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I grew up in San Francisco, and I know and love it best -- I’ve accumulated years of SF tips/advice, and I’ve seen the city go through different chapters. I’ve also travelled to many countries/continents, as well as many parts of America. TRAVEL STYLE (hotels/restaurants): I’m pragmatic and low-key. I don’t need luxury, but I like to stay at places that are safe, clean, and comfortable enough (no bugs, clean bathrooms and sleeping conditions). I’ve stayed in and enjoyed both high-brow and low-brow places, and I appreciate places for what they are -- as long as I’m getting value that matches the amount of money spent. TRAVEL ACTIVITIES: My favorite travel activities are wandering through neighborhoods and finding spots that seem authentic/ quirky. But I also enjoy doing quick tours of the touristy spots and seeing can’t-miss sites. I love seeing cultural spots (e.g. art/history museums, religious sites), but I also enjoy relaxing on the beach, long meals, being active, going out.