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Last year’s wildflowers were spectacular, from Lake Elsinore’s poppies to Anza Borrego’s carpets of desert daisies. This year, the forecast is uncertain.
If you’re planning a cruise this year, here’s what you’ll find: a new ship with a tattoo parlor and another offering hand-rolled cigars; a roller coaster at sea; and a themed cruise inspired by “The Golden Girls.”
Bald eagles and black bears, Alaska cuisine and helicopter flightseeing are among the highlights you’ll experience on Alaska shore excursions.
Along with free rides from select airports, the dispensary chain is offering discounts to holders of same-day boarding passes
Seattle’s traffic is worse than L.A.'s so if you’re going to points north of Sea-Tac, fly into Everett. You’ll save money and time. Plus it’s a great fare.
Ranking the musical thrills and architectural wonders from a coast-to-coast fact-finding mission on music halls, from classical in Cleveland to jazz in New Orleans.
In Canada’s Yukon, the northern lights put on a show. But don’t miss out on the many other opportunities to explore, including by dog sled.
At the mercy of Mother Nature, Mt. Waterman has reopened. Snow is good at the landmark resort in the Angeles National Forest. It will be running on Saturdays and Sundays.
Ski snobs sneer at Mt. Baldy, dinging it for its ma-and-pa amenities and modest number of runs, treating its easy access and affordability as some sort of character flaws. Shame on the snobs. Because this year in particular, Baldy is the best ski deal in California.
WEEKEND ESCAPES
Julian, a San Diego County town, is known for its fall leaves and apple harvest, but what about the rest of the year?
San Juan Capistrano may be the most old-fashioned, slow-rolling holiday getaway in SoCal, with tree lightings, a holiday tea, carolers, more.
A tap room, a taco truck and tide pools in Monterey are good reminders that the simple things are sometimes the best.
Ice skating, dazzling displays — check out the puppies and kittens for adoption in Macy’s windows — a pop-up pedestrian park and decked-out hotel lobbies draw visitors to the city’s always-jumping Union Square.
As my friend Takayo and I drove the 208 miles north to Paso Robles, my imagination went into overdrive in anticipation of the 58,000 fiber-optic flowers that create Bruce Munro’s “Field of Light at Sensorio.”
A look at Santa Fe’s hippest neighborhood, the Railyard District, which has been repurposed and expanded into an invigorating mix of art galleries, restaurants, brew pubs, movie theater and more.
We love the vegan food, but the idyllic setting and chill New Age vibe at Stanford Inn by the Sea lure us back to wander in the organic gardens and mingle with the horses, donkeys and llamas.
Jamestown, in the Sierra foothills, is more than just a historic Gold Rush town. It’s home to the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, which hosts festive Polar Express train rides in November and December.
A long time ago, with a waistline far, far forgotten, I skied and skied and skied at Mt. Bachelor in Bend. Fast-forward three-plus decades and Bend is again my go-to getaway spot, with a new twist.
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