The French mountains are a beautiful blend of wilderness and centuries-old culture, and a tourist’s first sight of the Pyrenees can be unforgettable: They emerge from the summer haze like a bank of thunderclouds, assuming the stature of real mountains as canyons, ridges, and snowpack resembling an alpinist’s dreamland.
The country’s unheralded, European South is more than beaches, rainforests, and Carnival.
San Diego’s charms can disarm even the crankiest among us, putting many a northerner at home in its revitalized downtown.
Scratch the surface of what Sevierville and Sevier County, Tenn., has to offer to discover some amazing spots where you can commune with nature and come face-to-face with a variety of creatures both great and small.
Guerneville and others are rich in resorts, redwoods and rainbow flags.
Los Angeles city still offers opportunities for 1920s-esque romance and pampering and its dining, cocktail, and fashion scenes are stronger than ever.
While Winters has always been worth a detour, thanks to a few blocks of well-preserved 19th-century commercial buildings, it's enjoying a renaissance as a destination for good eating.
Amador County, a 2 1/2-hour drive from Oakland, encompasses a handful of small and smaller towns, but boasts an incredible history.
That sleepy, backwoodsy Paso Robles you might remember from some long-ago visit is worth another look.
Picture your daydreams coming true on a 30-mile strip on a day's drive or an hour flight from Oakland.