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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. 238, No. 3, March

California's Best-Kept Secrets: Look beyond the Most-Hyped Wine Regions to Get More Bang for Your Buck
IT'S NO secret that a great bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon is easy to come by in Napa Valley. Or a good bottle of almost anything in Sonoma County. As appealing as those wines are, however, they come with the price of fame. In Napa, for example, there's...
Close Encounters
Four days in the wilderness with no food, shelter, or human contact can cause a person to see things. Beautiful things. THE OTHER DAY, having put in a solid six consecutive minutes of work, I rewarded myself with some random Internet reading, an...
Fiesta Time
ONE OF THE EARLIEST MEMORIES I have from my childhood in Manila, Philippines, is of a daytime party at a relative's house--platters of pancit noodles, buckets of San Miguel beer, chicken thighs sizzling on the charcoal grill, and my cousins and I playing...
Garden in Motion: aA Suburban Front Yard Gets a Free-Flowing New Look
THE FRONT LAWN HAD TO GO. Not only was it an uninspiring match for the Mediterranean-style home--which is located in the Bay Area town of Atherton--but it was thirsty as well. Parched, in fact: During the summer, the homeowner had to truck in water...
Gone for a Ride
Nature photographer Morgan Lee Alain has logged thousands of miles shooting the West's untouched wilderness. Her travel companion? A husky-wolf mix named Luna I've always been a dog person, but no animal has ever captivated me like Luna. A friend...
Kauai's Next Wave
On this lush Hawaiian island, ohana--family--comes first, whether on the beach or on the job. Meet the clans who are bringing local surf schools, shave ice, and more into a new era. BABY'S FIRST RIDE HANALEI SURF SCHOOL According to pro surfer...
Spring Cooking
Right now, it's not just the favas and morels that have us racing to the kitchen--it's the new cookbooks too. Here are snippets from some favorites. BALANCING ACT Master the four elements that are the focus of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (Simon &...
Stranded ... and Loving It: Seven Spectacular Pacific Islands-And How to Explore Them Should You Wash Up on Their Shores
ACREAGE 53,195 Rough it among the animals on SANTA ROSA ISLAND, CA Terrain Just three native terrestrial mammals live on California's second-largest island--and humans aren't one of them. The mountains on this patch of land, 40 nautical miles...
Swept Away: On a Tiny Wooded Island off the Coast of British Columbia, a Restaurant Lures Diners with a Meal That's Nothing Short of Magical
I'M on the ferry from the British Columbia mainland, churning across the sparkling water. I should probably be at the bow with the other tourists, watching for whales. Instead, I'm hunched over my phone, scrolling through the menu of a restaurant that...
Treasure Island: A Designer Outfits a Waterfront Cabin with a Trove of Lost and Found Objects
Last spring, Tim Pfeiffer was doing some routine cleanup on the beach outside his cabin in Vashon Island, Washington, when he made a serendipitous discovery. Amid the washed-up fishing floats and tangles of seaweed, he turned up a tiny wood-mounted...
Wild at Heart: A Garden Designer Creates a Breezy, Beachy Oasis by Letting Nature Do Its Thing
BAINBRIDGE Island, Washington, is woodsy, peaceful, full of wildlife--and after seven years, garden designer Tish Treherne was at the end of her rope with it. She and her husband, Adam Michel, had built their dream house, a contemporary labor...
Your Checklist: Northern California
"It's go time for natives. Get out there and enjoy nature's big show." JOHANNA SILVER, GARDEN EDITOR PLANT Start snap, snow, or shelling peas from seed early this month. Make sure they have something to climb (tomato cages work in a pinch)....
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