Travel writer and social media manager Kelly Lack is always up for a good adventure. Based in San Francisco, her work has appeared in publications like Martha Stewart Weddings, Travel + Leisure, and AFAR, and her clients include brands like Zappos, Conde Nast Traveler, and One Kings Lane.
Aside from writing, she’s also amassed an impressive following on Instagram, where she shares her experiences with her fans. “When I’m traveling, I go nuts trying to capture it all from sweeping scenic shots to quiet moments in markets to the comings and goings of locals,” she admitted once in an interview with Lonny.
But with travel being more or less impossible these past months, Lack stays close to home. In a piece she wrote for Harper’s BAZAAR, she sums up the 88 things to do and see in San Francisco. Her recommendations include spending the afternoon at Mission Dolores Park (which she calls “the ultimate hipster hang”), and experiencing the Camera Obscura in the shadow of the Cliff House.
“I love an adventure,” says Lack, “I get bored when standing still. I also love how [traveling] smashes the pre-conceived notions you have about the world, even when you don’t realize you have them! We’re all human, trying to get by and struggling with and finding joy in the same things—only in different settings.”
Make sure you follow her lead when visiting California (or elsewhere).