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October 10, 2017 FIRES in Napa & Sonoma Wine Country

Napa Fires

Wine Country Fires Fires continue to burn for a second day in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, and Napa County. Despite tremendous efforts from our local and state fire departments, high winds and limited resources have led to devastating damage of homes, businesses, and vineyards. Governor Jerry Brown has declared a State of Emergency. Smoke and…
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June 22, 2017 FAQ: Fueled by Biofuels? Really?!?

Fueling the tour vehicle with biofuel

Incredible Adventures proudly proclaim ourselves as San Francisco’s Greenest Tour Provider. Our office operates as a San Francisco Green Business. On the road, our vehicles predominantly run on biofuel – a renewable alternative to petroleum. Recently, a fellow environmentalist called us out on Facebook with a picture comment on our page of our guide filling up at a…
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June 13, 2016 Six Years of Certified Excellence – TripAdvisor Awards Incredible Adventures with Certificate of Excellence 2016

Incredible Adventures, San Francisco’s Greenest Tour Company, has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, Incredible Adventures has been recognized for all six years of this award program! The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor throughout the year. Other recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the…
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May 23, 2016 Guide to Incredible Guiding

Incredible Adventures Staff

So you want to be an Incredible Guide – Or at least know what it takes to become one? Well, it’s a rigorous process. Only the strong may survive. But if you can pitch a tent, start a campfire, cook up some gourmet and delicious meals, drive a 20-passenger vehicle, know bits of history, geology,…
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March 23, 2016 The Current State of Biofuels

Things are changing in California. Even though our state is considered to be one of the most eco-conscious and our city is at the forefront of technology, there are still obstacles to overcome. A core value of ours was complicated recently when a regulation passed that prohibits the sale of B99 biofuels – our alternative solution to petroleum for more than a decade.  While…
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March 14, 2016 CoolCA Small Business Climate Leaders

On Wednesday, March 3, California Air Resources Board (CARB), a division of the state’s Environmental Protection Agency, presented San Francisco’s greenest tour provider, Incredible Adventures, with a CoolCalifornia Small Business Climate Leader award! CoolCalifornia’s Small Business program acknowledges steps a company takes to reduce its carbon footprint and minimize its environmental impact. To qualify for this award, a…
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May 25, 2015 Biodiesel: By All Means

National Biodiesel Board recently featured our company on America’s Advanced Biofuel website. We were selected as one of eight stories to highlight Biodiesel in Action from coast-to-coast. Check out their video interview here! It was the middle of the night when our owner, Jolie Ginsburg, woke up with a harsh realization: Our petroleum tours to the…
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September 22, 2014 People Don’t Care About Climate Change? Think Again.

Climate change is real, and people ARE paying attention. Tomorrow, over a hundred world leaders in many fields (including President Barack Obama) are gathering for a Climate Summit at the UN headquarters in New York to begin work on a global agreement to address climate change. The Climate Summit’s website says “The Climate Summit will be about action…
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September 4, 2014 I Heart Wine: Drinking for Health

A glass of red wine in hand is always great

Bad news for couch-potato drinkers. A new study called “In Vino Veritas” was presented on September 2, 2014 at the ESC Congress by Prof Milos Taborsky of the Czech Republic. This study showed that though wine DOES protect against cardiovascular disease, it only works if you exercise. The theory of heart-healthy wine consumption has been…
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August 14, 2014 FAQ: Biodiesel Fuel Surcharge on Yosemite Tours

Dogpatch Biofuels Station

Q. WHAT’S YOUR “FUEL SURCHARGE” ALL ABOUT? WHY DO YOU CHARGE IT? A. Incredible Adventures uses a petroleum-free biofuel fuel. This this isn’t yet common in the industry and isn’t directly influenced by gas prices, but we’re still at the effect of market prices for our fuel, and sometimes even subject to limited supply. The…
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July 14, 2014 Let’s Talk About Greenwashing

Eco Friendly Van

GREEN. You’ve seen it in the news, in advertisements, on the television, and in your local stores. With the mainstream media *finally* recognizing the devastating effects of global warming and conscious consumers demanding change, being green is “cool” these days and everyone’s jumping on-board. Corporate “greenwashing” is rampant. You may see the words  “Sustainable”, “Eco-Conscious”,…
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