Josh Sens

Contributing Writer, Via

Josh Sens, a freelancer writer living in Oakland, is a contributing writer at Golf Magazine, the restaurant critic for San Francisco Magazine, and the co-author, with Sammy Hagar, of Are We Having Any Fun Yet: The Cooking and Partying Handbook.

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10 Easy Steps for Earthquake Preparedness

Keep yourself and others safe by being ready for the next quake.
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How to Avoid Pedestrian and Bike Collisions When Driving

A few guidelines can help drivers stay tuned to the traffic on foot and on bicycles.
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How to Maintain an Older Vehicle

Dramatic odometer flips are milestones, but they also mean your vehicle requires some extra TLC.
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5 Ways to Save Money on Car Expenses

Owning a vehicle is convenient, but costs add up. Follow these simple tips to keep expenses down.
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Reduce Car Clutter for a Safe Ride

Help make your ride cleaner—and safer—with these organizing tips.
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Ultimate Monterey Coast Road Trip

California's Highway 1 reveals adorable otters, friendly towns, and fabulous local flavors.
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How to Save Money on Auto Repairs

Keep the cost of car maintenance down with these expert tips.
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Hit the Road for a Marin County Day Trip

A one-day road trip with beachside strolls, farm-fresh food, and small-town treasures.
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8 Ways to Spend Less on Gas

Adopt these smart strategies to get more miles from every gallon.
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How to Get a Real ID

What you need to know about the new requirements going into effect on May 3, 2023.
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Tips for Keeping Your Pets Happy and Healthy on the Road

When you travel with a pet, a few simple precautions can make the journey more fun for everyone.
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How to Safely Bike on the Road

Whether you’re cycling for pleasure or errands, these tips can help keep you safe.
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11 Simple Steps to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Follow these tips to ensure you’re ready for any weather Old Man Winter has in store.
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How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Here are the steps you can take to keep yourself and your possessions from getting soaked.
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Tips for Safe Winter Driving

Heading out in wind, rain, fog, or snow? A few easy tips will help you steer clear of trouble.