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California Dreamin' on the Orange County Coast

Picture your daydreams coming true on a 30-mile strip on a day's drive or an hour flight from Oakland.

Best East Bay Bike Rides

We have rounded up our top 11 routes that rock for awesome road biking.

High-rises and Hutongs Define Beijing

Like a bowl of its intensely flavored noodles, Beijing is a tangle of contradictions. Wander the twisting lanes in a few hutongs to feel the timeless pulse of daily life.

The Long and Winding Ramen Road

Ramen restaurants proliferate hereabouts like the bamboo shoots they serve; has the East Bay reached ramen overload?

What’s New in Northwest Berkeley

The long-dowdy San Pablo-Gilman corridor has got it going on these days.

Cafecito Time in Miami Beach

It’s sizzling hot and spine-tinglingly cool.

Big Fun in Big Sur

Getting to “the greatest meeting of land and sea in the world” requires navigating cliff-hugging hairpin bends, but Big Sur is well worth the effort.

Park Street is for Lovers (of Retail and Dining)

For as small and quiet as the Island may seem, Alameda always keeps things fresh on Park Street.

There’s More to Belfast Than Van Morrison

Belfast is on the rise as a travel destination, evidenced by the kind of food-and-cocktail consciousness seldom associated heretofore with the U.K., let alone Northern Ireland.

Marilyn, Martinis, and Muir

Visitors to the charming Contra Costa town can sip stout coffee, browse for antiques, and see where John Muir lived.