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The Peninsula's Best Breakfasts Places

Searching for the perfect place for that stealthy, morning venture capital tete-a-tete or a spot to recharge with carbs after that a.m. jog? Look no further than these Peninsula joints.

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Santa Cruz's Best Breakfast Places

I can justify eating a big breakfast: I have all day to wear it off. And what better place to wear off cinnamon rolls, home fries, eggs Benedicts, a gallon of coffee with honey, and polenta fries than the beach town of Santa Cruz?

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San Jose in Summer: Escape from San Francisco

I crave warmth and sunshine. What do I do? Head to San Jose, Calif., for summer specials at a nice hotel with a good pool, great eats, and terrific performances.

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Adventures on the South Fork of the Yuba River

I always feel like Huckleberry Finn when exploring the South Fork of the Yuba River near Nevada City, Calif. Unlike plopping on the beach, staking out a secluded swimming spot along this 20-mile tributary can sometimes take a bit of work.

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Best Hot Sauces in the Bay Area

Here are five popular and affordable San Francisco Bay Area destinations that make hot sauces worth hearing about.

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David Briggs: Portland's Pig & Chocolate Guru

Restaurant chef-turned-chocolatier David Briggs is a mad man of pork. At Xocolatl de David in Portland, Ore., he mixes bacon into chocolate bars and pushes it to another stratosphere by adding everything from lard to pig blood in confections.

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Cars Land: Fun Rides and Giant Traffic Cones

I met up with Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater, and the gang at the opening of Cars Land at California Adventure Park. It’s safe to say you struck oil at the newest addition to to Disneyland.

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Featured Journey: Idaho Dreaming

An old general store, a mission built by a local tribe, a mega bike ride, and a wild whitewater ride await visitors to the gem state.

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Protecting State Parks

National Parks get a lot of attention. They are the divas and pop stars of the country’s parks. But often just as amazing and precious are our state parks, some of which may be almost literally at your back door.

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I Pick, U-Pick: California Fruit Farms

Here’s a sampling of farms to get you out and pickin'. Call ahead to the individual farms to find out what juicy produce has come in.

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