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“Hike or Ride the New Devil’s Slide Trail” – by Susan Alcorn

“Hike or Ride the New Devil’s Slide Trail” – by Susan Alcorn
Veteran hiker Susan Alcorn gives the low-down on this new trail created by the Devil’s Slide Bypass Tunnel, plus helpful tips to enjoy nearby Pacifica. Read her Examiner.com column here: http://www.examiner.com/article/hike-or-ride-the-new-devil-s-slide-trail.

“Richmond. Really? Yes, Richmond” – by Janet and Stuart Wilson

“Richmond. Really? Yes, Richmond” – by Janet and Stuart Wilson
Janet and Stu Wilson captured the extraordinary day in Richmond in their Wilsons Travel Postcards blog on April 1. Read it all here: http://www.wilsonstravels.com/index.php/postcards

“What a Difference a Day Can Make!” – by Judy Jacobs

“What a Difference a Day Can Make!” – by Judy Jacobs
“What a Difference a Day Can Make!” by Judy Jacobs BATW members’ perception of Richmond, Calif. will never be the same. At least not for those who attended the March 15 meeting and press trip at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park and other points around the city. The...

“San Francisco Bay’s Rosie the Riveter WWII Memorial” – by Lee Foster

“San Francisco Bay’s Rosie the Riveter WWII Memorial” – by Lee Foster
Lee Foster published a “Rosie the Riveter” article on Answers.com as part of his San Francisco Travel Expert role. See the article at http://ustravel.answers.com/san-francisco/san-francisco-bays-rosie-the-riveter-wwii-memorial  

“Greater East Bay: East Brother Light Station” – by Carole Terwilliger Meyers

“Greater East Bay: East Brother Light Station” – by Carole Terwilliger Meyers
Carole Terwilliger Meyers updated her Weekend Adventures in San Francisco & Northern California guidebook’s 9th edition, online, with fresh information generated at our March BATW meeting. Read it here: http://weekendadventuresupdate.blogspot.com/2014/03/greater-east-bay-richmond-east-brother.html Carole...

“Independent Publishing, Spring Training, Cannoli and More” – by Maria Lenhart

“Independent Publishing, Spring Training, Cannoli and More” – by Maria Lenhart
Downtown Phoenix Skyline, photo ©Visit Phoenix “Independent Publishing, Spring Training, Cannoli and More” By Maria Lenhart BATW members were treated to a triple-header of fun, food and plenty of insightful information at Bucca di Beppo restaurant in downtown San Francisco during the organization’s...

Alcatraz with Hornblower Redux

Alcatraz with Hornblower Redux
Jim Gebbie with former Alcatraz inmate William Baker ©Carole Terwilliger Meyers January’s BATW meeting took us out on San Francisco Bay with Hornblower Cruises, aboard their new hybrid ferry boat, and then to Alcatraz Island, home of the infamous prison. Many members explored “the Rock”...

“Cathedral of Christ the Light” – by Al Auger

“Cathedral of Christ the Light” – by Al Auger
Al Auger, travel editor for Siliconeer magazine, published a story on Oakland’s Christ the Light Cathedral in this month’s issue, spurred by our recent BATW meeting in Oakland. Read Al’s Architecture feature here.

“Rockin’ the Rock with Hornblower Cruises” – by Judy Jacobs

“Rockin’ the Rock with Hornblower Cruises” – by Judy Jacobs
“Rockin’ the Rock with Hornblower Cruises” By Judy Jacobs On Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, BATW members made their way to Pier 33 to board the Hornblower Hybrid for the BATW monthly meeting and trip to Alcatraz Island. After a wonderful buffet of fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, bagels and pastries, Suzie...

“Hornblower Shows Off Hybrid Ferry to Bay Area Travel Writers” – by Ed Walsh

“Hornblower Shows Off Hybrid Ferry to Bay Area Travel Writers” – by Ed Walsh
“Hornblower Shows Off Hybrid Ferry to Bay Area Travel Writers” By Ed Walsh Hornblower Cruises and Events showed off one of its hybrid ferries during a meeting of the Bay Area Travel Writers (BATW) Saturday. The BATW meeting was held aboard one Hornblower’s Alcatraz Cruises’ ferries bound for...

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