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Relying on satellites instead of good old-fashioned maps to find your way around California wine country or to locate the Uffizi in Florence once seemed... Read More

I’ve prepared for my appointment with Mayor Gavin Newsom by stopping at Citizen Cake, a Hayes Valley restaurant where my iced coffee is made with... Read More

Moon Over Manhattan Chip Brown Drive, She Said Elizabeth McCracken Foreign Affairs Gini Alhadeff Eastern Time Peter Hessler Being There Guy Trebay LA... Read More

With the economy still in flux, hotels are continuing to reduce their rates—in some cities by as much as 30 percent. Hotwire.com publishes a monthly... Read More

Back in mid January, a month before the new Ace Hotel & Swim Club, in Palm Springs, officially welcomed its first guest on February 12, the owners... Read More

Life’s a beach for Mariam Ahmadi, 19, a Los Angeles resident of Venice Beach, who enjoys nothing more than easy access to the ocean. "I love living here... Read More

See our list of 20 Great American Beaches. ... Read More

See our slideshow of the 10 Best U.S. Shelling Beaches. ... Read More

Disney's California Adventure, a 55-acre homage to the park's home state, is divided into three sections: Hollywood Pictures Backlot, a quirkily... Read More

It started at a Los Angeles flea market. I was foraging casually through rows of card tables when I spied a book of old postcards: ALONG THE 'LINCOLN... Read More

For spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, and for plenty of other reasons—many of them man-made, thank you very much—the fantasy of a coast-to-coast... Read More

35 There was a time when I could start a fire in the rain, tie a stevedore knot, and chop down a small tree, lash its branches together, and turn it... Read More

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Right about now, you’re checking out your kids’ school calendar and wondering how to transform their week of vacation into fun for the whole family. ... Read More

See our slideshow of America’s Best Secret Neighborhoods. ... Read More

Call it a coming-of-age: several leading children’s museums have recently expanded, all while serving as models of environmental stewardship. Brooklyn... Read More

See our slideshow of Best Resorts for Family Reunions. ... Read More

Q: My girlfriend and I are planning to drive up the California coast later this year. We'll need to rent a car for a week. Can we do that without... Read More

AMERICA'S HEARTLAND: MINNESOTA I am the product of a Minnesota-style mixed marriage: my mother's from St. Paul, while my father hails from Minneapolis.... Read More

San Francisco to Calistoga, California ... Read More

When I was growing up in the 1960’s, Laurel Canyon was simply “the canyon.” It was where my brothers and I climbed steep streets on our bikes and built... Read More

Barreling down Nevada Highway 374 toward Death Valley National Park and a lemon drop of a sun, it occurred to me that the principal allure of the desert... Read More

Before there was William and Kate or even Charles and Di, there was the duke and Duchess of Windsor, who were the media sensation of their day. Now, 73... Read More

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