Travel

Planning a weekend getaway this holiday season? A garden-focused escape might seem an untimely choice, but the verdant Bloedel Reserve located on Bainbridge Island—just a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle, Washington—will change your mind. The 150-acre forest reserve and public gardens are a living tapestry of meadows, water features,...
There is one simple rule when determining your tropical packing essentials: keep it light and laid back. 1. Freenote Cloth Hawaiian men’s shirt, $200, The Stockist, SLC 2. Raen Optics Raleigh men’s sunglasses, $185, The Stockist, SLC 3. The Weekender bag, $200, Fawn Design, fawndesign.com 4. Addie women’s straw hat, $54, GIGI PIP, SLC 5....
Need to get away? At the corner of Belize's Caribbean Coast, laid-back Placencia offers an offbeat escape with lots (or little) to do. Your choice.  If visiting the world’s second largest coral reef wasn’t reason enough to jump on a plane to Belize, then staying in Placencia—“Pleasant Point”—clinched the deal....
  While Phoenix in general remains best known for retirees and snow birds, a new generation is taking up residence in the area, drawn there not for golfing but for art, architecture and design. EXPLORE  
Feature image by Rich Martello. I recently returned from a wonderful anniversary trip to attend the International Balloon Festival, and I'm already planning my next visit.  In Octobers, Albuquerque, NM transforms into the ultimate weekend getaway destination. Sight-See There's lots to see on a stop in Albuquerque, but to get the true...

Travel: Rock Your World

Autumn is the perfect time to head south to scenic Sedona, where mild temps, red rock hikes and a laid-back, artsy vibe put this northern Arizona town on this season’s hit list. EXPLORE Sedona’s scenery is extraordinary. Megawatt red-rock buttes including Cathedral Rock, Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock draw hikers and...
The rising tiny house movement has peaked everyone's curiosity. What is it? Why are people doing it? How does it even work, living in so small a space? Many are interested in minimizing, like those in the tiny house movement, but aren't quite ready to commit to downsizing. For...
From the moment you step off the ferry, in your head, you’re already on the beach, strolling along the harbor and savoring seafood. On this SoCal island, there are many ways to escape. Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden A short stroll up Avalon canyon is a beautifully curated 38-acre desert garden...
Where is everybody? It’s late summer along Oregon’s northern coast, and tourists have headed home. Now’s the time to visit Manzanita, arguably the state’s most charming and unassuming beach town.
Thanks to Conestoga Ranch, there has never been a better time to camp—or for that matter, glamp—at Bear Lake.