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Fitness buffs on Cruz control

Fitness buffs on Cruz control

Gillian Young discovers California’s Santa Cruz the perfect place to keep fit on holidays.
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Healthy campers are California Dreamin'

Healthy campers are California Dreamin'

Writer Karen Asp visits two fitness camps while in California and learns that you can still enjoy yourself while getting in shape while on vacation.
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Fort Bragg is a touch of 'glass'

Fort Bragg is a touch of 'glass'

FORT BRAGG, CA. — In the tree canopy above our campsite, a group of silky black ravens are entertaining us. As the unofficial welcome crew at MacKerricher State Park tucked along the California coast, they are chattering on with their deep-throated croaks and caws. When they make a noise that sounds exactly like crashing bowling pins, we can’t help but smile in wonder.
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Foodies find fun and fitness in Napa

Foodies find fun and fitness in Napa

SAINT HELENA, CA. — Visiting the Napa Valley just weeks after the October 2017 wildfires, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The news stories and footage still haunt me. People lost their lives. Wineries and homes had burned to the ground.
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Sweet Carmel still Beautiful at 100

Sweet Carmel still Beautiful at 100

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, CA. - This quaint coastal enclave, which is celebrating its centennial this year, is a town of many mysteries and quirks.
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Putting on the Ritz at California's Half Moon Bay

Putting on the Ritz at California's Half Moon Bay

HALF MOON BAY, CA - Although a coastal city - located around 35 minutes south of San Francisco - this feels more like a small harbour town with its romantic inns and luxurious resorts, on stretches of stunning sandy beaches where one can dine in or out on farm-fresh produce and freshly caught seafood.
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American Parks Celebrate Important Milestones

American Parks Celebrate Important Milestones

YOSEMITE, CA - How do you sing Happy Birthday to a tree? Lots of people will be doing just that this year as three of America’s most beautiful national parks, all located in California, celebrated important anniversaries in 2015.
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Inside the Streets of San Francisco

Inside the Streets of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Some trips begin before you board the plane. When a San Francisco native recommended Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, I was seduced in advance by his city.
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Lodge at Torrey Pines is San Diego's Oasis of Calm

Lodge at Torrey Pines is San Diego's Oasis of Calm

LA JOLLA, CA - With the hang gliders silhouetted in a sky turned black and orange by the setting sun, and the last of the golfers finishing their rounds on the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course where PGA stars come to play, we begin our walk to where California drops off into the Pacific surf.
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Balboa Park the Centre of Attention in San Diego

Balboa Park the Centre of Attention in San Diego

SAN DIEGO - There’s no better proof than this city’s famed Balboa Park that things do get better as they get older. And at 100, America’s most beautiful urban park never looked better.
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