San Francisco fantasies

Vibrant new year at the Palace of Fine Arts and California Academy of Sciences.

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Gualala holiday

Closing out the year with a family trip through Mendocino County on the northern California coast.

Haga hothouse

Sunday warm-up at the Butterfly House in Haga Park

—and a brisk walk home down the west bank of Brunnsviken.

Genial Gustavsberg

Final summer stay in the Stockholm archipelago, exploring Norra Lagnö and historic Gustavsberg. Skål to our courageous Berlin visitors, and tasteful AirBnB host Sara.

Antique abundance

Touring the 18th-century home and recreated gardens of Carl Linnaeus, father of modern taxonomy, in Uppsala, Sweden. Thanks to gracious guests Veronica and Dieter Söll for inspiring a beautiful journey.

Boo views

Long weekend in Stockholm-archipelago town Saltsjö-Boo with adventurous guests from San Francisco and Geneva. Meeting AirBnB host Tomas was a delightful bonus—easy to see why he loves it here.

Inner islands

July day trips among the more populated local reaches of the Stockholm archipelago on Fjäderholmarna and Värmdö.