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Volvo in a Temecula vineyard.

Now online: Wine and Water, the latest Weekend Driver

Cruise up the Temecula Valley past classic vineyards and wineries to Diamond Valley Lake and the Western Science Center.

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Along the Feather River Highway

Feather River Canyon: Remote with Road and Railroad Legends

I’ve been hearing about the Feather River Canyon my entire life. When I finally visited, I found it to be everything advertised… and shockingly quiet in the middle of the summer.

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Two Days in San Diego County… what drives would you take?

From Reader Gary: Great website, gents.  I’m working my way through the weekend drives, but I’m not that familiar with the area.  Have any suggestions for what/where someone from out of town could find a nice weekend trip? I’m from the rural East Coast and I think it’d be great to spend two days bombing […]

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San Pasqual Valley

Ramona Roundabout

Our route this time takes us over the county’s newest freeways and some of its oldest routes. It’s a challenging, but fully paved drive that is a treat.

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OC’s Santiago and Trabuco Canyons Are Twisty Fun

Hyundai Genesis Coupe enjoys the back roads but watch the head room.

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Great vistas from trail.

Orange-Riverside County Off Roading In a Hybrid — Weekend Trip

Mercury might be gone, but for awhile it sold an upscale version of the hybrid Ford Escape, the Mariner. Back in 2006, I took one on the rugged mountains separating the coast from southern Riverside County. Clean Climbing takes drivers on a ridge with spectacular views east and west, down some twisting, rocky and rutty […]

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There’s Always a Dirt Road Somewhere; Mountain Snow Leads to Sunny Proctor Valley

It’s hard to believe, but even in San Diego the weather can interfere with the best plans. With a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee parked out front and a weekend plan to head up Nate Harrison Grade on Mount Palomar (and a Plan B to do some driving on rocks near Jacumba), our local dirt roads […]

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Ultimate Watering Holes

Today we’re in search of lakes — north, south and east on this San Diego day trip. I assume you can find the big lake to the west. For a region known for its beaches, San Diego county has too many lakes to count.

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On the trail.

A Bear of a Road: Right Turn For Challenging, Rocky and Beautiful Wilderness Trip

“What are all those trucks parked over there?” in the cul-de-sac to the right at the I-8 – Pine Valley Boulevard exit?

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Talk about a hairpin curve: West Lilac Road.

Twisting and Horsing Around Bonsall: Curves, Curves Curves in North County

The very common question came from a reader at the recent San Diego International Auto Show. “How long does it you take to research your drives? How do you find those roads?” The answer? The road’s just up ahead, around the corner. Get behind the wheel and drive.

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