More posts by Ryan Bender

Honey Honey

Honey Honey Crepe, San Francisco

Brunch Done Right in San Francisco

It is no secret that L&A loves brunch. With the expanded menu, the leisurely pace, the slice of cantaloupe at the end and a whole day off that lies ahead filled with endless potential, what’s not to love? You can tell the good brunch places because there is a line out of the door on weekend mornings, and San Francisco’s Honey Honey Cafe & Crepery is no exception.… Continue Reading →

Travel Tip #12: Keep Your Credit Cards In Two Places

Never have all of your credit cards on you on at once

Nowadays, anyone with a pulse has a mailbox stuffed with credit card offers. Take advantage some of these and sign up for a card with no annual fee and some sort of incentive (airline miles, cash back, etc., but personal experience requires me to advise you against Capital One-Sorry Alec).… Continue Reading →

21st Amendment Brewery and Restaurant

Love and Adventure at the 21st Amendment Bar

Brewery and Restaurant in San Francisco’s SoMa Neighborhood

On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted ending the Temperance Movement’s 14-year reign of terror. Following the passage of the 18th Amendment banning alcohol in 1919, the movement predicted that ridding society of alcohol would rid society of the ill effects caused by alcohol.… Continue Reading →


America’s Most (In)famous Prison

Clang. The doors shut. You did not even see the guard do it-he’s way down the corridor, out of sight. The sound is startling. Then it begins to sink in-you are locked in this cell. You have a mere 45 square feet of floor space all to yourself and you are let out three times daily for meals and twice weekly for showers.… Continue Reading →

4 Minute Vacation: Swiss Alps

Need a quick break? Daydream away with our Switzerland slideshow – featuring Murren, Piz Gloria and Lauterbraunen. Want more? You can download iPhone and desktop wallpapers here.
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Mount Tamalpais State Park

Day Trip From San Francisco

On the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge lies Marin County, home to Muir Woods National Monument and Mount Tamalpais State Park.  Just a stone’s throw from San Francisco, this seemed like the ideal day trip to escape from the city and enjoy some fresh air.… Continue Reading →

Cable Car Museum and Powerhouse

Look Under the Hood of San Francisco’s Moving Landmarks

You see them on postcards, movies and instant rice boxes. After a certain bridge, they are the first thing that comes to mind when people think of San Francisco. They are the city’s famous cable cars, a must for anyone visiting the city.… Continue Reading →

San Francisco’s Cable Cars

Riding a cable car in San Francisco

The Only Surviving Cable Car System in the World

In the Midwest, a speed bump often qualifies for a scenic overlook, so San Francisco’s hills are mountains by our standards. And these hills are not just tall, but steep. Before cars, the only way to traverse these hills was by foot or by horse.… Continue Reading →