Wanderlust

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


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, […]

Project We Love: Wild Times by Susan Robb

When you have a friend hiking the Pacific Crest Trail—those 2650 miles from the Mexico-California border to the Washington-Canada border that cross 26 national forests, seven national parks, five state parks, and three national monuments—you assume their email account will be dormant for six months and they’ll be fairly impossible to reach, but you look forward to hearing all about their […]

Carlsbad Confidential: The Bats

Every fall, thousands of visitors pour into Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. And, every autumn night, thousands of bats pour out. I sat down with Dr. Ken Geluso, biologist and author of Bats of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, to get the low-down on these high-flyers.