Wanderlust

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


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.

Hiking Hack: How Duct Tape Saved My Sole(s)

Those who know me, know that I am thrifty. I still rock t-shirts from college, shorts from high school, and sunglasses from the 1980s. (No, they’re not vintage. They’re just old.) But I really outdo myself in the shoe department. From sneakers to slippers, high heels to high tops, I wear my shoes until they fall apart. Before last weekend, […]

Your New Favorite Wine-Country Town: Saratoga, CA

When you think of Northern California wine country, Napa and Sonoma likely spring to mind—but Silicon Valley? Probably not. The tech industry there gets plenty of attention, but its wineries deserve just as much buzz (not to mention the Michelin-starred dining, gorgeous hiking trails, and tranquil Japanese gardens).