Category: California

Our Whole Village - Urban Hiking

Urban Adventures: City Hiking with Kids

Hiking does not require access to forest trails or mountaintops, nature preserves or valley fields. These are all great places for a trot through nature, but cities can offer some of the many same advantages when hiking with the kids. Commune with nature. The right route through a city can offer beautiful neighborhood gardens, grassy parks […]

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Japantown - Our Whole Village

Ethnic Neighborhoods Are the Perfect Fix for Cultural Wanderlust

Although my husband and I love to explore other cultures with our kids, we don’t have the time, the energy or the finances to jet off every weekend. Luckily, we live in San Francisco where several ethnic neighborhoods offer the perfect fix for our cultural wanderlust. On a recent weekend we decided to “travel” to […]

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Crissy Field & Golden Gate Bridge - Our Whole Village

A Weekend with Kids in San Francisco (Part 2)

Welcome back to San Francisco! I hope you came dressed in layers and are ready to take to the hills. I suggest starting where we left off.  North Beach – San Francisco’s Italian neighborhood and home to crooked Lombard Street. If you are staying at one of the hotels I mentioned in A Weekend with […]

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Beach at Crissy Field - Our Whole Village

A Weekend with Kids in San Francisco (Part 1)

Welcome to San Francisco. You can call it the City or San Francisco or occasionally SF but please, please, whatever you do, don’t call it San Fran or Frisco or any other nickname that comes to mind. You’ll peg yourselves as tourists immediately (if you haven’t already done so by showing up in the city […]

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