more about: Southern California

Where to go this weekend: Temecula, CA

Fairy-tale vineyards, farm-to-table eateries, and hot-air balloon adventures elevate this emerging SoCal wine region.

Where to hike this weekend: Palos Verdes tide pools

Just 30 miles from the bustling city of Los Angeles is Palos Verdes–a beachfront town brimming with rolling hills and lush landscapes. If you love hiking, but have trekked to the Griffith Observatory one too many times, then pull out some water-friendly shoes and head over to Abolone Cove Ecological Reserve.

Vacation home rentals, fall camping, ghost towns—and more travel finds

It’s time to plan your weekend! Here with inspiration: our 5 favorite travel finds of the week.

Fall gardening: 4 drought-busting plant combos for a cooler planet

Not to beat a dead lawn, but as summer temperatures were rising after two winters in a row of very low rainfall, the drought was never far from our minds in the West. So we reduced how often we watered our gardens … and lawn-shaming became a sport. But here’s the rub: Not watering our gardens—and allowing them to die—only heats up the […]