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Sunset Magazine is a magazine covering western homes, gardens, food and travel (five regional editions). Founded in 1898, it is a monthly publication published by Sunset Publishing Corp. Sunset Magazine subjects include home and gardening as well as travel and tourism. The senior vice president is Kevin Lynch.

Articles from Vol. 222, No. 5, May

50 Places to Pitch Your Tent
The three golden rules for good camping? Location, location, location. Fall in love with camping all over again at these Sunset-vetted favorites, all nestled right next to the West's prettiest rivers, lakes, mountains, sand dunes, and showstopping viewsALASKA1...
50 Places to Pitch Your Tent: The Three Golden Rules for Good Camping? Location, Location, Location. Fall in Love with Camping All over Again at These Sunset-Vetted Favorites, All Nestled Right Next to the West's Prettiest Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Sand Dunes, and Showstopping Views
This summer, it's all about the tent. Here's where to pitch yours and what to bring * SITES 50 spectacular campgrounds, plus insider tips for each one * GEAR The 10 things you really need * FOOD Recipes that'll make mealtime momorable...
Boulder Day Trip NoBo by Bike
Why go now: There's no better place than Boulder to cycle your way into spring. Where to start your rides: NoBo, the northern edge of North Boulder, where great rides and even better coffee come together. Dress code: Pearl Izumi or Descente Athletic...
Follow the Red Rock Road
In tumultuous times, find tranquility in the parks of southern UtahPONDERING YOUR DIMINISHED 401(k)? Or perhaps the house that is worth $5o,ooo less than you paid for it? Ready to call a therapist or, at the very least, reach for the Xanax?Consider hitting...
Fresno's Tower District
Why go now: Bet you didn't know Fresno has a hip indie 'hood brimming with vintage flavor. Check it out this month, while the weather's still welcoming. What you'll find: More than 50 independent record stores, galleries, vintage-clothing shops, and...
Get Gear
Our staff-tested picks for the latest, greatest stuff you need to make your camping trip comfy and funMUST-HAVE PACKING LISTRULE #1 Borrow or rent gear the first few times you go to get a feel for what you'll really use. To that end, here's a list that'll...
Get Gear: Our Staff-Tested Picks for the Latest, Greatest Stuff You Need to Make Your Camping Trip Comfy and Fun
MUST-HAVE PACKING LIST RULE #1 Borrow or rent gear the first few times you go to get a feel for what you'll really use. To that end, here's a list that'll work for a car-camping trip. - Tent - Ground cloth - Sleeping pad - Sleeping bag...
Grassroots Greening
Two bike lanes, 3 miles of green space, and a hundred new friends: how one woman transformed a neighborhoodWHEN GILLIAN GILLETT decided to raise her family in the city, she knew she'd have to make a few compromises. One of the big ones? The large and...
Grassroots Greening: Two Bike Lanes, 3 Miles of Green Space, and a Hundred New Friends: How One Woman Transformed a Neighborhood
WHEN GILLIAN GILLETT decided to raise her family in the city, she knew she'd have to make a few compromises. One of the big ones? The large and relatively affordable house she and husband Jeff Goldberg found in San Francisco happened to be on Guerrero...
Grilled Ahi Citrus Salad
Combine 2 tbsp. each honey and Dijon mustard; rub over 4 ahi tuna* steaks (6 oz. each) and let stand 10 minutes. Cook tuna on an oiled grill over medium heat (350[degrees] to 450[degrees]) until rare, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Slice across the grain...
"I Found It in My Garage!" Give Castoffs a New Lease on Life by Transforming Them into Things You'll Actually Use
After: hallway console HOW WE DID IT We wanted to place the tables side by side and visually unify them as one piece. We removed the drawer handles, lightly sanded all surfaces with sandpaper, and wiped with a damp cloth. Next, we applied one...
Mountain: Editor's Picks
ESTES PARK, COWine and cheese in the wildernessEstes Park has never been known for its food (saltwater taffy doesn't count), but now you can spend the day in Rocky Mountain National Park without sacrificing your gourmet tastes. Just a few miles from...
One-Click Home Design
So ... now's probably not the best time for a move. Or a costly home makeover. Enter e-decorating, a service where you can get professional design help at a fraction of the cost of a traditional decorator. Three designers get us up to speed. Vanessa...
Roughing It Easy
A New Mexico "drop camp" trip gives you wilderness without the workThe rising sun tipped the jagged hills behind our campsite in the Gila Wilderness with the lightest pink. The effect was odd but beguiling, like seeing a craggy-faced old cowboy in a...
Roughing It Easy: A New Mexico "Drop Camp" Trip Gives You Wilderness without the Work
The rising sun tipped the jagged hills behind our campsite in the Gila Wilderness with the lightest pink. The effect was odd but beguiling, like seeing a craggy-faced old cowboy in a tutu. I saluted appreciatively with my mug of fresh French-roast...
San Francisco on My Mind
Novelist and East Coast transplant Katie Crouch finds she's her best self in the city by the bayGROWING UP IN Charleston, South Carolina, everything west of the Mississippi felt like China. During a publishing course I took after college, I saw a poster...
San Francisco on My Mind: Novelist and East Coast Transplant Katie Crouch Finds She's Her Best Self in the City by the Bay
GROWING UP IN Charleston, South Carolina, everything west of the Mississippi felt like China. During a publishing course I took after college, I saw a poster of the Golden Gate Bridge in someone's dorm room. I started imagining this dreamlike place....
Spring White Sale
You can't beat the prices now on warm-weather wines. Add three easy dips, and start a partyLOOK NO FURTHER than the "Domestic Whites" section in your local wine shop for a small silver lining to the money mess we're in. Oodles of labels listed in the...
Spring White Sale: You Can't Beat the Prices Now on Warm-Weather Wines. Add Three Easy Dips, and Start a Party
LOOK NO FURTHER than the "Domestic Whites" section in your local wine shop for a small silver lining to the money mess we're in. Oodles of labels listed in the high teens on winery websites are tagged below $15 on shop shelves now. These are the...
Sunset Readers Are Talking
Let's face it: We live in the best place on Earth. It's no surprise that in choosing "The West's 20 Best Small Towns" (March, page 62), we couldn't include them allDURANGO, CO We lack only an ocean. We have real cowboys and cowgirls; a thriving farmers'...
Take Me to the River: In Reno in the Spring, All the Action Is on the Waterfront. Here's Your Guide to Making the Most of It
SPRING IS THE TIME when the city of Reno sparkles--as high water in the Truckee River comes roaring through downtown. Renewal has also washed through the neighborhood, with a pretty river park anchoring a funky and flowering arts and dining district....
The Power of Mini Greens
Get to know the sprouts, shoots, and micro greens brightening up the produce section BY ELAINE JOHNSON | PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAMES BAIGRIETry some tiny greensSelection varies market to market, but choices are usually interchangeable in recipes, so have fun...
The Romance of Recycling
Turn found materials and plants from friends into a charming cottage-style backyardWITH A KNACK for using found materials in fresh ways, Lisa Phipps fills her garden with surprising touches. "It's more fun to find something old and come up with a new...
The Romance of Recycling: Turn Found Materials and Plants from Friends into a Charming Cottage-Style Backyard
WITH A KNACK for using found materials in fresh ways, Lisa Phipps fills her garden with surprising touches. "It's more fun to find something old and come up with a new way to use it than settle for something off the shelf," she says. "It's more meaningful."...
Tropical Punch: Take One '60S-Era Bungalow. Mix in Bright White Walls and Bold Furnishings. Serves Six
THERE'S NO OCEAN VIEW from the Ortiz home. It's rare to get a breeze off the Pacific, 5 miles away. And yet there's something distinctly beachy--airy, bright, and natural--about the Southern California home Russell and Susan Ortiz share with their...
What's on Our Food Radar Now
THE NEW DESSERT CRAZE: MACARONS These delicate French cookies are taking bakeries across the West by storm. We sampled many, but only a few transported us to Paris. Paulette bakery in Beverly Hills and San Francisco makes macarons (right) with...
What to Do in Northern California
May Go shopping Buy herbs, lavenders, and salvias Find an extensive range of culinary and medicinal herbs, 40 varieties of lavender, and 60 varieties of salvias at Morningsun Herb Farm in Vacaville (morningsunherbfarm.com or 707/451-9406). Enjoy...
What to Do in the Rockies May
Shop for valueGo to a plant sale The best-kept secret in the Denver metro area is Pickens Technical College horticulture program's annual plant sale (May 7-9 and 77-13; soo Airport Blvd., Bldg. C, Aurora, CO; pickenstech.org or 303/344-4970). You'll...
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