Sally Around The BayWhy is this site called Sally Around The Bay?

According to, FreeDictionary.Com to sally means to:
1) to rush out or leap forth suddenly
2) to set out on a trip or excursion

My name is Sally, I live in the Bay Area. I love adventures and I am always ready to take a leap of faith in business and in life.

Welcome to the adventures of Sally Around The Bay.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to learn more about me and this site.

I originally started this blog to share my adventures in exploring the San Francisco Bay Area. Through the years this blog has evolved from my own private Yelp!, to my random ramblings about life and social media to where I am now: a business owner who likes to blog about life during her free time. Visit this page to find out more about what services I offer.

In addition to coordinating many local networking events helping people make connections, I have been working with businesses, artists, authors, entrepreneurs, start-ups and non-profit agencies since 2002 (formerly under the name Virtual Simplicity). I manage a team of talented individuals to make sure your needs are taken care of. We do the work you don’t want to do or don’t have time to do so YOU can focus on what you do BEST. Besides helping you get through the pile of paperwork on your desk, we can also manage your newsletter campaigns, update your blog posts, create and manage your online presence and help your business grow.


Contact me today to bring your business to the next level or maybe to just bring some work/life balance back in to your busy schedule.

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When Sally Fell in Love with San Francisco

Golden Gate BridgeWhen I was 15, my mom took me to San Francisco to go shopping at the Esprit Outlet. You see, I was obsessed with Esprit clothes but they were way out of my family’s budget so my thrifty and brilliant mother decided we’d save our coins for a year and then take a trip to the Esprit Outlet in San Francisco. She agreed to double what we saved and that was our budget for the entire trip.

We would find a bargain hotel and eat normal, inexpensive food so my shopping budget was as big as possible. (My mom taught me to be a bargain shopper, so you’ll notice I’m always looking out for a deal as I travel around looking for fun things to do in the Bay Area!)

The moment I set foot in San Francisco I was in love with the entire area – that mother/daughter weekend in the City was so great.

Information about San Francisco that the guides don’t print

When I was 17 a friend and I drove to “Frisco”. Yes, I admit that at one time I referred to San Francisco as “Frisco” but I’m originally from The OC so I didn’t know any better. I think people in So Cal actually still call it Frisco, but if you’re overheard by a native of Northern CA saying “Frisco” you will instantly be flagged as an “outsider” (Non Bay Area person).

Other than that major faux pas, you can blend in pretty easily here unless you wear shorts in July. When you drive over the Golden Gate Bridge in July and see someone wearing shorts, there’s a good chance you’re looking at a tourist. It’s often cold and foggy in San Francisco in the summer. That’s why so many visitors to the area buy SF sweatshirts. It’s not because they want a souvenir, it’s because they forgot to bring their warm clothes.