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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. 228, No. 5, May

7 Reasons to Miss Your Flight
Yoga lounges? Wine tasting? The dreaded airport layover gets a reboot as hubs roll out the perksYVRVANCOUVER, B.C.The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is inside the airport, so you EaH buy an $18 day pass to actess the gym, pool, arid sauna between flights,...
7 Reasons to Miss Your Flight: Yoga Lounges? Wine Tasting? the Dreaded Airport Layover Gets a Reboot as Hubs Roll out the Perks
SFO SAN FRANCISCO In the dazzling new Terminal 2, a storage room got a Zen makeover with deep blue walls and large felt rocks, turning it into the country's first airport yoga lounge. There's no instructor, but you'll find mats to help you work...
Colorado Day Trip: Pawnee Buttes
Why go now: Lace up your boots and bringyour binocs - the buttes and surrounding Pawnee National Grassland get first dibs on spring with a crazy quilt of wildflowers and migratory birds putting on their best avian air show. Big buttes, where? About 70...
Divide and Conquer
One garden, four outdoor rooms-this small East Bay backyard has it allAFTER GOPHERS destroyed their backyard, Evelyn Huang and Jack Mangan of Pleasant Hill, California, set out to redo the scruffy plot. Topping their wish list: areas for dining, relaxing,...
Divide and Conquer: One Garden, Four Outdoor Rooms-This Small East Bay Backyard Has It All
1 | Dining' A steel-and-redwood arbor shades the dining patio. Just beyond this main gathering spot, the square pavers create another patio (see page 46) where guests can gather. 2 | Sunning Square bluestone a pavers define this patio and...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in 30 minutes or lessGrilled steak with avocado and red onion saladSERVES 4 | 30 MINUTES2 New York strip steaks (1 ½ lbs. total)4 tbsp. olive oil, divided1 ½ tsp. each kosher salt and pepper, divided1 ½ tsp. sweet...
Hotel U
It might look like just another day at the pool, but at Carmel Valley Ranch in California, activities go way beyond the usual resort fare. Learn about the hotel-class graze and four other trends that could change the way you travel.1. RETURN OF THE LONGER...
Hotel U: It Might Look like Just Another Day at the Pool, but at Carmel Valley Ranch in California, Activities Go Way beyond the Usual Resort Fare. Learn about the Hotel-Class and Four Other Trends, That L Could Change Way You Travel
1. RETURN OF THE LONGER VACATION The three-day weekend trip still reigns supreme, but lengthier stays are on the upswing too, according to travel agents like Stacy Small, president of L.A.-based Elite Travel International. Her most frequent requests:...
Joy of Camping
Sunset editors' favorite campsite tips (for first-timers or old pros)I love the outdoors but like to keep it out of my tent. I lay down a "wipe your paws" doormat in the dirt, mandate that shoes go on a rug just inside the tent, and pack a brush and...
Joy of Camping: Sunset Editors' Favorite Campsite Tips (for First-Timers or Old Pros)
I love the outdoors but like to keep it out of my tent. I lay down a "wipe your paws" doormat in the dirt, mandate that shoes go on a rug just inside the tent, and pack a brush and dustpan. Keeps the pine needles down and my spirits up. -ERIKA EHMSEN,...
License to Snack
When your hunger alarm rings, be ready with these easy, healthy treatsNo-bake chewy fruit and nut barsMAKES 20 | 20 MINUTES, PLUS 1 HOUR TO CHILLA cross between Rice Krispies Treats and Italian panforte (fruitcake), these bars are based on a recipe from...
License to Snack: When You Hunger Alarm Rings, Be Ready with These Easy, Healthy Treats
No-bake chewy fruit and nut bars MAKES 20 | 20 MINUTES, PLUS 1 HOUR TO CHILL A cross between Rice Krispies Treats and Italian panforte (fruitcake), these bars are based on a recipe from Healthy in a Hurry (see below). 1(1/2) cups puffed brown...
May Your Mountain Guide
TECHNIQUECHECK DRIP SYSTEMSMake sure they're working properly and not wasting water.1 | Remove caps from the main lines and flush lines.2 | Replace caps, turn on the water, and repair or replace any leaky tubing.3 | Flush sediment from filters and clean...
May: Your Northern California Guide
To-do list * Grow low-water bloomers, such as agastache, penstemon, sticky monkey flower, and yarrow. * Prevent powdery mildew by spraying the foliage of susceptible plants (including dahlias, roses, and squash) with an organic insecticidal soap....
Mountain Editor's Picks
SALT LAKE CITYDrink your veggiesWeVe happy to welcome Roots Cafe to the shorton-eats Millcreek neighborhood. Its farm -fres h eggs Benedict make agréât power breakfast, and the lunch sandos come on locally baked bread. But oneofthecafe's most refreshing...
Northern California Weekend
Marin day trip San Rafael Why go now: May days are best for walking San Rafael's culture-rich main drag. Average high: 71 Get centered: Most of the action goes down on Fourth Street around the Smith Rafael Film Center. Landmark: The re-creation...
One Room at a Time
For one couple, that's how they created their Mendocino Coast retreat-piece by pieceALMOST EVERY city dweller dreams of owning a country house, an escape hatch to a simpler life. But making that dream come true is often anything but simple, especially...
One Room at a Time: For One Couple, That's How They Created Their Mendocino Coast Retreat-Piece by Piece
ALMOST EVERY city dweller dreams of owning a country house, an escape hatch to a simpler life. But making that dream come true is often anything but simple, especially when the dream morphs from a small structure to an ad hoc compound--something like...
Orcas Island High & Low: Explore the Most Beloved Island of the San Juans, on Any Budget
THERE'S NOTHING FANCY-PANTS about Washington's Orcas Island--people come to hike the lush rolling hills, soak up the coastal views, and maybe spot a whale. But even in the laid-back San Juans, island Living ain't cheap. Here, we've come up with great...
Picnics with a Pour: Wineries Are Raising the Bar with Pairings and Lush Catered Spreads, Often among the Vines. a Look at the Swankiest
Take great vacation shots on your phone Sunset staff photographer Thomas I Story has snapped a whole lot of travel photos on his iPhone. His best tip? Check the light. Phone cameras don't capture contrast well, so try for soft shade. If the sun is...
Rau Ram
Liven up your summer with this hard-to-find (but easy-to-grow) Asian herbIn your gardenAlso known as Vietnamese cilantro, rau ram makes an unusual, and pretty, addition to your herb garden. (Its bright green leaves have maroon "inkblots") The plant is...
Specal Places
What a delight to open Sunset to a photo of beautiful Holland Lake (March, page 3), where I camped as a kid. Then, much of Montana was open for everyone to enjoy. Now, so many beautiful places have been gobbled up for summer houses or resorts costing...
State of the Art
Top sandwiches, and the trends that make them great-plus upgrades for your own creationsSURPRISING VEGETABLESAldo's pork meltMorty's Delicatessen, San FranciscoCHEF-OWNER TIM BROWN"I created it as a nod to one of my favorite pasta dishes-orecchiette...
State of the Art: Top Sandwiches, and the Trends That Make Them Great-Plus Upgrades for Your Own Creations
SURPRISING VEGETABLES Aldo's pork melt Morty's Delicatessen, San Francisco CHEF-OWNER TIM BROWN "I created it as a nod to one of my favorite pasta dishes--orecchiette with pork sausage and broccoli rabe and named it after a friend of mine....
Steak & Salad, Fusion Style
From two rising Seattle chefs, a Korean American twist on a classic menu BY ELAINE JOHNSONSEATTLE HAS FLIPPED for the inventive cooking of Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi. Their two restaurants, Joule and Revel, blend the big flavors Rachel grew u p with...
Tequila Rising
Mexico's native spirit has come a long way from the days of lick-shoot-suck. Fine tequila can have all the depth and character of wine, and there's never been more of it to try. San Francisco bar legend Julio Bermejo, owner of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant...
The Free-Spirited Summer of San Diego
A once-sleepy beach town turns into a surprise "It" cityAMERICA'S FINESTCITY. It's the kind of jingoistic boosterism employed for decades to lure visitors to San Diego with its always fai r weather, sparkling beaches, and SeaWorld. If you wanted a cool...
The Free-Spirited Summer of San Diego: A Once-Sleepy Beach Town Turns into a Surprise "It" City
AMERICA'S FINEST CITY. It's the kind of jingoistic boosterism employed for decades to lure visitors to San Diego with its always fair weather; sparkling beaches, and SeaWorld. If you wanted a coot urban playground, you went to San Francisco or L.A....
The Last Secret Land
For generations, Arizona's Hopi have kept their world-and one of the West's most astonishing landscapes-closed off to visitors. Until nowRAY COIN talks the way he drives his pickup, straight and steady. He wants his passengers to talk the same way. When...
The Next Big Wine Country
Pack your sense of adventure and a real nyu love for wine as you explore Eastern Washington. Once the wild, wild West of regions, it's tamed now with cult Syrahs, Euro winemakers, and even killer Southern foodWhenever I take a trip to Eastern Washington...
The Next Big Wine Country: Pack Your Sense of Adventure and a Real Love for Wine as You Explore Eastern Washington. Once the Wild, Wild West of Regions, It's Tamed Now with Cult Syrahs. Euro Winemakers, and Even Killer Southern Food
Whenever I take a trip to Eastern Washington from my hometown of Seattle, I swing into Waitsburg. The historic brick main street of this town might be a precious few blocks long, but the businesses here are uncannily cool. The Negroni I'm drinking...
The Ultimate First Trip to ALASKA
You don't have to see the same places everyone else does. Here's Sunset's guide to the coolest glaciers, biggest bears, and best smalltown BY E. READICKER-HENDERSONALASKA is THE ULTIMATE dream vacation. But the thing about dreams is that they can be...
The Ultimate First Trip to Alaska: You Don't Have to See the Same Places Everyone Else Does. Here's Sunset's Guide to the Coolest Glaciers, Biggest Bears, and Best Small Town
ALASKA IS THE ULTIMATE dream vacation. But the thing about dreams is that they can be amazing and a little scary. Same with Alaska. The state has l,000 glaciers, thousands of brown and black bears, and 586,412 square miles bigger--than Arizona,...
This Is Camping!
The 25 best places in the West, from mountains to rain forest to ocean-plus comfort tips and four-star recipes to make anyone fall in love with being outsideIt's the stars that get you first. After the campfire dies down and the sweet confection of a...
This Is Camping! the 25 Best Places in the West, from Mountains to Rain Forest to Ocean-Plus Comfort Tips and Four-Star Recipes to Make Anyone Fall in Love with Being Outside
It's the stars that get you first. After the campfire dies down and the sweet confection of a s'more is just a remembrance on your tongue, your eyes adjust to the darkness and the arching reach of the heavens is revealed as if for the first time. You...
Your Derby Day Trifecta: The Kentucky Derby May Be Running a Continent Away, but Its Traditions Inspire Parties Right Here in the Bay Area
BIG SUR Glamp of approval Can't handle another hissing air mattress this summer? The new Adventure Tents at Fernwood Resort let you spend the night in a queen-size bed with a cozy comforter. Pitched creekside beneath the redwoods near Julia Pfeiffer...
You Said It
Special placesWhat a delight to open Sunset to a photo of beautiful Holland Lake (March, page 3), where I camped as a lad. Then, much of Montana was open for everyone to enjoy. Now, so many beautiful places nave been gobbled up for summer houses or resorts...
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