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Compact, diverse Belize an easy gateway into Central America

Typically, toucans don't show up at breakfast unless it's on a box of Froot Loops.<p>Croaking like frogs, the four of them are eyeing my huevos rancheros from the branch of a vine-entangled tree beside the hotel balcony that also is a favorite hangout for a yard-long, lime-green iguana.<p>Ninety-three …

5 SFO secrets you should know

I fly a lot. And that means I have spent an inordinate amount of time at airports over the course of my frequent flying career. Luckily, most airports have improved immensely over the last few decades, but there are still some that I love a lot more than others.<p>Not surprisingly, one that sits at …

Queen Heklina Tells You Where to Party This Pride Weekend

<i>“In light of the events that happened in Orlando, this year’s Pride theme is extremely appropriate. I know it might sound trivial, but if we can’t</i> …

The Big Veg: 50 Vegetarian/Vegan Things to Eat Before You Die

San Francisco is for lovers—and by lovers, we mean vegetarians. Our city is second to none when it comes to vegetarian and vegan cuisine, which …

South Indian Cuisine

The 18 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix right now

From shows that delve into the tasty science of gastronomy to those that unmask the mysterious depths of the ocean, there's no shortage of mind-expanding titles to indulge in.<p>But there's a downside to all of that choice: It's <i>a lot</i> to choose from.<p>I polled the Tech Insider team and came up with 18 of …

David Attenborough

Toast the Bay Area's Low and Slow at San Francisco BBQ Festival

After last year's solid launch event, the second annual San Francisco BBQ Festival will take place this October at the Yard at Mission Rock.In 2015, …

BBQ

10 Must-Do Summer Hikes in Tahoe

With its strong Sierra sun, enticing shoreline, and stunning natural beauty, Lake Tahoe just may embody the perfect locale for a summer mountain …

Hiking

Bike from San Francisco to These Stunning Destinations

Whether you're looking for a recreational spin or a serious workout, trying to get a good, long bike ride within San Francisco city limits can be a …

SF Guide

Best food stops on I-5 between the Bay Area and Los Angeles

Wolfsen's Meat and Sausage<p>Casa de Fruta<p>Andersen's Pea Soup<p>Eddie's Famous Cafe<p>Wool Growers<p>Harris Ranch<p>Titas Pupuseria<p>Willow Ranch<p>Farmer’s Daughter<p>The Red Dot<p>La Sierra Mexican Restaurant<p>Casa de Pizza<p>Anyone who has ever driven California's Interstate 5 knows the numbing effect of boredom as you pass …

California

Can the Minnesota Street Project Transform Dogpatch Into a Dynamic Arts Hub?

The San Francisco real estate market hasn’t yielded many heartwarming stories from the local art community, but that may change with the <b>Minnesota</b> …

SF Guide

San Francisco's Best Specialty Cleaners, Alterations, and Repair Services

Have a beloved pair of shoes on their last leg? Or a white blazer with an unfortunate Cab stain? We've rounded up the top specialty garment cleaners …

SF Guide

Review: Neat's $99 Widget Mic is retro-styled awesome

With every passing generation, computers get better displays, processors, speakers, and more.<p>Microphones though? Not so much.<p>That means that if you have any interest in documenting anything involving sound – podcasting, vlogging, singing – you’ll need a serious upgrade. And while podcast mics exist …

Music Production

The weirdest museums in Northern California

You've done the deYoung. You've visited every exhibit at the Exploratorium. We Californians are lucky to have access to a wealth of amazing museums, but you might be getting bored with your usual lineup.<p>Nothing in this state is ordinary, and our museums are no exception. Look at any list of the …

The Best Cookies in San Francisco

<i>By Shikha Kaiwar</i><p>A wise cyan-colored monster once said, “Today I will live in the moment. Unless it’s unpleasant, in which case me will eat a …

Dessert

Leading scientist calls homeopathy a 'therapeutic dead-end' after finding it worked for 0 out of 68 illnesses

Professor Paul Glasziou, a leading academic in evidence based medicine at Bond University, was the chair of a working party by the National Health and Medical Research Council which was tasked with reviewing the evidence of 176 trials of homeopathy to establish if the treatment is valid.<p>A total of …

Homeopathy

Secret Recipe: Grits with Goat's Milk Curds at Al's Place

<b>Al's Place</b> was named The Best Restaurant in America by <i>Bon Appetit Magazine</i> last year, and we have a feeling that their grits had something to do with …

Recipes

The Best Doughnuts in the Bay Area

In a city booming with fried decadence, there's still something so special about doughnuts.<b>Dynamo Donut</b><br>Boasting two locations in the Mission and the …

SF Guide

Unique Dining Experiences in San Francisco

<i>By Bridget Veltri</i><p>It’s no secret that San Francisco contains a veritable smorgasbord of different cuisines — and you don’t need a passport to travel …

Kentucky lawmaker’s bill forces men to get note from wives before purchasing Viagra

Tired of what she considers the government inserting itself into women’s private lives, a Kentucky lawmaker has decided to return the favor.<p>Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat, has introduced a bill that would force men who want to use erectile dysfunction drugs to jump through a series of …

Matt Bevin

Mary Brown, Organizer of Valencia Street Bike Lanes + Historian of Mission Architecture, Passed on 12/10/15

Mary Brown, Organizer of Valencia Street Bike Lanes + Historian of Mission Architecture, Passed on 12/10/15 - by Tina Gerhardt<p>If you have biked down the Valencia Street Bike Lanes in San Francisco you have benefited from the organizing work of long-time SF Mission resident Mary Brown, who passed on …

The Best Hikes on the Northern California Coast

Whether you're interested in a casual walk along bluffs above crashing surf or a longer excursion into the coastal mountains high above the Pacific, …

Hiking

This Is What The Entire Known Universe Looks Like in a Single Image

Whoa.<p>Isn’t it beautiful? This is an illustrated logarithmic scale conception of the observable Universe with the Solar System at the …

Hong Kong

America's Most Beloved Regional Dishes Have Dark and Fascinating Histories

A new book teaches us why every state has its own weird version of pie, what it’s like to have Chicago-style deep-dish pizza remind you of your first kiss in a slaughterhouse, and why rat stew is probably a lot tastier than you’d think.<p>When you think of "American food," what do you envision? A long …

Books

Adidas uses plastic ocean waste to create a 3D-printed shoe

Back in June, Adidas revealed a shoe made almost entirely from recycled ocean waste. That product marked the beginning of a partnership between the sportswear firm and Parley, an organization trying to combat ocean pollution worldwide. Now, Adidas is taking this one step further: its new design …

DEA maps of El Chapo Guzmán control of US drug market

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's Sinaloa cartel is arguably the most powerful drug-trafficking organization in the Western Hemisphere — and in the world.<p>As of 2013, the DEA believed that the cartel supplied "80% of the heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine — with a street value of $3 billion — …

Mexico

Black Bark BBQ's Smokers Are Heating Up for Early December Opening

Chef <b>David Lawrence</b> has recently taken a small step back from 1300 on Fillmore to ready his new venture: <b>Black Bark BBQ</b>. The barbecue restaurant is directly across the street from 1300, and it’s just about ready to open. Come Thursday, December 3, Fillmore, which used to be a hub for San Francisco …

International gender survey finds Nordic countries most equal in outlook

More women than men in Britain think a wife’s role is to ‘look after her husband’ but most agree men should do more housework<p>Nordic countries have the most positive attitudes to gender equality in the world, according to a survey carried out in 24 countries.<p>The study by YouGov found that attitudes …