Eric Smillie

Contributing Writer, Via

How to Remove a Bumper Sticker

How to Remove a Bumper Sticker

An expert provides steps for removing adhesives from your car.
14 Fantastic Bike Paths in the West

14 Fantastic Bike Paths in the West

Take a leisurely bike ride on these beautiful paths in the West.
Beach Weekend in Capitola, California

Beach Weekend in Capitola, California

A charming coastal town near Santa Cruz offers shopping, sunshine, and dining with a view.
How to Safely and Legally Share the Road with Cyclists

How to Safely and Legally Share the Road with Cyclists

Drivers need to be especially cautious around cyclists. Here's how best to share the road.
Berkeley, California: 5 Things We Love

Berkeley, California: 5 Things We Love

A visit to Berkeley soon reveals that is nearly impossible to pin this university town down.
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

A stretch along California's Mendocino coast is one of North America's richest upwelling zones.
Craft Cocktails in Santa Cruz, California

Craft Cocktails in Santa Cruz, California

The friendly beach town offers craft cocktails, modern chic, cozy lounges, and a tiki bar.
Bayside Beauty in Sausalito, CA

Bayside Beauty in Sausalito, CA

North of San Francisco, this small town is a beacon for foodies, artists, and kayakers.
California's Spin on Indian Food

California's Spin on Indian Food

A new wave of restaurants is turning out delicious dishes that celebrate the cuisine of India.
8 Best Brewery Tours in the West

8 Best Brewery Tours in the West

Tours at top microbreweries in the West offer a peek behind the scenes—and samples, too.
Best Gourmet Donuts in the West

Best Gourmet Donuts in the West

Try unique varieties of donuts in a range of flavors in California; Oregon; Nevada; and beyond.
Santa Cruz, California: Fun on the Boardwalk and Beyond

Santa Cruz, California: Fun on the Boardwalk and Beyond

Oceanside fun, tasty eats, and California history converge in Santa Cruz.
Midtown Sacramento Weekend Trip

Midtown Sacramento Weekend Trip

The thriving neighborhood features historic houses, one-of-a-kind shops, and good eats.
The Big Island: Hilo, Hawaii

The Big Island: Hilo, Hawaii

On Hawaii's Big Island, visitors find a low-key town, tropical splendor, and an active volcano.
Bay Area Hikes With Great Payoffs

Bay Area Hikes With Great Payoffs

Take these 8 trails to see birds and elephant seals, stunning waterfalls, and towering redwoods.