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Country Roads

Several years ago, my mother and I took a leisurely drive to Oroville to see the Buddhist temple there, built during the Civil War. We spent a quiet afternoon at the temple, enchanted with...

The Eastern Slope

When the painter Hans Meyer-Kassel arrived in Nevada in 1937, his native Germany was on the edge of chaos and genocide. In the serene, expansive Carson Valley, where he and his wife, Maria, would...

Not Just Big Trees

Most drives through California’s San Joaquin Valley aren’t joy rides. Southward from Sacramento along Highway 99, it can feel like an endless tunnel of fast-food restaurants, dairy lots, office parks, motels and warehouses.Last summer,...

The California Alps

The world-renowned Alps are a staple on many a bucket list. But the so-called California Alps, which border stunning Hope Valley south of Lake Tahoe, are just as stupendous, and you won’t break the...

Keep Heading North

If you were living in Humboldt County in the early years of the 20th century, chances are you would have met Arthur Benbow. An English immigrant and itinerant salesman who peddled everything from sewing...

On a Mission: Santa Ynez Valley

In the celebrated 2004 film “Sideways,” divorced and depressed writer and wine devotee Miles Raymond takes his former college roommate, Jack Cole, on a road trip through California’s sleepy Santa Ynez Valley. Jack is...

Love for the Lost Sierra

In 1923, when Frank Lloyd Wright was at the pinnacle of his career, he presented designs for a clubhouse to be built at a golf course in Madison, Wisconsin. As with his other groundbreaking...

The Quiet North

The chilly June Friday evening I checked into Highlands Ranch Resort, co-owner Wendy Rehberg cheerfully informed me that I had both good and bad luck. Unfortunately for me, I learned, a long hike in...

Travel: Taking the Waters

The four miles of chalky gravel road that meander alongside Bear Creek and lush hills of wild lupines and golden poppies end at a tan, somewhat foreboding iron gate before you enter WILBUR HOT SPRINGS....

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