Irene Lacher


Stories by Irene Lacher

Getting to the Root of Salinas

The Salinas Valley on California’s Central Coast is ground zero for agritourism and fans of farmworkers’ bard John Steinbeck

Author Irene Lacher Date 09/01/2016
BELLA GUATEMALA

A La Cañada Flintridge–based entrepreneur is introducing her beautiful native country to travelers, as democratic Guatemala grows its budding luxury tourism industry.

Author Irene Lacher Date 06/01/2016
UNUSUAL SPA TREATMENTS

These bliss-inducing spa offerings borrow therapies from China, Poland and a galaxy far, far away.

Author Irene Lacher Date 01/04/2016
Spicy Holidays in Santa Fe

In The City Different, you can enjoy Christmas all year round — as long as it's on your plate.

Author Irene Lacher Date 11/30/2015
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Author Irene Lacher Date 11/01/2015
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Author Irene Lacher Date 10/01/2015
Editor's Note
Author Irene Lacher Date 09/01/2015
The East Is (Kind of) Red

In Vietnam and Hong Kong, capitalist communist is not an oxymoron.

Author Irene Lacher Date 06/01/2015
A Gourmet Getaway In Pismo Beach

Pismo’s special events and laid-back ambience make it a magnet for the mushrooming San Luis Obispo wine-country audience.

Author Irene Lacher Date 06/01/2015
A Tale of Two Santa Barbara Hotels

One is long established, the other spanking new, but they have at least one thing in common — impressive pet-friendly policies.

Author Irene Lacher Date 02/09/2015
Beauty Without the Nips and Tucks

New noninvasive technologies are taking the artifice and downtime out of helping grown-ups look younger

Author Irene Lacher Date 02/09/2015
An Aging Pink Lady Gets a Facelift

La Jolla’s La Valencia Hotel gets an update that stays true to its historic roots

Author Irene Lacher Date 09/01/2014
Maui Wowie

Audiences are applauding the Maui Film Festival’s heavenly outdoor screenings. 

Author Irene Lacher Date 07/01/2014
Spanish Colonial Mexico

Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende are jewel-box cities with a wealth of culture and centuries-old European architecture.

Author Irene Lacher Date 06/02/2014
Ojai's Gardens of Eden

The city’s natural charms and spiritual ambience make it a Shangri-La for locals and visitors alike. 

Author Irene Lacher Date 04/03/2014