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Issue #2605 :: Thursday, February 24, 2011
SPECIAL ISSUE: Travel Issue

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Lost in the World
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."

BART: San Francisco
If midterms are getting you down and you're looking to escape to the city while still managing to escape the fog, consider taking a trip to the Mission.

FERRY: Marin
Somewhere, in the deep recesses of your mind, there is a part of your body yearning to escape to a seaside resort in the middle of a dull week. Maybe you could bask in the beautiful sunlight and go for a relaxing bike ride, or treat yourself to a day at the spa - but where can you experience this idyllic adventure right here in The Bay Area? Transport yourself to the sleepy bayside town of Tiburon, where you will be kept occupied with the boutiques, the art galleries, the dining and even the wildlife from the second you step off the ferry in the morning to the moment you leave, watching the sunset against the picturesque San Francisco skyline across the bay as seagulls fill the water.

AC TRANSIT: Oakland
Oakland is misunderstood land. It is very tempting for the average person to write the city of oaks off as one of those cities - you know, one of those cities - filled with the scary crack heads, gang bangers, and murderous thugs. A glorified ghetto stretched out over 78 square miles. A terrible land of squalor that was somehow never able to shake the wild west mentality of the 1800's. A lawless city that in 2009 saw an unarmed man shot and killed by a transit cop and less than 3 months later, four police officers murdered by a convicted felon.

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Lost in the World
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."

BART: San Francisco
If midterms are getting you down and you're looking to escape to the city while still managing to escape the fog, consider taking a trip to the Mission.

FERRY: Marin
Somewhere, in the deep recesses of your mind, there is a part of your body yearning to escape to a seaside resort in the middle of a dull week. Maybe you could bask in the beautiful sunlight and go for a relaxing bike ride, or treat yourself to a day at the spa - but where can you experience this idyllic adventure right here in The Bay Area? Transport yourself to the sleepy bayside town of Tiburon, where you will be kept occupied with the boutiques, the art galleries, the dining and even the wildlife from the second you step off the ferry in the morning to the moment you leave, watching the sunset against the picturesque San Francisco skyline across the bay as seagulls fill the water.

AC TRANSIT: Oakland
Oakland is misunderstood land. It is very tempting for the average person to write the city of oaks off as one of those cities - you know, one of those cities - filled with the scary crack heads, gang bangers, and murderous thugs. A glorified ghetto stretched out over 78 square miles. A terrible land of squalor that was somehow never able to shake the wild west mentality of the 1800's. A lawless city that in 2009 saw an unarmed man shot and killed by a transit cop and less than 3 months later, four police officers murdered by a convicted felon.

Movie Metropolis
Wayne Wang's "Chan Is Missing" (1982) begins as a gritty detective story set in San Francisco's Chinatown district, following the exploits of two cab drivers as they traverse the city in search of a man who owes them $4,000.

Editors' Note: Travel Issue
If living in the Bay Area for four years has taught us anything, it's that you don't have to fly to Florida or Mexico to have an enjoyable spring break. That's why we decided to make this year's travel issue focus on local destinations and the one reasonably cheap way any college student can take: public transportation.


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