Renee Brincks

Renee Brincks

Travel, food + culture writer

San Francisco-based writer for Nat Geo Traveler, BBC Travel, Hemispheres, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunset, Zagat, Travel Weekly, Rodale's Organic Life, Where SF + others, plus various custom outlets.

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The Man Lured by Alaska's Glaciers :: BBC Travel

Piloting between icebergs in Kenai Fjords National Park, Trenton Gould trades crowded tour boats for kayak paddles and helps people experience their own natural enlightenment.

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Rust Belt Reboot :: Hemispheres

In Buffalo, entrepreneurs are repurposing everything from grain silos to mental hospitals to reinvigorate New York's Queen City.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Chance to See Condors Worth the Trek to Pinnacles National Park :: San Francisco Chronicle

Of their total world population, only about 275 birds live in the wild — and you might see 10 of them here in one day.

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Sunset Magazine

Adventureland Alaska :: Sunset

Want a wilderness escape without the crowds? Look north.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Fort Ord Marches to a Different Drum as Coastal Park :: San Francisco Chronicle

As seasonal wildflowers fade and spring stretches into summer, the grassy backcountry hills of Fort Ord National Monument are shifting from green to gold.

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Farm Fresh :: American Way

From city life to farm life: a tale of rural revival in western New York.

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Where Traveler

Upholding a Culinary Heritage :: Where San Francisco

The Legacy Bars and Restaurants project works to preserve San Francisco's rich culinary heritage.

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Pioneering Spirits :: Alaska Airlines Beyond

Alaska brewers and distillers are crafting excellence.

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Travel Weekly

Culture, Cuisine in a Walk Around Anchorage :: Travel Weekly

While fishing trips and glacier cruises attract many summer visitors to this natural playground, Anchorage increasingly appeals to the more urban-minded guest, as well.

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How To Revive Indoor Plants :: Rodale's Organic Life

Get to the root of the problem with this survival guide.

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Rancho Valencia :: Carmel Magazine

Behind the main lodge at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, a footbridge crosses a lush gorge filled with vines, palms and flowering shrubs.

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Haul of the Wild :: United Hemispheres

As bright poppies signal the arrival of spring, a new California nature trek introduces a more under-the-radar sign of the season: edible greens.

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Where Traveler

Taste the Delicious Success of San Francisco's Incubator Kitchen :: Where Traveler

Charles Farrier didn’t expect cheesecake to change the course of his life.

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Where Traveler

How San Francisco's Cable Cars Were Saved From Extinction :: Where San Francisco

Fog swirled over San Francisco’s Nob Hill as Andrew Smith Hallidie tested the city’s first cable car in August of 1873.

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Zagat Survey

The Bay Area's 10 Best Under-the-Radar Restaurants :: Zagat

The Bay Area has no shortage of new restaurants these days, and these 10 under-the-radar gems are worth a visit.