Coastal charm in Carmel

The rugged coastal mountains of the Monterey region are home to some of the finest wines in California, where winemakers work the land to...

Tahoe joins Aquarium

Tahoe, a juvenile North American river otter, and will make his public debut at the Aquarium of the Bay on Pier 39 in San...

Take a (historical) hike

Hikers can explore the most historically significant square mile in California on Sept. 15 and 16 in the 26th annual Donner Party Hikes. There...

Teton Gravity Research’s trailer for “Roadless”

Teton Gravity Research presents the trailer “Roadless” coming in the fall featuring the Teton Wilderness, one of the largest tracts of protected land in...

The Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the sleepy community of Portola is a true gem: The Western Pacific Railroad Museum. Here you will...

Historic “Teotihuacan” opens at de Young Museum

Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” is the first major U.S. exhibition on Teotihuacan in more than 20 years. The ancient metropolis of...

Lake Tahoe Water Wars, Part III

Known worldwide for its stunning beauty, Lake Tahoe has also been coveted for its clean, precious water. For decades California-based entrepreneurs had gazed longingly...

Lassen Volcanic National Park | In search of bubbly mud

My 3-year-old nephew Anikin is obsessed with hot lava and bubbly mud, as he calls it. He spends a lot of time talking about...

Exploring the Eastern Sierra

Apricot mallows in bloom among the volcanic outcroppings at Alabama Hills. Three-year-old Anikin Allen gets up close with the wildflowers at Death Valley National Park,...

Storybook charm on the coast

Tucked along Highway 1 as you travel down the coast, it would be easy to miss the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The traffic from...