Celebrating America’s Melting Pot

To celebrate Independence Day, here are some vibrant, living destinations from sea to shining sea where you can experience firsthand the diversity of America’s melting pot.

San Francisco’s Gay and Lesbian Nightlife

San Francisco’s gay nightlife has earned a worldwide rep for both the quantity and quality of options. While the City’s queer bars and clubs cater more to gay men than to lesbians, there’s plenty of space available for partiers of all persuasions.

The Best of Napa & Sonoma

Visiting California Wine Country can be a dizzying proposition, and that’s even before the first bottle has been opened. Here are suggestions for one- or two-day trips that make the most of Napa and Sonoma.

Anacapa Island: A Stunning Day Trip

If you only have half a day to have your mind blown by the remote majesty of the Channel Islands, take a trip to Anacapa Island. Author Stuart Thornton shares information about how to get there and what to see.

Explore Santa Cruz Island’s Sea Caves

Santa Cruz Island is the largest island within Channel Islands National Park, and the island’s most breathing features are the sea caves that riddle the coastline and can be explored by kayak. Here is some helpful advice on planning your kayaking adventure.