Born and raised in California, Christopher Reynolds has written about travel, the outdoors, arts and culture for the Los Angeles Times since 1990. Since 2015, Reynolds has kayaked in Canada; surfed in San Diego; snorkeled in American Samoa; floated in Xochimilco; climbed the hills of Dingle; swallowed twitching seafood in Seoul; and found his family in the ledger book at Ellis Island. He takes no freebies or press discounts.
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As the temporary lake evaporates, other parts of Death Valley National Park are reopening. Here’s the latest for those visiting this winter.
Dec. 4, 2023
Born in the late 19th century as a woodsy haven for bohemian types, Carmel is filled with beauty and luxury. But you don’t have to be wealthy to enjoy a lot of this seaside village.
Nov. 22, 2023
No. 1 on the list? Pismo State Beach. Its North Beach Campground has 103 campsites.
Nov. 20, 2023
Ticketed travelers suddenly have the freedom to roam all nine terminals. So, what should you do, see and eat?
Nov. 15, 2023
Whether you’re soaking in hot springs or sipping a cocktail, these adventures will leave a deeper impression than any holiday gift card could.
Nov. 1, 2023
A hand-shaped candle? An umbrella hat? Blue soda? These are the gifts you never knew you needed. Yet you will be tempted to keep a few.
Nov. 1, 2023
Two months after a storm that dropped a year’s rainfall in a single day, visitors to the national park are encountering a a strange place made stranger — and more majestic.
Oct. 20, 2023
Death Valley will reopen access to Furnace Creek, the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Zabriskie Point and Dante’s View, and Badwater. But many roads will be closed.
Oct. 3, 2023
Here’s how to get there and how to get the best rates.
Sept. 22, 2023