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.) […]
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?
For our August issue, writer Rachel Levin and photographer Jen Siska hopped in the van with Bay Area country-rock band Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers to get an insider view of how musicians road trip the West — and they picked up lots of helpful tidbits for navigating the backroads and postage stamp-sized towns of our beloved region. Here, we […]