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Traeger Tours is happy to be mentioned in Renee Sklarew’s recent article about Silicon Valley in the Washington Post. We escorted Renee and her husband around our area in January 2017.  The article gives a glimpse of some of our best destinations and how easy it is to fill the day with interesting and educational...
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This past weekend I visited Napa Valley.  I had signed up for a Stanford Continuing Education Course,  “The Geology of Napa Valley”.  Here was my opportunity to learn about the underlying terroir in Napa, and visit some of the most exclusive and celebrated wineries of the area.  Our itinerary  included Oakville Ranch, Rudd, Groth, Swanson,...
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I recently became licensed by the California Public Utilities Commission. This will allow me to drive my visitors around the Bay area in my car. (My SUV can comfortably seat 5 persons.) In  San Francisco, a car means driving down Lombard Street or up steep hills,  ogling the beautiful mansions of Seacliff, or venturing off...
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“The traveller in San Francisco, asking the question Englishmen invariably ask, What’s to be seen? would be thus answered. The Big Trees, Eusamity Valley, Napa and the Quicksilver Mines.” —    Charles Dickens, All the Year Round, 424-28 Almaden Quicksilver Park is a county park, 16 miles south of San Jose in the Capitancillos Range...
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The Hearst Memorial Mining building (HMM) on the UC Berkeley campus is a memorial to George Hearst, former California miner, Senator, and husband of Phoebe Apperson Hearst In 1899 Berkeley was still a young university when Phoebe Apperson Hearst, George’s widow and a new regent, sponsored a global competition for an architectural master plan for...
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Last week I was fortunate enough to visit Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park. This was not my first time at Facebook. I’ve circled the Facebook campus many times, and I’ve taken my share of pictures at their “Like” sign. This time I was permitted to go inside. I was working for a group from Canada...
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Brisbane is a small town 9 miles south of San Francisco, nestled in the Guadalupe Valley on San Bruno Mountain. Although it is located on Highway 101, Brisbane is easy to miss because it is separated from 101 by a man-made lagoon. Shellmounds on San Bruno Mountain indicate that this area was once inhabited by...
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