How the Inside Guide came about...

I like to know who's behind the websites I visit, so here's a little something about myself and why I'm creating a guide to San Francisco.

I love to travel, especially to places a bit off the usual tourist paths. I started traveling as a young child, when my father joined the Foreign Service and we moved to India.

garden in new delhi, india
In our garden, New Delhi

I spent most of my childhood overseas and was seriously bitten by the travel bug. I've lived in Europe, Asia and South America, and have traveled to lots of countries.

I think it's great to get travel tips from a local, but often one doesn't know anyone from that area to ask. I've been living in San Francisco for over 20 years (and was born in Berkeley across the Bay, so am more or less a native). I love this city and wanted to share some of the interesting things to see and do here that visitors probably wouldn't discover on their own, so I decided to create a website about it.

Boarding the Hornblower dinner cruise

I raised a child in the city (now grown up, as you can see), so I can also let you know what might appeal to kids of different ages. Naturally, my take on the sights is just my own opinion; others I'm sure may differ!

Of course I'm partial, but I think San Francisco is one of the most beautiful and all-around fun cities I have ever experienced. It's almost impossible to run out of things to do! Feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Enjoy your stay in San Francisco!


P.S. is the same website as; the original name was just way too long!

If you are interested in how I created this website, take a look at my review of the company I used, Solo Build It!

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