Marin Blog

Read our blog to learn more about Marin County. Our local area bloggers provide a wide range of content on various attractions, events, festivals and other local activities that are a tradition in Marin. We are right next door to the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma. Closer than you could ever imagine to everything that’s unique in this clever corner of California. As in, one famous bridge away from San Francisco. Getting curious? 

Meet our Bloggers:

Ben DavidsonWriter and photographer Ben Davidson is a Mill Valley native and former Sunset Magazine travel editor. Ben has covered travel stories across the globe for over twenty-five years, but his favorite sights, scenes and travel discoveries are right here at home in Marin County, California. 

 

 

Karen Pavone

Farminista’s Feast is a farm-to-table culinary adventure blog about eating fresh, locally sourced foods and connecting with the farmers, ranchers,bakers, cheesemakers, chefs and others who are at the root of what we eat. Karen Pavone is a journalist and photographer who is a passionate advocate for sustainable agriculture and artisan food & beverage producers in California's beautiful North Bay and beyond.

 

 

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Scenic Stops in Picture-Perfect Fairfax

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Fairfax, California, doesn’t always get the credit it deserves, but it’s actually one of Marin County’s most picture-perfect towns. The downtown area is small and quaint, while the outskirts are vast and...[Read More]

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First-Timer’s Guide to San Rafael

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

San Rafael might not be at the top of your travel wish list, but it should be! As one of the original Spanish mission settlements, the city has quite a fascinating history....[Read More]

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Marin County’s History of Mountain Biking

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Did you know that Marin County is the birthplace of mountain biking? It was right here in Marin that some of the first ever mountain bikes (aka "klunkers") raced down Repack Road....[Read More]

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Plan Ahead: A Seasonal Guide to Marin County Events

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Having trouble locking down dates for your Marin County vacation? Thanks to Northern California’s near-perfect year-round weather, there’s never a wrong time to visit. That said, if you’re hoping to celebrate an...[Read More]

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6 Reasons to Attend Oktoberfest Corte Madera

 

By Whitney Butler

 

Is that polka music? Why, yes, it is, which means Oktoberfest is just around the corner.

 

The annual and original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, is a celebration that dates back to the early 1800s....[Read More]

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The Best Sweet Indulgences in Marin

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

Marin County might be best known for its hiking trails, but its culinary scene is just as thrilling. There is no shortage of farms in and around Marin, making it easy to...[Read More]

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A Camping Guide to Marin County

By Megan Eileen McDonough

 

When it comes to campsites, Marin County has you covered (literally). Home to towering redwood trees, quaint beaches dotting the coast and exotic wildlife that goes for miles, there's a trail...[Read More]

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8 Delicious Restaurants in Mill Valley

By Megan Eileen McDonough

San Francisco is known for its creative food scene, and we’re not just referring to the city itself. In fact, some of the Bay Area’s best eateries are located in Marin County....[Read More]