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9/11/2014

  Though its home to oldest Zinfandel vines in California—and some of the oldest on Earth—it's easy to overlook Amador County's... More»

4/23/2013

From San Francisco, you only have to drive four hours to land on Mars. At least that’s how it will feel when you hit Monitor Pass [Mile Marker 217],... More»

4/23/2013

Road-trippers trapped in weekend-gawker traffic on the Avenue of the Giants will be relieved to know that there is a worthy alternative in Humboldt County (... More»

4/23/2013

There is only one way to improve the classic trip on Highway 1 to Santa Cruz: Ditch the car and bike it. Trailblazers can slip into scenic... More»

4/23/2013

Not all is lost for camping hopefuls idling on those seemingly eternal Yosemite Valley wait lists.... More»

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»