All posts by Laura Kiniry

Laura Kiniry is a San Francisco-based freelance writer who – when she isn't writing – is busy traveling the globe. In addition to ShermansTravel she also contributes to American Way, Smithsonianmag.com, and O The Oprah Magazine among many others.
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Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail/NPS.gov
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail/NPS.gov

Often overlooked for its bridge-side sibling, Oakland, California still remains one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s best-kept secrets — at least among travelers. While the original “City by the Bay” is overrun with visitors attempting to capture its iconic views and vying for space at its well-worn sites... Read More

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Where to go to Experience Vancouver's Best Boutiques

It’s no secret that Vancouver, BC, is a great place to visit. This western Canada gem is known for having a vibrant nightlife, superb scenery, and a sustainably-minded way of approaching everything from outdoor recreation to the culinary arts (it’s even home to an annual Eco Fashion Week in... Read More

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5 Must-Try Dishes of Keihanshin, Japan

Like Japan itself, the country’s Keihanshin region (made up of Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe) is renowned for its cuisine, including Kobe beef and sashimi. But there are also some lesser-known local delicacies that are worth a taste. If you’re looking to experience the gourmet side of Keihanshin’s culture, here... Read More