The iPod Shuffle my son gave me for Christmas has saved my sanity on airplanes ever since. I can block out those mismanaged kids whose parents seem to sleep through the chaos and the loudmouth guys who think everyone else cares about what they have to say. Now comes even better news -- an iPod powerStick recharger that can recharge iPods from three to four times. I can wrap myself in music forever! With this rechargeable trick and cell phones off the docket on airplanes for the near future, I might be able to get a little work done again...
The Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants by San Francisco Chronicle food critic Michael Bauer are out for 2007, and Womantraveler consistently recommends several of them with first-hand knowledge to her visitors.
San Francisco's Presidio park, the old military base offering one of the most spectacular locations near the Golden Gate Bridge, has become a center of culture and food since "Star Wars'" George Lucas moved his studios there two years ago from Marin County.