Kristin Klarity

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Dunes, rocks, trails and empty beaches: Road-tripping the Oregon coast

Travel writer Christopher Reynolds takes a scenic spin on the Oregon coast: four days, three nights, one tank of gas, one big sand dune, one killer coastal hike, one cheese factory, one organic farm B&B, and one bonfire in the shadow of Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach.

I took a train trip across Portugal alone — and now I'm convinced it's the perfect place to travel solo

I had so much fun on a solo long weekend in Lisbon a few years ago that I recently went back. This time, I took a solo cross-country train trip from Lagos, on Portugal's southern coast, through Lisbon and north to Porto.<p>I went back because I was looking for a place where I'd be comfortable …

European Travel

18 Places Every Woman Should Visit -- By Herself

Photo: Cultura/Rex Shutterstock.<p>Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; and traveling by yourself can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.<p>Solo trips are all …

Stops, sights along a scenic NorCal road trip

School's out forever -- well at least for the summer. That means it's time to hit the open road. Instead of waiting in airport security lines and spending way too much on plane tickets, take advantage of low gas prices and discover California gems.<p>Pack the car, fill up the tank and pull out the …

There are up-close views of Mendocino County's stunning coastline on these new trails

Mendocino County has long been known as a hiker's paradise, thanks to 90 miles of Pacific coastline, two dozen state and national parks, and 4,000 square miles of meandering streams and old-growth redwoods.<p>In time for National Trails Day on June 4, two new hiking routes have opened in the county. …

Yes, You Can Afford the West Coast Road Trip of Your Dreams (Here's How)

Ever priced out that insane West Coast road trip you've been wanting to do forever? There's a good chance you gave up midway through your research -- oceanfront real estate, one quickly learns, is expensive -- if you can even find space. Low season? What's that -- even in the dead of winter, …

Preparing the Gardens

When it comes to creating and maintaining a healthy garden, proper soil preparation is crucial.<p>Every year at my farm, we spend a good amount of time preparing the soil for planting. With such mild early spring days, the outdoor grounds crew has had a good start on setting up the gardens - this …

Gardening