Hi! I’m Ted, and I live in San Francisco. Since arriving in the Bay Area decades ago, I have taken dozens, maybe hundreds, of local road trips, which I define as a trip within 200 miles or so of my home, that I can do on the weekend without feeling rushed. You might call these trips weekend getaways, mini-vacations, or staycations.
There is so much to explore in your backyard! Of course, I have traveled to the usual places near San Francisco: the wine country around Napa, Lake Tahoe, the beaches along the coast, and Monterey. But I’m continually amazed at how many fantastic places and attractions are still out there, waiting to be visited.
While San Francisco is blessed to have so many travel options close by, I believe every city has plenty of incredible getaways nearby. It’s just a matter of discovering them.
I started Pekex because I know we’re all busy and don’t have much time to research our options. Our vision is to inspire people to enrich their lives by exploring their nearby world. We want to help you create lifelong memories in your own backyard by providing a wealth of inspirational trip ideas that save you time on travel planning.
Whether you’re traveling for relaxation, entertainment, quality time with your family and friends, you don’t have to go far to have a world-class experience!
About our name
Pekex, pronounced peak-ex or pēkex, is derived from “Peak Experiences.” Peak experiences are those moments beyond your everyday events that create lasting memories.