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An expert’s tips for traveling with wine, Oakland intel, and more great travel finds

A dream trip to Alaska, two big street-food fests, and more favorite travel finds

Love good beer? Get this book, now

Pardon the pun, but we’ve more than once tapped the expertise of Portland beer guy Jeff Alworth, whose entertaining Beervana blog pulls no punches when it comes to the curious creations of some big-brewery product-development labs. (“Imagine an off-brand Jolly Rancher melted down and cut with Everclear” was his tart take on one alco-pop.)

Sand castles 101, camping in wine country, and more great travel finds for your weekend