf and most importantly, take an …

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The 10 Best Islands In The US

"There is something transporting about an island vacation, and these Travelers' Choice Islands winners will help travelers find their next escape," TripAdvisor's chief marketing officer Barbara Messing said in a statement.<p>The site ranked islands based on the quality and quantity of the most …

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Europe's Lesser Known Seaside Escapes

Spring is, really, still a ways away, but that doesn't mean we're not pumped to plan all of our theoretical summer vacations. Europe's calling--as always--and we want to spend time in quaint villages without all the crowds, if such a thing exists.<p>Here are seven towns we have our eye on.<p><b>Tellaro,</b> …