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18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

Our favorite Bay Area date spots

It's always fun to have a "night out," and most of us have our favorite spots to take a significant other or special someone.<p>But what if you want an outing that's a little outside the box? There are so many options in the Bay Area it can be a bit overwhelming, so the SFGATE staff has compiled an …

Living Rooms

Rose Sangria Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Kimberley Hasselbrink | Vibrant Food | Ten Speed Press, 2014<p>For this rosé sangria recipe, swapping the more commonly …

Refreshingly Simple Watermelon Recipes for Summer

Watermelon is as intimidating as it is delicious. It's the ultimate summer fruit, yet its refreshing charm can be diluted by the sheer obstacle of dealing with one. Lugging it, chopping it, storing it—it's so daunting.<p>The hulking melon, like most things in life, is always scarier before you dig in. …

Sautéed Cherries with Vanilla Bean

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich is going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Fresh cherries are wonderful, but sometimes you need to heat things up in the summertime.</i><p>It's hard to stop eating fresh cherries in their season, but eventually you may be …

Peach and Cardamom Lemonade

It would seem as though I’m trying to drink my way through the rainbow, lemonade style. First there was bright red with <b>Beet Lemonade</b>. Here we have a …

Thai-Style Spicy Chicken, Banana Blossom, and Herb Salad (With Lots of Fried Things) Recipe

This variation on a classic Thai chicken and banana blossom salad hits every note, with its accessible, clean flavors of tender poached chicken breast and crunchy banana blossom, rich fried shallots, garlic, and lemongrass, and a bright, bracing garlic, chili, and lime juice dressing.<p><b>Why this</b> …

15 Fresh, End-of-Summer Recipes

15 fresh, end of summer recipes to celebrate summer’s bounty!<p>Raise your hand if you cannot believe it’s already Labor Day weekend?! I didn’t even get …

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, all!<p>Whoo – it’s been a busy week! Since having Lincoln I’ve cut way back on freelance work, but when an opportunity arose to partner …

20+ Favorite 4th of July Recipes

All my favorite 4th of July recipes for your eating and drinking pleasure on this festive holiday!<p>I really love curating recipe roundup posts, and I …

15 Fall Soup Recipes

15 fall soup recipes including stews and chilis, too!<p>Hello, hello! I hope you had a nice weekend!<p>Things were <i>crazy</i> busy around here. Between a …

Tomato Basil Soup with Cheese Tortellini (15 Minute Meal)

<i>Tomato Basil Soup with Cheese Tortellini is ready in just 15 minutes. Perfect for busy nights!</i><p>Happy Monday, I hope you had a beautiful fall weekend! …

Champagne Sangria Punch

Champagne Sangria Punch is fizzy, just sweet enough, and spiked with fresh fruits. The perfect cocktail for the holidays!<p>TGIF, y’all! Who’s down for …

15 Super Bowl Recipes: Dips, Bites, Crock Pot Recipes and More

15 Super Bowl Recipes to whip up for the big game! Pick between poppable bites, healthier dips, easy crock pot recipes, and more.<p><i>Are you ready for</i> …

Steak Salad with Crispy Shallots, Dried Cherries, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese

<i>Steak Salad with Crispy Shallots, Dried Cherries, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese is a gluten-free, restaurant-quality entree salad!</i><p>z<p>Happy Monday …

Shrimp Caesar Salad in Crispy Parmesan Cups

<i>Gluten-free Shrimp Caesar Salad in Crispy Parmesan Cups are an elegant and impressive appetizer.</i><p>I know…another salad. But hear me out!<p>As pumped as I …

Top 10 Spring Recipes

10 of my favorite light and luscious spring recipes!<p>Happy Friday, everyone!<p>Although I’m pumped it’s the weekend, this has been a really great week. …

Best-Ever Sangria

Best-Ever Sangria takes minutes to prepare, and is lightly sweet and perfectly refreshing.<p>I can’t believe I’m talking about the sushi bar/restaurant …

Cherry Almond Blue Steak Salad with Cherry-Balsamic Vinaigrette

<i>Cherry Almond Blue Steak Salad with Cherry-Balsamic Vinaigrette is a fantastic combination of sweet and tangy flavors in one delicious, gluten-free</i> …

Baked Eggs on Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Hello from the other side. I’ve been hardcore geeking out over technical website stuff since my site went down last Friday. My mind is still swimming …

2017 San Francisco Street Food Festival

Come <b>join La Cocina</b> on October 15th to enjoy the delicious dishes of <b>30+ talented chefs</b> born out of La Cocina, and a few others who had to jump in on …

Harbour Lights Music Festival at Craneway Pavilion | East Bay

The Craneway Pavilion debuts the <b>Harbour Lights Music Festival</b>, featuring national headliners Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, internationally known Maria …

Secretly Awesome: Tonga Room's Bao & Cocktails

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“Cars & Croissants” Monthly Exotic Car Show | Santana Row

Santana Row hosts “<b>Cars & Croissants on The Row,”</b> a monthly gathering for <b>exotic car owners and car enthusiasts</b>.<p>We’re talking <b>up to 50 cars</b> like …

BCBG Holiday Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF

Join the <b>BCBG</b> <b>Holiday Warehouse Sale</b> with <b>over 2,000 dresses, tops, bandage skirts, cashmere</b>, as well as <b>fabulous cocktail dresses</b> for the holidays with …

2017 Chinatown Alleyways Festival: Music, Dance & Art | SF

The eight annual <b>Chinatown Music Festival</b> celebrates an <b>eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary music</b> performances by locally and internationally …

Urban Air Market: Fall 2017 | Hayes Valley

<b>Urban Air Market</b>, the Bay Area’s <b>sustainable shopping event</b>, comes to Hayes Valley along Patricia’s Green Park on Octavia St. at Hayes St. with <b>over</b> …

SF Street Food Festival Returns this Weekend

The San Francisco Street Food Festival returns Saturday with more than 80 food and drink vendors for what could be the last year at its current …