Wanderlust

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


The Best and Most Improbable Documentary Ever

My favorite documentary is shot on grainy 16mm film, has a monotone narration, and includes little action—a 52-year-old man builds a tiny cabin in the Alaska wilderness in the late 1960s. And yet, as millions have discovered, the 57-minute film Alone in the Wilderness is completely mesmerizing.

Sunset’s Favorite New Bars of 2014

As 2014 rolls to a close, the staff at Sunset has been looking back on the year that’s passed and celebrating our favorite openings across the West. We tallied the new restaurants we enjoyed most and, now, we’re looking at 2014’s greatest bars, the pubs, cocktail lounges, and breweries most deserving of repeat sipping trips.

Sunset’s Favorite New Restaurants of 2014

Christmas cookies, holiday lights, good excuses to listen to Mariah Carey… Oh, there are many, many things I love about this time of year. But the best part? To me, it’s the flood of year-in-review lists. Yep, I mean it. I hands-down love all those tallies cataloging critics’ favorite books, movies, whatevers of the twelve months prior. They let you feel nostalgic for the year that’s […]

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 […]