Monarch Dunes for the Day

A nearby golf getaway that includes a fine spa. Read story.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vacation Rental Trend
Takes Root in Santa Barbara

Austin-based TurnKey expands to the South Coast market. Read story.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Spokane and the Davenport

Spokane is one of the oldest cities in the West, and with more than $3.5 billion spent, it has emerged as a model for downtown redevelopment. Read story.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Close Escapes in S.L.O. County

Two days of adventure and beauty in Cambria, Pismo, and Santa Margarita. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

On the Beach Laguna Style

Laguna is a prototypical beach town, complete with great spots to access the beach, dolphin- and whale-watching packages, and a full-blown art scene. Read story.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Flathead Lake

The crown jewel of scenic Montana is Glacier National Park, but nearby Flathead Lake is equally captivating. Read story.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Gateway to San Diego

Del Mar and La Jolla offer beaches and horse racing — and golf, of course. Read story.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Travel: Stonepine Estate

There is a retreat up the coast that evokes the era of the Roaring ’20s. It’s a manor house deep in Carmel Valley called Stonepine. Read story.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Chicago for Culture

I have to agree with Sinatra and found Chicago to be “My Kind of Town,” as well. Read story.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cambodian Communities in Exile

Santa Barbara residents Kellie Kreiss and Robb Klassen document land disputes and violent evictions in Phnom Penh. Read story.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Getty via Riviera Country Club

The Getty Museum is a must for culture seekers, and the nearby Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades can provide a quiet respite afterward. Read story.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Warmer Golf in Early Spring

Seventy- to 80-degree days of golf can be found these days within an hour’s drive in the Ojai Valley. Read story.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Travel: Going Car-Free in L.A.

Recently, my wife and I drove south to the Westwood/Beverly Hills area to enjoy one of the “car free” packages offered by the Kimpton Hotel chain, which owns S.B.’s Canary Hotel. Read story.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Our First Family Junket

Exploring San Diego County for a week with two young kids. Read story.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Like Santa Barbara in the Land Down Under

Is there life after Santa Barbara? Ray Navis finds two places in Australia that remind of our home town. Read story.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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