Westways | Winter 2023
Tinseltown's iconic hillside sign turns 100 years old this December, having endured decades of ups and downs to become an international star in its own right.
Navigating the social side of Southern California's car-centered communities.
Although today’s speakeasies are perfectly legal, they still bring a sense of nostalgia and mystery.
The open-streets event brings family-friendly festivity to Colombia’s bustling capital every Sunday.
A road trip around the rugged and remote South Island includes pristine rainforests, towering alps, and dramatic fiords.
Lāhainā remains closed, but the rest of Maui is welcoming guests who care for the island in return.
Ireland's pubs and bookstores offer a gateway to explore the best of the country's culture.
Five women set out to fulfill a decades-long dream of trekking in the Swiss Alps.
France’s pastoral Loire Valley, dotted with vineyards and châteaus, is the world capital of chèvre.
Ask the Traveler
Travelers are frequent targets for hackers. An internet security expert shares tips on safeguarding sensitive info like passwords and emails.
These days, renewing your passport takes time, money, flexibility, and even a little luck.
If you or someone you’re traveling with has a physical disability, here’s advice on planning accordingly.
Bon Appétit Restaurant Reviews
This homey restaurant run by SLO native Nate Long serves excellent renditions of classic Italian dishes.
Traditional steakhouse elements combine with eclectic cultural influences and a contemporary attitude.
Husband-and-wife chefs Ray Hayashi and Cynthia Hetlinger draw from their Japanese and Taiwanese roots.
The resort-like atmosphere has retro design, plus a patio with stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains.
Japanese and Italian influences and flavors cross over at this Orange County restaurant.
A high-energy atmosphere backs this San Diego eatery's eclectic menu of mostly regional Mexican cuisine.
These destinations offer plenty of reasons to visit. Here’s a guide for what to do and where to eat.
Funky cafés, street performers, and bodybuilders coexist with designer boutiques and celebrity chefs.
Visitors will find delicious food, breathtaking views, and a perfect beachy vibe all year long.
If you’re a perplexed owner of a newer car, here are suggestions for figuring out all those high-tech features.
There are a few safety and environmental factors you should consider before buying a large EV.
Many cars can send and receive data over the internet. What are the ramifications of this technology?
A standout among the extensive selection of crossover SUVs on the market.
A sporty midsize crossover with good looks and overall strong performance.
7 reasons to consider this relaxing way to explore the Golden State’s vibrant port towns.
For budget-friendly alternatives to Napa and Sonoma, try these down-home destinations and must-visit wineries.
10 things to keep in mind while shopping for a new car, plus recommended models.
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