Sam McManis

June 8, 2014

Discoveries: You don’t have to take a ‘banya’ lying down; you get soaked, too

In this case, pounding the travel beat means getting pounded with tree branches at a Russian banya.


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Sam McManis has covered travel and recreation at The Sacramento Bee since 2011, criss-crossing California to report on interesting, humorous, unexpected and sometimes truly strange stories. When he's not driving all over the state for work, McManis likes to run on the many mountain trails California boasts. Contact Sam McManis at or 916-321-1145. Twitter: @SamMcManis

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