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Yosemite Without the Crowds

Kings Canyon is a High Sierra paradise hiding in plain sight.

Spinning Straw Into Semiconductors in Woodside

Forty miles from the East Bay, Woodside is the closest we can come to modern-day fairy tales.

Kings Canyon is Yosemite Without the Crowds

Kings Canyon is a High Sierra paradise hiding in plain sight.

The Trouble With Truffles Is That They’re Hard to Find

The first thing you’ll discover when truffle-hunting is that it’s much easier with a dog.

The Claws of the Land

Crab season opens this month and lasts well into next year, but why let commercial crabbers have all the fun? A short drive north brings you to the quaint fishing town of Bodega Bay, which offers the perfect introduction for amateurs in search of the ultimate locally sourced, organic crab feed.

The Claws of the Land

Crab season opens this month and lasts well into next year, but why let commercial crabbers have all the fun? A short drive north brings you to the quaint fishing town of Bodega Bay, which offers the perfect introduction for amateurs in search of the ultimate locally sourced, organic crab feed.

The Trouble With Truffles Is That They’re Hard to Find

The first thing you’ll discover when truffle-hunting is that it’s much easier with a dog.

Carmel Valley Roots and Attractions

Carmel Valley showcases some of the best of Monterey County—sans coastline, fog, and crowds—all in a 15-mile stretch of country road a few hours’ drive from Oakland. It’ll remind you of Northern California’s cowboy roots, but it’s also home to refined dining and wine tasting.

Detroit As An Oakland Doppelganger

If you tell someone you’re visiting Detroit, they’ll probably ask you why. In fact, its reputation as a hellhole is completely undeserved. It’s a city on the cusp of rebirth as a vital center of local arts, culture, and business—much like Oakland, but a lot cheaper. OK, and with snow.

Detroit As An Oakland Doppelganger

If you tell someone you’re visiting Detroit, they’ll probably ask you why. In fact, its reputation as a hellhole is completely undeserved. It’s a city on the cusp of rebirth as a vital center of local arts, culture, and business—much like Oakland, but a lot cheaper. OK, and with snow.