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Camp Sunset: How to pick the perfect hiking boot

  Finding the right tent. Packing the right clothes. Remembering the sunscreen, bug spray, and (yes) whiskey for that crucial nightcap… A great camping trip starts long before you pull up to your campsite— it’s all about the preparation.

Despite the drought, some lakes are full

Go figure. Although our drought situation here in California is dire, many of the state’s lakes and reservoirs actually have more than enough water in them for your warm-weather recreation needs.

Our 5 favorite travel finds of the week

    Last week, we kicked off a new Westphoria column: our weekly round-up of the Sunset travel team’s 5 favorite discoveries of the week.

National Bookstore Day!

Last May saw the inaugural California Bookstore Day. This year, on May 2, the celebration of the indie bookstore goes national with Independent Bookstore Day —and such institutions as Book Soup (L.A.), the Tattered Cover (Denver), and The King’s English Bookshop (Salt Lake City) are hosting readings, throwing parties, and selling books and gifts made especially for (and only for) that day.