Wanderlust

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


Los Alamos, CA: Editor’s wine picks

A recent travel article on Los Alamos, CA—a wine-country town fifty miles north of Santa Barbara—left us wishing we could sample some of the region’s great wines from afar. Our wine editor, Sara Schneider, held a taste test at the office, and we selected our favorites—four bottles you can buy across the West. If you can’t get to Los Alamos, sipping these is the next best thing. Here are four bottles we love from that region:

Editors’ Airbnb Wish List

As a travel editor, a big part of my job is scouting out a destination’s best restaurants, boutiques, dive bars, antique stores, accommodations… you-name-its. Work of this kind, inevitably, leads to a fair amount of wanderlust and—I readily admit—daydreaming.

Sneak Peek: #TheNatureCure story preview

A few weeks ago staff photographer Tom Story and I spent two days in the lush forest around Northern California’s Mount Tamalpais. We were documenting a “field trip” of Juniper Ridge—the self-professed “nature freaks” known for their place-scented products like “Big Sur Backpakers Cologne” and “Siskiou Cabin Spray.”  (Their tagline is “Mountains in a Bottle” and that’s no marketing gimmick.) […]

Non-Traditional Valentine’s Day Dates

One of the best parts about living in the West is the endless opportunities for adventures, which makes my ideal nontraditional Valentine’s date a toss up between an afternoon kayaking on the Tomales Bay or catching an ‘80s cover band concert in San Francisco. With so many things for us to choose from, why not spice things up a bit this year?