Garrick Ramirez

Contributing Writer, Via

Devil's Slide Trail on a sunny day along a portion of Highway 1 south of Pacifica

Beautiful Beginner Hikes in Northern California

Start off with gorgeous winter hikes that keep you active without wearing you out.
Disneyland's "It's a Small World" Holiday ride decked out in thousands of lights for the holidays.

What’s New at Disneyland for the Holidays This Year

Plus get tips on when to go and how to save money on your trip.
Burney Falls in McArthur Memorial Park, California.

7 Hidden Gems in the West's State Parks

These extraordinary natural wonders might surprise you.
Fall foliage along Eklutna Lake in Chugach State Park in Southcentral Alaska.

9 Best Lakes to Visit in Fall

Find solitude and autumn color at these waterside spots.
view of the unique rock formations in Lake Powell, Utah

The Best Lakes for Summer Fun in the West

For a day at the beach, head inland! Discover scenic lakes with sandy shores and water activities.
tide pools framed by iceplant in Pescadero, California

Top Things to Do in Pescadero, California

Just south of San Francisco, Pescadero offers a chance to slow down and savor local fare.
Mendocino Coast Indian paintbrush overlooking the ocean at Navarro Point.

3 Scenic Spring Hikes in Mendocino County

The region is always a hit with nature lovers, but it's particularly spectacular in spring.
picture of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk at sunset

7 Spots for a Short and Sweet Summer Trip

Enjoy the sunshine—or beat the heat—with a few days away in one of these summer-fun destinations.
Bixby Bridge at sunset along California's Highway 1 coastal highway, image

Where to Eat Along the California Coast from Big Sur to Monterey

Pull over for the best eats along California's Central Coast.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park Avenue of the Giants road

California Redwood Country Stops and Sights

Find forgotten forests and friendly restaurants in California’s Humboldt County.
Tesla charging at Hendy Woods State Park.

Best EV Charging Stations in the West

These charging stops are the destination.
A display outside Artsy Chica Boutique in San Juan Boutista, CA.

A Weekend in San Juan Bautista, California

Delight in history and new eats.
East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, California.

Things to Do in Ojai, California

Slow down and savor the celebrated sunsets in this southern Shangri-La.
A young son and his dad wash carrots before cooking together.

12 Fun Things to Do at Home with Kids

Keep kids of all ages busy while you social distance with these activities.
a tailing wheel at the kennedy gold mine near sutter creek, california

Spring Weekend in Sutter Creek, California

Want a quick getaway for spring break? Try Sutter Creek along Gold Country's Highway 49.