Westways | Fall 2022

Celebrity Flora
Galápagos Cruise

Enchanted voyage

A small-ship expedition cruise to the Galápagos is awash with wildlife encounters—on land and in the sea.




Our Galápagos

The Channel Islands in Southern California offer refuge to their own menagerie of rare and endemic species.

Mixed media

The Orange County Museum of Art will reopen with a splash at its prestigious new cultural address.

My SoCal Life: Seeking harmony across the border

A journalist experiences the mayhem and the music of Tijuana.

Things to do in SoCal

Check out our list of fairs, festivals, events, and other things to do in Southern California.

Smart Coverage: Why young adults should buy life insurance

Your 20s or early 30s are often the ideal time to purchase life insurance.

Ask the Traveler: Going green

Companies are helping you to travel more sustainably.

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.


Bon Appétit

Boyle Heights: X’Tiosu Kitchen

Since 2017, brothers Ignacio and Felipe Santiago have been offering their twist on this cultural exchange at their Lebanese/Oaxacan restaurant.

Temple City: Bistro Na’s

A sophisticated Chinese restaurant honored with a coveted star.

Santa Barbara: Bossie's Kitchen

A neighborhood favorite with a farmers market-driven menu.

Temecula: Inka Peruvian Cuisine

A taste of Peru in the Coachella Valley.

Hanuman Crying Tiger
Newport Beach: Bouillon

Classic French food served in a casual and festive setting.

Market on 8th
North Park: Grand Ole BBQ y Asado

The newly renovated North Park location brings a slice of Austin to San Diego.

Girl Goat Hamachi Crudo
The Dish: Vegan fried 'chicken' sandwiches

Three local spots serving vegan chicken sandos that even carnivores can get behind.


Day trips

La Jolla

La Jolla is tailor-made for a day trip with its natural beauty, energetic vibe, and happening restaurant and arts scene.

Manhattan Beach

Adventurous chefs are making this L.A. neighborhood trendy again.

Meditation Mount Ojai
Manhattan Beach

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.



Long-term car loans
Wax on, wax off

You can make your car look amazing, even in a drought.

Ford Bronco Badlands
Car review: Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T Autobahn

A fun yet realistic daily driver.

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

Everything’s just beachy

A day-trip guide to 4 popular SoCal beach towns, including an itinerary created especially for dogs.

Fun, fresh Catalina

New or reimagined activities, restaurants, and hotels have reinvigorated this island getaway.

Herd and seen in Nevada

An equine aficionado has a rare opportunity to observe wild horses on the Western Range.