Smith trucks are powered by batteries, not diesel, which could make a big difference in the fight against climate change
October 2012 | By Jerry Adler
The wartime inconveniences of traveling by train prompted the promise for "the finest transportation the world has ever seen"
September 21, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Get out and view a wild polar bear and visit Tuvalu and other low-lying islands while you have a chance
September 20, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Although it was on the air for only one season, The Jetsons remains our most popular point of reference when discussing the future.
September 19, 2012 | By Matt Novak
From the Anderson Valley Brewing Company, in Boonville, to the often irreverent Lagunitas brewpub, in Petaluma, here are several breweries worth pedaling for
September 06, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Cycling the West Coast is easy, whether you're riding from Canada to Mexico or Portland to San Francisco. To add some spice to this predictable and popular route, I've taken to the backroads
September 04, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
The coastal Highway 101 route, through rainforest and redwoods, is as beautiful as it is popular
August 29, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
In 2050, Airbus hopes to fly you around in a see-through jet shaped like a bird skeleton, with morphing seats, spa treatments, and virtual entertainment
August 16, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
Meet the historians who pioneered scholarship of retro-futurism
August 15, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Around the world, these animals command a strange sort of fascination in their human admirers—an urge to see, learn and encounter, but also to kill
August 14, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Set deep within the Russian subcontinent, Baikal is the deepest, oldest and most voluminous of all lakes
August 07, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
The recent fatal shark attack off Western Australia has ignited a debate there over whether the fish should continue to be protected
July 24, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Reading while traveling can serve as a sensory supplement to one's surrounding environment. Here's a list of some of my favorite books and where to read them
July 21, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
In the ocean waters just off California's Central Coast, the fish are swarming this summer like they haven't in years
July 12, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
A bargain for just $1.25 million. But, you'll need both aviation and auto insurance
July 09, 2012 | By Matt Novak
In the late 1960s, a gorgeous stretch of beach in Ha’ena State Park was the site of a hippy haven called Taylor Camp.
July 09, 2012 | By Susan Spano
Starbucks's new prototype retail store in Tukwilla, Washington, known as The Reclamation Drive-Thru, is a 450-sq-ft drive-thru and walk-up store built from four refurbished shipping containers
June 15, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
What ever happened to the Starport, the brainchild of Jim Starry that re-imagined the airport?
June 12, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
Was it Bermuda—or the dreamy French Polynesian island of Huahine—that inspired the setting for Shakespeare's The Tempest?
June 11, 2012 | By Susan Spano
As cars got larger in the 1920s, the "Helicar" was presented as the solution to congested city streets
June 06, 2012 | By Matt Novak