Jackie Burrell, East Bay Times

Jackie Burrell

East Bay Times

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
Past:
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Pasadena Star News
  • O.C. Register
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • Pioneer Press
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by Jackie:

Lonely Planet’s top 9 hiking trails in Northern California

From the Rubicon to Half Dome — plus a few surprises — here are the top hiking trails in NorCal. → Read More

Lonely Planet’s top 9 hiking trails in Northern California

From the Rubicon to Half Dome -- plus a few surprises -- here are the top hiking trails in NorCal. → Read More

Tripadvisor’s top 10 sun-drenched summer destinations

The travel website’s latest number crunching reveals the top 10 travel destinations among U.S. travelers eager to get away this summer. → Read More

7 awesome Bay Area things to do over July 4th weekend

Got your long weekend planned? We have some terrific ideas, from July Fourth fun to scenic brunches to amazing art and movies. → Read More

Step aside, frose — chardonnay sorbet has arrived

Leo Leo Gelato and J. Lohr’s new collaboration is a frozen treat. → Read More

Summer Road Trip Inspiration: Top 5 lake towns in the West

When Travel+Leisure’s editors set out to anoint the top 15 lake towns in the U.S., they included five stellar picks in California, Washington, Idaho and Montana. → Read More

Tahoe 2021: 7 new hot spots including restaurants, a hotel and a new beachy trail

From an empanaderia to a NOLA-inspired cafe, an indoor mini golf bar and more → Read More

Livermore Valley’s Taste Our Terroir wine festival is back with 11 events in July

The Livermore wine country’s signature event, Taste Our Terroir, returns in July with winemaker dinners, vineyard bike tours and more. → Read More

Island hopping in San Francisco Bay, from Angel to Alcatraz and more

Who knew the bay had 48 islands?? → Read More

7 amazing Bay Area things to do this weekend, June 25-27

Got your Bay Area weekend plans? We have some great ideas, from yummy ice cream to watery summer fun to the awesomeness of Legoland — and more. → Read More

4 more spectacular Bay Area tide pools to explore

From Point Lobos to Crab Cove, here are some wonderful places to see sea stars, anemones, hermit crabs and more. → Read More

SPLASH! 30+ ways to explore the Bay Area’s beaches, lakes and rivers

From hidden beaches to lakeside picnic spots, sailing havens, surf lore and splashy mysteries — at Golden Gate Park, yet — here’s a guide to the Bay Area’s splashy side. → Read More

7 Bay Area brunch spots with incredible water views

Whether you’re gazing at Angel Island from the deck of Sam’s Anchor Cafe, the Oakland estuary from your perch at Jack London Square or Pacific surf from a seaside distillery, these wate… → Read More

San Francisco’s tiki-themed Tonga Room set to reopen at last

San Francisco’s big Nob Hill hotels are reopening their iconic bars, from the Fairmont’s Tonga Room to the Top of the Mark. Here’s what’s up. → Read More

7 cool Bay Area things to do on this hot weekend, June 18-20

Here are seven fab ways to fill the weekend ahead, from the latest Pixar flick to Juneteenth fests, picnic inspiration and the Bay Area's newest water park. → Read More

Top 10 lighthouses to explore on the Northern California coast

From Point Bonita to Point Pinos, here are 10 iconic light stations you may not know about. → Read More

TimeOut’s world’s ‘coolest streets’ include a Barcelona rambler – but not the one you’re thinking of

Apparently, ranking the world’s coolest cities and neighborhoods wasn’t enough for the intrepid adventurers at TimeOut, the entertainment site. They’ve just released their list of… → Read More

7 amazing Bay Area things to do this weekend, June 11-13

Got your weekend plans? We have some nifty ideas, from a dazzling new movie musical to fun Pride events to boffo beach adventures. → Read More

Dr. Beach’s top 10 beaches for 2021 summer travel inspiration

A lava rock fringed beach on Hawaii’s Big Island nabbed the top spot, and a California beach made the top 10, too. → Read More

7 wonderful Bay Area things to do this weekend, June 4-6

Got your weekend plans? We have some nifty ideas, from 2 amazing exhibits (at the same museum) to cherry-pickin’ deliciousness and barbecue heaven. → Read More