| Mar 14, 2010
At 2 a.m. the coyotes began circling, yipping and howling in the darkness beyond our tepee. I gulped hard and stared at my friend Terry. Were these fearsome beasts poised to attack? Terry just laughed. "Think they'll gnaw us to death?" he asked.
| Feb 7, 2010
Tin House Books: 318 pp., $14.95 paper
I call them papercut writers -- brave souls who just about make us bleed, writing on the edge of what we can stand. A reader is lulled into trotting along to the edge of...
| Feb 13, 2011
A fly landed on my nose, and I wanted to sneeze, but I didn't dare. Muscled masseur Manoli, who had just caked my face with a slime-ball of stinking sludge, warned me not to move a muscle if I wanted this sulfurous mud pack's miraculous properties to...
| Dec 5, 2010
"Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn...
| Jul 25, 2010
THE BEST WAY TO YELLOWSTONE
From LAX, United and Delta offer connecting service (change of planes) to Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, Wyo. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $354. Cody is about 52 miles east of Yellowstone's eastern boundary....
| Aug 15, 2010
It's tough to visit California's Bodie Hills. Although many travelers turn off U.S. Highway 395 in the Eastern Sierra to see the well-known ghost town of the same name, far fewer venture into its rugged backdrop, which has no paved roads, no marked...
| Dec 24, 2009
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The waters at Glen Ivy Hot Springs have beckoned Southern California day-trippers since President Lincoln was in office. Beginning Jan. 1, the day spa in Corona is celebrating 150 years since its founding. Before Burke Williams and others populated...
| Sep 17, 2009
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Shutterbugs of all types are invited to submit photos for the eighth annual Yellowstone Fall Photo Festival, taking place Sept. 30 at Yellowstone National Park. Entries previously restricted to images from Yellowstone can be from any of the nearly 400.......
| Mar 9, 2008
THE BEST WAY
From LAX to Asheville, N.C., Continental, Delta, Northwest and US Airways have connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $418.
WHERE TO STAY
Squire Watkins Inn, 657 Haywood Road, Dillsboro; (800) 586-...
| Mar 9, 2008
These days, helicopters can deposit travelers at places that off-terrain vehicles fear to tread. After viewing killer wildlife on an African safari, you can celebrate with caviar and Champagne in a preassembled tent suite. Close your...
| Mar 16, 2008
TEMESCAL Valley in western Riverside County boasts hot springs and cool winters, big mines and small ranches and -- for the adventurous -- a nudist colony. It's home to a national forest and a famous farm and has enough golf (four upscale courses within a...