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Read Carole’s recent interview in The Monthly, in which she talks about flying, putrid sharks, and webcams.

. . . BERKELEY . . .

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NEW in Berkeley
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is open at new home
Way Station Brew

Berkeley UPDATES
Brennan’s Restaurant
The Cheese Board
Claremont Club & Spa, a Fairmont Hotel
Jupiter
unique shops
Emeryville UPDATE
The Public Market

Been to Telegraph Avenue lately?

Great SOLO DINING in Berkeley
Bette’s Oceanview Diner
Great China
Homemade Cafe
Le Mediterranee
Picante
PIQ
Tacubaya
 

Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement Cafe

. . . SAN FRANCISCO . . .

BORED?  And also low on TIME and MONEY?
Take a STAYCATION in San Francisco:
HOTEL 
FIRST DAY ATTRACTION
FIRST DAY DINNER
SECOND DAY BREAKFAST
SECOND DAY ATTRACTION
SECOND DAY SECOND ATTRACTION + DINNER

CHRISTMAS STAYCATION
 

NEW in San Francisco
Haight-Ashbury neighborhood guide

The Dorian
Mission District guide
SFMOMA reopening
Noe Valley neighborhood guide
FREE attractions

San Francisco UPDATES
Top of the Mark
Tonga Room

. . . BEYOND . . .

NEW at Berkeley and Beyond
LOVE sculpture photos around the world
TRAVEL: 10 amazing restaurants housed in amazing repurposed churches
TRAVEL:  Wenzhou, China
TRAVEL:  San Luis Obispo
RECIPE:  Orzo-Spinach Summer Salad
INTERVIEW:  with Carole

Carole is just back from:
Wenzhou, China
Palm Springs, California
 

just for FUN--names for groups of animals
How many do you know?

CAT fun
Photo Gallery of Cats Around the World

What’s on your BUCKET LIST?
here’s some inspirational reading

VEGGIE places in Northern California

a few Weekend ADVENTURES
Tilden Regional Park
Alcatraz Island
Oakland Zoo
Mt. Tamalpais overnight
Rosie the Riveter park
Mendocino and Fort Bragg
Grass Valley and Nevada City
way more weekend advenures

a few ADVENTURES farther away
Avenue of the Giants
Solvang
San Diego and La Jolla
Kauai
NYC
Iceland and China

fast and yummy RECIPES
Snickerdoodles
World’s Best Granola

see the latest Weekend Adventures Update blog post
see the latest Travels with Carole worldwide blog post
see the latest interview with Carole-Travel Rock Stars (click, then scroll down)

see Carole’s recent articles for orbitz.com
including restaurants in former churches

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BACKGROUND about Berkeley and Beyond

about PUBLISHER Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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