To escape the boredom of pandemic life, writer Starshine Roshell and her husband, John, hauled a 20-foot Airstream trailer to a Central Coast apple farm. Did their weekend getaway refresh and renew them?
Start the car! These fun drives will satisify your itch to roam through SoCal's most beautiful landscapes.
This 150-year-old park channels San Francisco's soul and welcomes everyone—including art lovers, bison lovers, and more.
Southern California diners have more alfresco options than ever. Check our list of cities that have created new areas for outdoor dining.
Put the oompah in your celebration with tasty takeout and fine craft beers from these top SoCal breweries.
The pandemic didn't stop SoCal AAA members from entering some amazing images for the 2020 Westways photo contest.
These photographs came oh so close to winning prizes in the 2020 Westways Photo Contest, but just missed.
These steps will help you manage and protect smartphone photos and other images, so you can revisit your favorite trips time and again.
A longtime Lassen fan tells us what to see and do in one of California's least-visited national parks.
Head to SoCal farms for fun and the freshest veggies and fruits around.
These 3 classic Southern California routes include beautiful sights and interesting stops.
Whether you track your daily steps or not, you’ll enjoy these 10 SoCal walks.
Sequestered by the lockdown, novelist T.C. Boyle uncovers a world of wildlife and quiet just steps from his home.
These drives take you through miles of scenic highways and the state's diverse landscapes, from deserts and forests to mountains and coastline.
Dreaming of your next outdoor adventure? Get ideas and inspiration for the best ways to explore some of our favorite national parks.
Westways editor and surfer Jim Benning takes his daughter to Costa Rica to learn how to ride the waves.
On these historic railroads, watch soaring trees or verdant vineyards roll by your window from a new angle on the American West.
In these wild and special islands, a writer celebrates a milestone birthday and discovers himself.
Planning to get on a plane? These tips will help you navigate the skies safely.
We asked experts about hotel pandemic precautions. Here's what they said.
Pack these items so that you're prepared for a hotel stay during the coronavirus pandemic.
As you step up your coronavirus-era hygiene, don't forget to include your car.
From the Santa Ynez Valley to San Diego, we’ve tracked down terrific take-away meals for all tastes and budgets.
Many craft breweries offer creative take-out and delivery options, so you can enjoy fine local brews and tasty dishes in your own home.
Check out our list of the best inexpensive restaurants in the region.
Where to find top-notch barbecue in Southern California, from traditional and Southern to Laotian and Filipino.
These 6 eateries elevate south-of-the-border cuisine to new levels.
To satisfy that pizza craving, here are 6 places that dish up excellent pies.
Who gets top bun? Westways' restaurant critics weigh in on restaurants with A1 burgers.
AAA's Southern California restaurant critics share easy-to-follow recipes from their favorite restaurants.
Try New Hampshire food blogger Sarah Kenney’s recipe for warm, gooey cinnamon rolls.
The SoCal native, tough-guy actor, and taco titan shares stories and tasty recipes that you'll love.
Freshen up your holiday baking routine with homemade treats shared by New Hampshire inns.