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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. 224, No. 5, May

An Explorer's Long Weekend on the San Juan Islands: Four Days of Island Happiness with the Artists and the Whales
The long summer weekend was invented in Washington's San Juan Islands, or should have been. Summer stretches languorously here, with 16 hours of daylight--enough time to savor the islands' patented pleasures: orcas and eagles, kayaking and hiking,...
A Scenic Day in Yosemite: We Guarantee You'll Fall in Love with This Place. All It Takes Is a Day
How much excitement can you pack into one day? In 24 hours, Jack Bauer regularly saves the world. In 24 hours, God created light. And you? You can construct the best day of your life in Yosemite National Park. Peter Fish, editor-at-large and lifelong...
A World of Style: This Frequent Flyer Shows You How to Weave Global Treasures Creatively into Your Decor
THE EASIEST WAY TO ACHIEVE STYLE Allows countries' treasures to mingle. There's this belief that all Asian goods belong on one shelf and African on another It's more interesting to mix them up. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] With Amanda Jones spending...
Brake for These Towns: Go Now: 5 Cool Destinations You've Never Heard Of
Wallace, ID Up here in the Idaho Panhandle, Sandpoint and other Lake resorts get all the press. But Wallace is a gem. The silver-mining capital's 19th-century downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places, and there's great outdoor recreation...
Design to Go: Meet a Young Bay Area Landscape Architect Who Sets Down Roots by Pulling Up Stakes
ANDREAS STAVROPOULOS is a man on the go. Each day he wakes up inside the 1959 Airstream trailer that he bought from a collector, retrofitted, and now calls home. He breakfasts in the Airstream's small "kitchen," then heads to work. But the Berkeley-based...
Drink Italian: Barbera-Beloved Red in the Boot-Is Storming the West. Find an Impressive Cache in California's Sierra Foothills
Barbera fact file Why you should try it: Soft on tannin and full of spicy dark cherry flavors, it has a shameless yum factor and--with naturally vibrant acidity--is fabulous with food. Must-try matches: A Reuben sandwich, spaghetti and meatballs,...
From Provence to ... Yolo? Cookbook Author Georgeanne Brennan Brings a Taste of France to Northern California
AS SOON AS I LEARNED last year that Georgeanne Brennan, author of 12 cookbooks and an authority on the food of rural Provence, was moving her fabled cooking classes from France to Yolo County, I signed up for one. Just the name--"Provence in California"--intrigued...
Good Food on the Go: Forget Those Sad Bags of Pretzels. Here's How to Eat Right, Whether You're Traveling by Plane, Train, or Freeway
IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN ... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Spicy peanut, carrot, and snap pea wraps You can pick up a prefab sandwich on the way, of course, but if you can spare 15 minutes while packing, make this wrap and stick it in the fridge...
May: What to Do in Northern California
PLANT ALPINE STRAWBERRIES Tiny but tasty, these berries appear all through summer. Grow them in containers or in the ground; they'll reseed, producing new plants for next spring. They are available from Stargazer Perennials (stargazerperennials.com...
Meet Your Perfect Campground: We Play Matchmaker, Pairing Your Camping Personality with Places You're Sure to Love
Find the right site for you 1. FIRST-TIMERS page 38. You want to be wowed with big views, yes, but not until you've had a hot shower. 2. FAMILIES page 39. No way you're packing all the gear unless you have a site reserved where there's more to...
Playing Houseboat: Wake Up to Lapping Waves. Fall Asleep to the Sounds of Seals. Run Errands by Kayak. One Young Family Takes Us Throng a Typical Sausalito Day
Not everyone needs to spend a couple of weeks earning their sea legs to feel at home. But that's what happened to Matt and Jennifer Harvey in January 2009, when they moved into a 1,000-square-foot modern prefab houseboat on California's Richardson...
Procrastinator's Guide to Summer
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DILEMMA 1 I don't have a single reservation at a national park. Where can I still go? STRATEGY WHERE TO GO WHAT TO EXPECT INFO Think urban. There Rocky Mountain Trail Ridge Road $2o/vehicle are lots...
Project Runway: A Jumbo Jet Is Recycled and Refashioned into a Malibu Home
HOME OF THE FUTURE, extreme recycling, or just plain eccentric? We can't decide. But this house-in-progress, built from a deconstructed 747 jumbo jet, is what we'd like to see more of in the future: Let's call it industrial-strength prefab. The project...
Salad Spin: Three World-Renowned Classics Get a Fresh Twist
From France SALADE NICOISE Tuna, haricots verts (slender green beans), hard-cooked eggs, olives, anchovies, tomatoes, and herbs usually make up this composed salad. * REINVENTED Our version uses wild Western salmon instead of tuna and anchovies,...
Scenic Spoiling
The more I travel around the West, the more travel I crave. It's the healthiest addiction I can imagine. As I grow older, I'm more aware that I have to seize opportunities and stop saying, "When I have time ..." There will never be enough time. Do...
Templeton: Central Coast Day Trip
Why go now: Paso Robles' wineries have been drawing crowds for years, but people are starting to notice this tiny nearby farm town. The sweet spot: Catch May's lingering-green hills before summer's triple digits hit. Where it is: 6 miles south of Paso....
The Hunt for the Best Burrito: Food Writer Jan Newberry Travels All over California in Search of the Very Best Burrito. Plus, Secret Recipes and Readers' Favorites from around the West
North vs. South Who makes the better burrito in California? Jan Newberry eats up-and weighs in BURRITOS, LIKE BARBECUE, are a fiercely defended culinary icon--defined not by what they're made of, but by where they're made. In the North, a burrito...
Your Offbeat Week in Maui: Snorkel. Shop. Drive a Stunningly Beautiful Road: Maui's Got All the Essentials for the Ultimate Tropical Vacation. Maui Maven Paul Wood Gives Us the Scoop on the Authentic Island Jewels for Your Week in Paradise
DAY 1 Check into a low-key inn The authentic Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono is in Wailuku town at the mouth of 'Iao Valley, on the north side. The setting is serene, the rooms--with their high ceilings and beds spread with handsome Hawaiian quilts--blissfully...
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