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Relaxing in your room’s private plunge pool at Capella Pedregal, a relatively new resort on the tip of Baja, feels like lounging at the edge of the... More»


On a winter’s drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, the scenic asphalt ribbon that spools north from Vancouver into Canada’s Coast Range, the... More»


The rain comes down sideways up here. Dark skies blend seamlessly with the sea, and giant waves consume black rocks in bursts of white. It’s easy to... More»


At last, a functional city for the urban minimalist. If you like to catch a plane, hop on a metro, arrive at a hotel, toss your bag on the bed, and... More»


There’s no road connecting the base of Sunshine Mountain to the boutique ski lodge 2,500 feet up. Instead, a gondola whisks you above the pines as you... More»


It’s six o’clock on a Tuesday morning, and Sam Mogannam is running up 22nd Street with a friend. The hill is steep, but that doesn’t seem... More»


Food carts on every corner, housecured bacon on the menus, bearded bartenders, baristas with attitude—a Bay Area girl can feel right at... More»


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»


I miss the coastal weekends of my childhood—small inns without phones, empty beaches, long walks in the woods—which was exactly... More»


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»


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»


The fresh-out-of-the-water oysters and salt air of Tomales Bay are rarely enough to lure me an hour’s drive north, since our own bay is just a stone... More»