San Luis Obispo, California: America’s happy valley

This historic college town between California’s mountains and its rugged Pacific coast seems to have it all. No wonder Oprah raves about it

Weed and wine tours in California

With recreational use becoming legal in January 2018, visitors to the state can join trips matching cannabis with the more established grape-based legal high of the region

Dome and the ranch: California’s Joshua Tree national park – in pictures

Robert Hull explores the Mojave desert at its wild and weird best via Instagram

Big Sur, California’s most scenic coast, reopens – to hikers only

The picturesque highway from San Francisco to LA was battered by floods last winter, but an emergency walking route for residents is now a tempting trail for hikers too