Writer and editor, co-founder of The Statesider US Travel Newsletter. Formerly of Lonely Planet and Airbnb. Travel, food, outdoors, science, sustainability, green tech, climate, nature, botany.
New research shows how plants directly recognize pathogens, and how to help them fight off other attackers.
Michael Gomez grew up eating cassava with his Colombian family. Now he’s editing its genes to make it safe for the world to consume.
If you’ve ever spent too much time on a long flight staring at an in-flight magazine, tracing the arcing lines of a route map, dreaming of the destinations you could potentially fly to, this is the article for you.
Press conferences at the White House tend to occur in predictable locations: The Briefing Room, the Rose Garden, the South Lawn. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter chose a loftier venue: the roof. He didn’t do it for the view over Washington, D.C.; he wanted to show off a brand-new array of 32 solar panels.
California has more than twice as many guitar makers as any other state. That’s good news for guitar players, woodworkers or anyone who’s simply curious to see how things are made, because many of these guitar makers are happy to show you their craft up close, from the traditional art to how California continues to shape the way the world sees and plays guitars.
Why do we feel more adventurous, more outgoing, more like your true selves when we travel? Alex Leviton wonders why we’ve convinced ourselves that we can’t tap into those feelings closer to home.
The places that hit peak beauty at the chilliest times of year are at their best for a short length of time. So grab your parka, embrace the chill and be one of the few to see these rare moments of winter wonder.
In 1864, Gold Rush millionaire Samuel Brannan had train tracks laid up the Napa Valley, in hopes of luring locals and travelers north from San Francisco to his new Calistoga spa resort. At first, his bright idea went over like a bottle of flat champagne.
Looking for the best of both worlds? With these US cities, you can have your cake downtown and eat it too, then work it off on the trail, kayak across the bay or hit the mountain bike — action and adventure are right on the doorstep.
Ready for a botanical adventure you won’t forget? From vast sweeps of color to brief bursts of brilliance, take your pick from these prime flower-spotting destinations across America.
Many rural towns in California once had small Chinatowns; Locke is unique in that it’s nothing but Chinatown.