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4/23/2013

You know that you’re in the capital of chill when you see the local police patrolling on stand-up paddleboards. Such is the state of Donner Lake, the... More»

4/23/2013

Napa may have postcard-worthy verandas, but on your next trip north, consider this: homely farmhouse wineries (many don’t charge tasting fees), a beer... More»

4/23/2013

Selecting the top beach town along Highway 1 is no amateur sport. Choose wrongly, and you can find yourself lost in a sea of fanny packs. But pick correctly... More»

12/19/2012

After last winter’s pathetic excuse for a ski season, a few of the West’s best resorts came up with the... More»

7/3/2012

NORTH Eat: Richard Reddington’s new Redd Wood could just as easily fit in on Valencia Street—with... More»

6/28/2012

Kelsey and Mike Sheofsky’s first date was a camping trip along the Santa Barbara County coast; fittingly, the now-married couple just launched luxe... More»

4/11/2012

The new Inn at the Presidio opened last month, reversing a long history of the park’s rebuffing similar attempts by other hotels. Turns out, it wasn... More»

2/10/2012

On just another day skiing with the boys, Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley, noticed the hot cup of Starbucks steaming from the glove of pro skier JT Holmes,... More»

11/11/2011

If it’s happened once, it’s happened a hundred times: Wandering from winery to winery up Highway 29, you forget about food. Then the munchies... More»

5/2/2011

If I didn’t know better, my view from high atop the Shelf Road bluffs could easily be of the Loire Valley. Instead, it’s Ojai, a small... More»

5/1/2011

For all the outdoor adventuring and camping I’d done, I’d never set foot in a yurt—until I caught wind of a new development at the verdant... More»

5/1/2011

The Pinnacles seem like a legend—could this exotic jumble of minarets, said to be hidden among the rolling hills between Salinas and nowhere, really... More»