Westways | Summer 2022

London Eye over Thames River
Destination: England

London calling

In search of nostalgia and surprise on a return trip to England's enduring capital.

 

 

 

A tall order

Can a stay among the redwoods of Humboldt County help a family disconnect from tech?

Rock of ages

The new Yosemite Climbing Museum aims to preserve the history of climbing.

My SoCal Life: The Accidental Ghostwriter

She moved to Los Angeles to pen stories. Then came the plot twist.

Things to do in SoCal this summer

Check out Westways' list of fairs, festivals, and other activities.

Why you need rental reimbursement coverage

If you depend on your car for daily activities, rental car coverage might be a wise move. Here’s what you need to know.

Ask the Traveler: New travel risks

Worried about getting sick abroad? These tips will ease your mind

Ask the Traveler: Facing anxiety

If you're anxious about an upcoming trip, you’re in good company.

Ask the Traveler: Going green

Tour companies around the world are helping you to travel more sustainably.

 

Bon Appétit

Downtown L.A.: Yangban Society

A tasty, creative melding of California and Korean cuisines.

Pasadena: Bacchus' Kitchen

An approachable neighborhood spot.

Solvang: Coast Range & Vaquero Bar

This restaurant evokes a sophisticated big-city steakhouse.

Temecula: Bottega Italia

A bustling bistro that satisfies cravings for delicious Italian.

Hanuman Crying Tiger
Costa Mesa: Hanuman

A Thai restaurant that wows your taste buds.

Market on 8th
National City: Market on 8th

Eat globally at this San Diego–area food hall.

Girl Goat Hamachi Crudo
The Dish: Crudo

3 SoCal restaurants that serve up cooling, creative crudo.

 

Day trips

Chinatown
Los Angeles' Chinatown

Adventurous chefs are making this historic neighborhood trendy again.

Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach

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

Meditation Mount Ojai
Ojai

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

 

Auto

Long-term car loans
Long-term car loans

Weighing the pros and cons of a long-term car loan.

Ford Bronco Badlands
Car review: Ford Bronco Badlands

This SUV joins the few with serious off-road chops.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve
Car review: Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve

A luxury SUV that has glitz as well as off-road cred.

 

Digital extras

Route 66 eats

A road-tripper's top food choices along the old Mother Road, from doughnut shops to diners.

Central Coast road trip

10 cool things to do along spectacular Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo Counthy.

Exploring Oregon

Checking out charming seaside towns, parks, and beaches along the northern Oregon coast.