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10/21/2011

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»

10/21/2011

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»

9/26/2011

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»

5/11/2011

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

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

5/1/2011

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»

9/20/2010

Up highway 101 north, past the winding Russian River and Ukiah, past the Avenue of the Giants and their rocket-size trunks, about 15 miles from the... More»

4/23/2010

After reading Patricia Marx’s article in the New Yorker about shopping in Brooklyn (“Borough Haul,” March 8), you might think that... More»

2/4/2008

BIG SUR: $275 AND UP (and up and up) THE BIG SPENDER'S BREAKDOWN: Ventana vs. Post Ranch Unless you've stayed at these two grandes... More»