Westways | Spring 2022

The North Trail with Griffith Observatory in the background, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California
Coasting along

An RV road trip in Oregon reveals wonders from forest to sea.

 

 

 

Power trip

Electric vehicles are generating a lot of buzz, but how practical are they and should you start shopping for one?

Up in smoke

As California wildfires intensify in number and scale, outdoor enthusiasts struggle to adapt to the “new normal.”

My SoCal Life

In L.A.’s car culture, what you drive can shift your autobiography.

Ask the Traveler

How do I pick the right all-inclusive resort?

Bon Appétit

Our annual roundup of high-quality, budget-friendly restaurants

Winging it in SoCal

Chicken wings can be so much more than just a game-time snack. These places are giving wings a tasty global spin.

Smart Coverage

How to avoid water and electrical problems in your home.

 

Day Trips

Miles to empty dashboard
Manhattan Beach

This South Bay neighborhood is more than a posh suburb—it’s a bona fide SoCal destination.

image of older home
Ojai

This idyllic town feels a world apart from frenetic city life, thanks to its laid-back, artsy vibe and embrace of all things wellness.

person running to stay fit on vacation illustration
Los Angeles' Miracle Mile

The new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is just one reason why it's a good time to visit L.A.'s Miracle Mile. 

 

Auto

Affordable cars

As vehicle prices soar, is it possible to find an affordable new car?

Car dealer add-ons

Car dealers try to sell you extras, a.k.a. voluntary protection products, but are they worth it?

Miles-to-empty Indicators

Are fuel indicators accurate? Here’s what a AAA survey found.

Hybrid trucks

Our automotive experts review the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra hybrids.

 

Digital Extras

Quirky desert art

Road-trippers are flocking to these 5 art installations around Palm Springs.

10 great Hawai‘i hikes

A local's guide to some of the prettiest waterfall hikes on the Islands.

On the Oxnard Taco Trail

Tickle your taste buds with our guide to the best taquerias in town.