Garrick Ramirez

Contributing Writer, Via

Garrick is a writer and photographer based in San Francisco. You can view his work at garrickramirez.com.


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

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

Pull over for the best eats along California's Central Coast.
California Redwood Country Stops and Sights

California Redwood Country Stops and Sights

Find forgotten forests and friendly restaurants in California’s Humboldt County.
Best EV Charging Stations in the West

Best EV Charging Stations in the West

These charging stops are the destination.
A Weekend in San Juan Bautista, California

A Weekend in San Juan Bautista, California

Delight in history and new eats.
Things to Do in Ojai, California

Things to Do in Ojai, California

Slow down and savor the celebrated sunsets in this southern Shangri-La.
12 Fun Things to Do at Home with Kids

12 Fun Things to Do at Home with Kids

Keep kids of all ages busy while you social distance with these activities.
The Best Lakes for Summer Fun in the West

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.
Spring Weekend in 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.
Discover Monterey County’s Under-Explored Santa Lucia Highlands

Discover Monterey County’s Under-Explored Santa Lucia Highlands

The foothills east of the Santa Lucia Mountains offer natural splendor, and eateries worth a detour.
The West's Best City Parks

The West's Best City Parks

Step into nature and let the kids explore at one of these great urban parks around the West.
Is Portland or San Francisco the Better Food City?

Is Portland or San Francisco the Better Food City?

Two restaurant critics go head-to-head over which city is the best food destination.
A Weekend in Carmel, California

A Weekend in Carmel, California

This picture-perfect town delights with some of the finest seascapes in California.
Lake Tahoe Summer Family Vacation Guide

Lake Tahoe Summer Family Vacation Guide

Whether you hike and camp or relax on the beach at the resort, craft an unforgettable family trip to Lake Tahoe.
6 Must-Try Chicken Restaurants in the West

6 Must-Try Chicken Restaurants in the West

Creative chefs are taking chicken seriously—with delicious results.
7 Spots for a Short and Sweet Summer Trip

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.