I grew up in the Bay Area and own a small business in San Francisco, .
In a former life I earned a Ph.D. in Archaeology and lived in and worked all over the world learning about new cultures.
In my , I get the opportunity to continue to explore both parts of myself - the Bay Area aficionado and the world traveler. I'm also passionate about environmental issues and advocate for water and climate awareness in my blog .
Celebrate our nation's B-day with hot-dog-eating and watermelon-seed-spitting competitions, a big beard contest, a reptile show, a chili cook-off, beach tug-of-war, a bar crawl, and more.