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Christopher Reynolds

Born and raised in California, Christopher Reynolds has written about travel, the outdoors, arts and culture for the Los Angeles Times since 1990. Since 2009, he has climbed Mayan pyramids, roamed Red Square in a snowstorm, been shushed at the New York Public Library and jumped from the tallest building in Soweto (rope attached). He takes no freebies or press discounts.
Beyond Walker Canyon: 4 places to see the super bloom and wildflowers

Swarms have led to problems at the Lake Elsinore spectacle, but worry not: Carpets of gold are showing in Carrizo monument east of San Luis Obispo. Closer to home: wildflowers in Griffith Park, Santa Catalina and Chino HIlls.

In the land of St. Patrick, celebrating off-season savings in western Ireland

Low prices, uncrowded roads and a different light on the landscape await. But it's also missing a few things. Here's a look at the dollars, cents and scenery.

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