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Travel: Taking the Waters Travel: Taking the Waters

The  four miles of chalky gravel road that meander alongside Bear Creek and lush hills of wild lupines and golden...

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2016 by Elizabeth Zach
Travel: Backroads Getaways Travel: Backroads Getaways

Northern California’s big highways traverse hills and valleys, run along beachy blue coastline and bisect...

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016 By Krista Minard
Head ’Em Up, Move ’Em Out Head ’Em Up, Move ’Em Out

Randy Bell, head wrangler, looks out from beneath the brim of his cowboy hat, gives his handlebar mustache a tweak, and...

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 By Janet Fullwood
Travel: Work at the Beach Travel: Work at the Beach

Five of us are having dinner at Bantam, a popular and buzzed-about Italian restaurant in Santa Cruz’s west-side...

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 by Anna Quinlan
Travel: Fire and Wine Travel: Fire and Wine

As  my car buzzed around a bend in the forest road, the late-afternoon sunshine dimmed and ashes drifted across the...

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 By Krista Minard
Dream Weekends Dream Weekends

You work too hard. Put it aside for a weekend—a long one—and curl up inside one of these lovely places,...

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015 by Krista Minard
Take a Drive: Pyramid Lake Take a Drive: Pyramid Lake

Cue the lonely desert music from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” The drive from Reno to Pyramid Lake takes...

Posted on Monday, July 6, 2015 Krista Minard
West Sonoma Splendor West Sonoma Splendor

WEST COUNTY, THAT'S WHAT THE LOCALS CALL IT , the patch of Sonoma that encompasses the city of Sebastopol, the...

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015 By Krista Minard
Reno Calling Reno Calling

We see the billboards all around Sacramento for Reno’s casinos—big winnings, bargain buffets, glitzy shows,...

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 By Krista Minard
Golf Getaway Golf Getaway

The bay, the ocean, the forest and the greens combine to make the Monterey peninsula one of the finest golf destinations...

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Krista Minard
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