As summer approaches and the great American road trip calls out to your inner Kerouac, set aside time for downloading smartphone apps while you pack for your journey.
Travel apps built with road trips in mind can help you discover great restaurants and parks, find groceries and pharmacies in unfamiliar cities, and even locate the cheapest gas.
He was going to dodge the Civil War for a few months, work for the government, do some writing, maybe dig for silver.
For a sweet treat, we headed down the street for peach turnovers and espresso ice cream at Sun-n-Buns Bakery & Espresso Bar on Embarcadero. A hush fell over our tour group as we climbed down a rocky canyon into the past, coming face to face with the vivid paleo-Indian images of bighorn sheep, hunters, dogs, anthropomorphic figures — even what may be an attacking mountain lion and an ancient kayaker.It was mystical to muse about the people who stood here thousands of years ago, creating on these rock canvases in Little Petroglyph Canyon.I’d never taken a tour on which the guide addressed the group as "my tribe," but it felt perfectly natural aboard the Magic Bus, which calls itself a "trip" into San Francisco's 1960s-era hippie counterculture.My friend Adam (a politically conservative MBA with an unlikely interest in hippie counterculture) drove in from the burbs, and together we took the two-hour tour before exploring San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, the movement's rainbow-colored, tie-dyed epicenter.About the only conventional thing about the Magic Bus Tour is the boarding area amid the mainstream bus tours on Union Square.The bus, run by the local Antenna Theater Co., is painted flower-power style, and our guide, Serene Rain, was dressed in heart-shaped sunglasses and flowing hippie garb.Serene, who lovingly called us "my tribe," passed out yellow marigolds (for our hair, naturally) and encouraged us to sing along to recordings of Joplin, Santana and the Lovin' Spoonful.- helps you find the right local businesses to meet your specific needs.Search results are sorted by a combination of factors to give you a set of choices in response to your search criteria.These factors are similar to those you might use to determine which business to select from a local Yellow Pages directory, including proximity to where you are searching, expertise in the specific services or products you need, and comprehensive business information to help evaluate a business's suitability for you.“Preferred” listings, or those with featured website buttons, indicate YP advertisers who directly provide information about their businesses to help consumers make more informed buying decisions.