Lying on the ground in Coyote Gulch, the night sky framed by openings in a natural arch and a curved canyon wall, I peer at the cosmos as through a Mardi Gras mask.

Fill ’er up? Return to the glory days of gas stations at this junkyard-turned-museum in Buellton.

Donald Trump has big plans for the Old Post Office building, a historic structure in downtown Washington that he’s pledging to transform into the city’s most luxurious hotel. As for the White House, four blocks away? He’s not saying.

The back of the volunteer badge dangling around my neck listed a number of instructions. It told me to wear closed-toe shoes and protective gloves, and avoid handling hazardous material, such as broken glass, needles and horse patties. I should complete my litter-picking route within an hour and return the equipment by 4:30 p.m. And I should never answer any questions from the public, but direct them instead to a park employee or a visitor center.

You are my last hope for a dispute I have with a resort. I recently bought a Travelzoo voucher for pet-friendly accommodations at Yosemite Lakes RV Resort. I made a reservation with the resort at the time I purchased the voucher.

Oakland’s cultural renaissance can be felt in full force at the 14th annual Art + Soul festival. And check out what else is going on around the region.

At Yellowstone National Park, the sulfur smell was strong, but the scenery was beautiful.

What good is a fancy sleeping bag if you’re sacking out on hard, unforgiving dirt?

They may look like toasters on wheels, but Airstreams have a retro appeal. Now, you can stay in them without having to drive the thing.

Wander through the vast, leafy Middletown Trailside Nature Preserve and gaze upon sculpture after sculpture.

Sure, it’s summer and the days last longer, but you’ll still want to make your dog visible on the trail or park for those evening jaunts.

You can go to a strip mall in Novato and find a fascinating science museum near the dry cleaners and nail salon.

I am writing to you for advice and help regarding a most frustrating experience with booking award travel and the resulting confusion and lack of help from United Airlines.

This is a photograph of Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand.

Outside Thalia Hall, the most happening new spot in Chicago’s emerging Pilsen neighborhood, I do a double take. It’s a freezing night, and there’s a small woman with a guitar slung over her back standing in the recess of a doorway. “Come into my office,” she beckons, so I do. She tells me that her name is Kez Ban, and would I like to hear her play?

The NorCal Airstream Club loves the attention their convoys attract.

Trying to get away? Do you want one last summer weekend adventure? Reporters at The Sacramento Bee have traveled all over California discovering the best highlights of the state. Use this map to see their recommendations.

The Sacramento River for too long has been a Rodney Dangerfield of streams – falling perhaps a tad short on respect. But lately, that’s begun to change.

More edifying than macabre, the San Francisco-based Academy’s “Skulls”exhibit is food for thought.

As the carriage circled the hill, Billy the Irish cob glanced back at Lionel Chadwick, the coachman at Ballyfin manor, as if to say, “I’m ready, old son. What about you?”

We visited Princeville, Kauai, in March and were fascinated with this inviting grove of mahogany trees we encountered on a hike.

Stroll down tree-lined avenues and experience art, live music, chef demos, collector cars, exhibits and more at the 28th annual Connoisseurs’ Marketplace in downtown Menlo Park.

That fad of women wearing skirts for running looks like it isn’t going away anytime soon. So, why shouldn’t male runners jump on this running fashion bandwagon? A kilt, guys?

A customer booking a hotel room is tripped up by promo code, star rating on room

Two hours before a recent 2:15 p.m. flight to Las Vegas, the Stockton Metropolitan Airport, as if on cue, came to life.

Could it be that a massive oil leak was the best thing that ever happened to Avila Beach, now a trendy tourist beach town?

Step into North America’s first foray into “histortainment” and back into San Francisco’s legacy.

The Bison Airlighter, which looks and acts like a butane blow torch, will light a fire on the first try.

Baltimore is known for its row houses – modest brick buildings lining sidewalks so narrow, you can see right through the front windows into people’s homes.

As we arrived at our hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, the sun was beginning to set.

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