Recreating the fish tacos he ate for breakfast in Baja California takes this writer back to his hot, dusty 1,000-mile cycle down the peninsula
Tag Archives: California
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
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
The California drought is officially over, but next could be ‘around the corner’
Governor announces end to the historic drought, yet water conservation is far from finished as state tries to build climate change resilience
The best of Los Angeles
A Pacific coast cycle to Malibu, unspoilt Catalina island and a visit to an 18th-century Spanish mission belie the view of LA being all about movie studios and freeway traffic
Expect to see more emergencies like Oroville Dam in a hotter world
Scientists predicted decades ago that climate change would add stress to water management systems like Oroville Dam
Breathless in Bakersfield: is the worst air pollution in the US about to get worse?
In California’s Central Valley emissions from oil refineries and agriculture make Bakersfield America’s most air-polluted city. Activists fear the Trump administration could undo small but steady improvements
Fatbiking in California: could the cycling trend be as big as snowboarding?
Fatbiking is booming, with more and more ski resorts introducing the sport, including Tahoe Donner in the Sierra Nevada where our writer tries it out
La La Land locations: 10 of the best to visit in Los Angeles
Shot in more than 40 locations in LA, the musical La La Land is ‘a love letter to the city’, according to its producer.