Lauren Parvizi

Contributing Writer, Via

Lauren Parvizi is a freelance editor and writer based in San Francisco. She was previously the online editor for SFGate's Living, Travel, and Real Estate sections.


A couple windowshops in downtown historic Nevada City.

Nevada City, California Gold Country Getaway

Gold isn't the only treasure you'll find in historic Nevada City, California.
picture of spring flowers in bloom at Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California

16 Gorgeous Gardens in the West

Celebrate spring at one of these gardens where stopping to smell the roses is always encouraged.
a woman in an orchard carries a wooden box filled with freshly picked apples, picture

7 Ways to Experience Fall Fun in the West

Get into the spirit with these fun fall activities.
picture of a hiker sitting and looking out at a scenic valley with a mountain in the background

20 New Year's Resolutions for Travelers

In 2019, why not resolve to do more of something you already love?
Fireworks errupt over Union Square in San Francisco, California on New Years.

Festive Holiday Fun in San Francisco

Spend the holiday season in San Francisco and enjoy the city's festive activities.
man and woman enjoy the view of a lake while camping, picture

15 Things Everyone Should Do This Summer

Make the most of your warm weather weekends and coveted time off.
the Point Arena Lighthouse near Point Arena, California, picture

Sea Ranch: Northern California’s Coastal Retreat

From Point Arena to Salt Point State Park, unplug and unwind on this scenic stretch of coastline.
picture of vineyards turning golden in the fall with blue sky in the background

Best Healdsburg Wineries for Beginners

If you're a wine-tasting novice, these wineries are a great place to learn sipping and swirling.