Westways | Spring 2023

Overhead view of Royal Caribbean's Navigator cruise ship
Cruise from Southern California

With 3 busy home ports, taking a weeklong vacation or even a quick getaway at sea has never been easier for Southern Californians.

Ask the Traveler

How can I travel with my dog?

Ask the Traveler

Should I go on a solo vacation?

Out and About in SoCal

Discover noteworthy experiences in and beyond Southern California.

My SoCal Life

Driving an ice cream truck teaches a young man about exploration, kindness, and the sweetness of life.


Bon Appétit

Easter-themed gift box with bunny chocolates and eggs
3 SoCal foodie highlights

Bite-size reviews of an ice cream parlor, a casual eatery, and a chocolatier.

Boat-shaped tray with noodles, egg rolls, grilled meat, cucumbers, and more
Bargain Bites 2023

Here’s our annual list of the best cheap eats throughout Southern California.

Orange, white, and purple carrot slices arranged like petals
Delicious carrot dishes

These offerings at 3 restaurants prove that the humble carrot is much more than rabbit food.


Day Trips

Street view of Solvang, including one of the city's famous windmills

This walkable haven boasts new dining options, tasting rooms, boutique shops, and nightlife.

Mural of a palm tree on the side of a building in La Jolla
La Jolla

Natural beauty and a happening restaurant and arts scene make La Jolla ideal for a day trip.

Temecula vineyards

Temecula is compact enough that you can see many of the town’s main attractions in a day.



Car plug-in charger
Drive Smart: Plug-in hybrids

Why you should consider a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Ford F-150 Lightning
Car review: Ford F-150 Lightning

America’s favorite vehicle, now as an EV.

Lexus NX 350h Luxury
Car review: Lexus NX 350h Luxury

Comfort, performance, and efficiency.


Digital Extras

Discover Death Valley

A guide to 20 sights that highlight the region’s striking scenery and pioneer history.

Cruising for all ages

7 reasons why a cruise is the ideal multigenerational family vacation.

Ultimate Southwest road trip

A 12-day route with popular and underrated stops in Arizona, Utah, and Colorado.

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