Every year, the New York Times fuels our wanderlust with its annual list of places to visit. In addition to the far-flung and exotic, this year’s 52 Places to Visit in 2016 touts our very own East Bay for its culinary wonders,…

Interested in trekking through Yosemite backcountry? Look no further. Sports Basement Outdoors is offering an unforgettable 3-day summer backpacking series to the summit of Yosemite’s iconic Half Dome—and oM readers save $100 off the trip, now through October 31!…

resolution solutions

At the end of December, Details reported that one in three people who make New Year’s resolutions ditch those resolutions by the end of January. Ah, the best laid plans… As we all know, in the excitement that is the welcoming…

california restaurant month

It’s January, a time for new beginnings, setting goals, renewing discipline and… eating a lot. Yes, we too heard that proverbial New Year’s resolution record screech. But hey, while this month is about working off all the turkey and…

Everyone knows of the wonders of Yosemite in the summer. Less famous, and equally magical, are the wonders of the National Park in the winter, especially during the holidays. Instead of verdant greens, crashing waterfalls and balmy hikes, picture…

Amtrak to Yosemite

I’d heard from native Californians and visitors alike that winter in Yosemite is breathtaking: skiing at Badger Pass, moonlit snowshoeing, Bracebridge dinners at the Ahwahnee Hotel. But warm February temperatures, even in the Sierras, squashed any hopes of a…