A report from the Oregon coast, where minimalists vacation

We just spent a week exploring the beaches and dunes near Lincoln City, Neskowin and Pacific City, Ore. The desolation of this coast is is spellbinding. It's where minimalists go on vacation.

Making the most of Mendocino

Mendocino, Calif. -- or "Mendo" as the locals call it -- is the third stop on our West Coast tour. (We started in Las Vegas and then drove to San Diego.)

A few missed opportunities in San Diego — and a hit or two

These shacks at the end of Crystal Pier on Mission Beach were among the highlights of my visit to San Diego last week. You can actually stay in one of the larger cottages right on the pier, which is something I've never seen.

What happened in Vegas? (And does it really stay here?)

This is your brain. This is your brain on Vegas. OK, not quite, but this is my favorite memory of Las Vegas, seen from the upper deck of a Big Bus tour. It's the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health building designed by famed architect Frank Gehry.

From Hilton Head, with love

It's hard to believe this is our third time to Hilton Head Island in a year. But here we are. It's summertime in South Carolina.

It’s “just” Kirkwood, thanks very much!

One of the first things Kevin “Coop” Cooper told me when we met up yesterday to ski at Kirkwood is […]

In Lake Tahoe, skiing is believing

Sometimes the best way to tell you about where I’ve been is to get out of the way and let […]