See + Do :: San Francisco

San Francisco is known for many things: it’s the hub of the tech industry and home of the infamous Golden Gate bridge; but here you’ll also discover incredible architecture and a bustling restaurant scene. And of course historical landmarks like Alcatraz. Today we’re taking a closer look at San Francisco and […]

Bike it around the best eats in Portland :: the cycle-friendly city

Portland is known for many things: microbreweries, coffee, street and vegan food – and of course its weirdness. There is another angle to the City of Roses though: green commuting. In 2012, Travel + Leisure magazine rated Portland as the #1 most pedestrian and transit-friendly city in the United States. Portland offers buses, light rail (aka MAX), streetcars, aerial tram – and lots of cycling options: […]

Seattle in Summer

Title picture: Leaving Seattle on a ferry to Bainbridge Island by jc.winkler / CC BY 2.0. With temperatures above 70 and the sun peaking out again from behind the clouds, this is an ideal time to explore Seattle, no matter if you’re visiting or have been living here your whole […]

Growing Smarter

I grew up believing everything in the US was bigger and better, but it turns out that when it comes to your urban environment, bigger isn’t necessarily better. Some places in the United States are sprawling out and some places are building in compact, connected ways. The difference between these […]

The Demise of Driving

Over 107 million Americans drive to work, according to a report by U.S.Pirg Education Fund. That’s more than 80% of all commuters – incredibly, more than 70% drive in alone! No wonder the roads in the top 100 urban US centres get a little congested. In stark contrast less than […]