Wanderlust

The landscapes of the West that take our breath away are around every corner.


Top 11 Places to See Holiday Lights in the West

It’s not too late to catch the glorious holiday light displays around the West! Here are 11 of our favorites. Christmas Boat Parade | Newport Beach, CA The Plaza | Santa Fe, NM Christmas Tree Lane, Fig Garden neighborhood | Fresno, CA Lighting of Breckenridge, Breckenridge, CO Christmas Lighting Festival, Leavenworth, WA Chanukah Festival of Lights, Union Square | San […]

This Winter’s First Gotta-Go Destination: Big Sky, MT

Now home to the largest ski resort in the country, Big Sky, Montana kicks off this snow season with a new performing arts center, dogsledding trips, and lots of local brews. Here, writer Stephen Edwards shares his five favorite must-dos. 1. Chutes and lagers Big Sky Resort wasn’t “over the hill” on its 40th anniversary; instead, it bought what was over […]

The Best Northwest’s Island Escape Right Now: Langley, Washington

Late autumn is prime time in the Whidbey Island community of Langley: You’ll have the fir-lined trails, local artisans’ boutiques, and friendly coffeehouses all to yourself. Seattle-based writer Jess Chamberlain created a traveler’s cheat sheet for us. Her five, can’t-miss experiences for Langley day trippers are below. Happy travels!

Where to Find the Prettiest Sunsets in SoCal: Ojai

Taking in the sunset over the Topa Topa Mountains, from Meditation Mount. Photography by Lisa Corson. Ojai’s legendary “pink moment,” when the setting sun casts a scarlet glow across the Topa Topa Mountains (pictured above), is pretty enough to plan a weekend getaway around. We sent writer Jess Chamberlain to this Ventura County village—80 miles northwest of L.A.—to explore. Here below, […]