Wanderlust

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


Our 5 Favorite Travel Finds of the Week

As a travel editor, I spend a lot of time scouring hotel and restaurant reviews, tracking vacation trends, and—I’ll admit—daydreaming about my own next trip. (It’s impossible not to!)

Where to Go This Weekend: Vashon Island, WA

The spirit of the back-to-the-land movement—particularly strong on this Washington island once upon a time—is echoed today in a cornucopia of new island-grown products.

Go Now! This Week’s Your Last Chance to See Modern Art at Alcatraz

I love playing tour guide to friends visiting me in San Francisco: walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, hiking the Lands End Trail, tasting in wine country… But out of all the touristy attractions in the Bay Area, my hands-down favorite is Alcatraz: I love the gardens, the history, the ferry ride out— everything.

River-Rafting Trips Are Still On, Even With Record Drought

I’ll be the first to admit it: Worrying about your weekend plans in the midst of all the big, scary problems posed by California’s drought seems frivolous. (It’s an issue we should and are taking seriously.)