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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»

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»