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Links We Love: Western Beauty

With Earth Day this week we wanted to take some time to appreciate all of the beauty and wonder that surrounds us. Here’s a little love for our great West:

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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:

Links We Love: Better Budget

The word “budget” often causes a cringe, but pinching pennies doesn’t have to be painful.

The Hammock Tree, Perfected

Western farmers are always innovating. Hydroponics, vertical farms, the purple tomato—you name it, they’ve green-thumbed it. They even innovate accidentally, like by raising a forest of poplars perfect for hammock hanging.

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