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7 perfect cruises for a multi-generational family trip

7 perfect cruises for a multi-generational family trip Family reunions are made easy on the Explorer of the Seas, which offers more to do than

Travel planner

Travel planner Autumn in Arizona WHERE: Access West Fork and Thomas Point trailheads from Call of the Canyon picnic area, 10 miles north of Sedona

The other Sierra

The other Sierra LODGING From aspen-fringed campsites to rustic cabins to luxurious lakeside inns, the Eastern Sierra has many scenic lodging options. The Mammoth Ranger

To Market, to Market

To Market, to Market Market Street is San Francisco’s grand boulevard. It links a briefcase-toting lawyer at Justin Herman Plaza to tourists waiting for the

Vital Stats

Vital Stats More about Del Mar: A winner by the sea POPULATION: 4,389 (2000 census) MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $945,000 AVERAGE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION: About 13 inches

Santa Maria Barbecue

Santa Maria Barbecue The West’s Best BBQ While issues of sauce and smoke ignite arguments across the South, there’s a Western tradition that inspires as

Gotta getta alpaca

Gotta getta alpaca “How many of you are current alpaca owners?” Mike Safley asks. There are 30 of us here at Safley’s Northwest Alpacas Ranch

Western Wanderings: Peace on earth

Western Wanderings: Peace on earth The minute I sign up for my beginning meditation course, Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human, I

30 places to welcome spring

30 places to welcome spring Even if you’ve been to Yosemite a thousand times, visit in spring and it feels like the first time all

20 ultimate fantasy towns

20 ultimate fantasy towns Pick your paradise: woodsy, tropical, wine country, or Pacific Rim. Here are the 20 best places that prove a big move

San Juan essentials

San Juan essentials Islands of Delight: A visit to Washington’s San Juan Islands San Juan forays usually begin at the Washington State Ferry terminal in

Islands of delight

Islands of delight Normal, satisfied, well-balanced people visit the San Juan Islands all the time, but they don’t usually decide to stay. If they do,

Juan de Fuca Strait travel planner

Juan de Fuca Strait travel planner Linger along Washington’s Strait of Juan de Fuca WHERE: State 112 begins 8 miles west of Port Angeles off

Visit Japan in California

Visit Japan in California Satisfy a craving for ramen, shabu-shabu, or yakitori with a trip to the Sawtelle area of West Los Angeles. Once known

Royalty, Chinatown, and movies on the beach

Royalty, Chinatown, and movies on the beach Lisa and I had breakfast at the beachfront Starbucks on the corner of Kapahulu and Kalakaua Avenues. Lisa

Las Vegas drinks

Las Vegas drinks Almost 300,000 people finish one year and start the next on the Las Vegas Strip. Maybe they come for Celine. Maybe they

6 fun Fourth of July parades

6 fun Fourth of July parades The town’s 113-year-old parade draws 300,000 people to its 2.5-mile long route full of miniature horses, marching bands, stallions,

6 worthwhile stops on the way to Burning Man

6 worthwhile stops on the way to Burning Man The Sierra are full of beginner-friendly as well as expert granite routes with stunning views of

Autumn cottonwood hikes

Autumn cottonwood hikes Bosque trails are accessible year-round, but fall, with its glorious color, may be the best season to appreciate the forest. Temperatures through

Humboldt Bay Travel Planner

Humboldt Bay Travel Planner Eureka is off U.S. 101, about a 5 1/2-hour drive north of San Francisco. For additional travel information, contact the Humboldt