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A North Korean flag.  ( JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Palo Alto Man Likely Held In North Korea Among Growing Wave Of Tourists

Despite strong warnings from the U.S. State Department, hundreds of Americans like the 85-year-old Korean War veteran apparently being detained in North Korea travel to the communist nation each year.

11/21/2013

'Painted Ladies' of Alamo Square (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tour Buses Banned Around San Francisco’s Famous ‘Painted Ladies’

The neighborhood is best known for the famed Painted Ladies, one of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco.

11/20/2013

Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

Rim Fire 33% Contained, Leaves Tourists To Sierra In Quandary

The huge Sierra Nevada wildfire and its smoke plume have caused some fearful tourists to opt out of plans for the last big travel weekend of the summer, but most appear intent to go through with their vacations.

08/29/2013

Pride Flag (credit: Ludovic Bertron/Wikipedia Commons)

Larger Crowds Expected At SF Pride After Prop. 8, DOMA Rulings

This weekend’s Pride celebration in San Francisco is expected to be an even bigger party this year, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decisions on same-sex marriage.

06/27/2013

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Hotel And Restaurant Boom A Sign Bay Area Economy Is Thriving

In Santa Clara, the demand for hotel rooms is leading the surge in new construction projects and is another sign the Bay Area economy is booming.

05/28/2013

Fruit sale on the streets of Kampot, Cambodia. (Keteka.com)

Community Corner: Bay Area Man Offers Traveling Peace Corps Style

If your idea of a great travel experience is going to remote villages and being the only tourist in sight, hanging out with the locals, and lending a helping hand to local communities, there’s a new site you should check out.

03/03/2013

Tourists pose for a photo in front of the Golden Gate Bridge on May 25, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Targets Families, Tourists From China In Marketing Campaign

California tourism officials are already upbeat about the number of visitors who head for the Golden State. As it stands, California has the world’s tenth largest travel economy.

02/22/2013

Pumpkin Patch

San Mateo County Looks At Zoning Regulations For Pumpkin Farms

At issue is whether the farms can add to their businesses with tourist attractions like what the Arata Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay is doing.

08/29/2012

Tourists pose for a photo in front of the Golden Gate Bridge on May 25, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

About The Bay: San Francisco Tourism Booming

This week’s About the Bay takes a look at San Francisco’s attracting international tourists and those ridiculous-looking Segway tours.

08/27/2012

Lusty Lady strip club

San Francisco Strip Club To Market Itself As Tourist Landmark

The dancers who own the iconic Lusty Lady strip club hope to make the San Francisco institution another landmark on tourists’ itineraries and distinguish itself from other strip clubs in the area.

06/21/2012

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