California

Tips and Articles in California

“You know what?” my brother Steve says to me as we speed north along Highway 395. “I am not even sure I ever really looked out the car windows when we were kids.” Steve and I are heading into a part of California that we think we know because we ...
This is a tale of two deserts: one as glittering and artificial as a futuristic theme park, the other as spare and elemental as boulders and cactus. It’s roughly a 32-mile journey north from Palm Springs, the Midcentury Modern center of Southern C...
It is a glorious morning, and Vivaldi is blasting from my car radio as I cross the Golden Gate Bridge. Not only is this oxblood-red span an architectural wonder, but it leads to some of my favorite places: the pastoral wine country of Sonoma Count...
Sustainability Sustainable Design: SFO Terminal 2, San Francisco As the only LEED Gold–registered terminal in the United States, San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 2 sets a bold benchmark for airport sustainability—without compromisi...
California Dream “Malibu: California Beach Getaway” nails the subtle alchemy that makes Malibu one of the most storied yet least understood high-profile towns in America. Malibu is as much a lifestyle and emotion as it is a fantastic community. —...
Food: O’Hare installed 28 beehives on unused land and expects to harvest 700 pounds of honey this year; soon you’ll find it at O’Hare and Midway. Look for Taste of Pat LaFrieda—which uses ingredients from New York’s king of ground beef—as well as ...
The 1970’s The traveler’s map sure looked different in T+L’s first decade. Future hot spots like Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, and Saigon were still well beyond the pale, but Americans were heading to Burma, to Iran (then booming under the shah), and...
Since 2005, Burgundy-born Gilles de Chambure, director of wine education at Napa’s Meadowood resort, has arranged vineyard visits and tastings for guests and nonguests alike. Arrive during the fall harvest or in early spring for fewer crowds, and ...
The house on Doheny Road in Beverly Hills is barely visible from the street. But beyond the high wooden gates and the even higher, immaculately manicured hedge, you can catch a glimpse of pink walls topped by a Spanish-tiled roof. Somewhere in the...
A Culinary Retreat: Columbia County, New York (2 1/2 hours from New York City) Everyone knows the Catskills, but neighboring Columbia County is the latest Green Acres idyll: Think picture-perfect hamlets and a decidedly citified food scene. Stay...
The Trip Your first day in Big Sur will likely end with a sunset so beautiful it stops all conversation. Two hours south of San Francisco, you’ll stand with a full view of the Pacific stretched out in front of you, the waves crashing a thousand f...
Adam Tihany knows the inside of his suitcase better than the inside of his Manhattan apartment. The hotel and restaurant designer travels constantly for work, for pleasure, and to discover new places to eat. Fortunately, some of his latest project...
When residents of Venice say they are AWOL, they’re not talking about their military whereabouts. In their case AWOL stands for Always West of Lincoln, meaning Lincoln Boulevard, the street that divides this bohemian neighborhood from the rest of ...
When San Francisco ad executive John Porter started planning his annual vacation in 2005, he knew he wanted something different. A seasoned traveler, Porter had already stayed in swanky resorts and explored exotic destinations around the globe—all...
WHEN THEIR VOLLEYS NEED SHARPENING OR THEIR SECOND SERVE DROOPS A BIT, the top players in the world go back to school, often high-tech tennis compounds overseen by doting, driving professors of the net. Whether you're a novice or a club player, yo...