Wendy Lee

Wendy Lee is an award-winning travel writer based in Newport Beach, California. She's called Southern California home for over forty years and loves exploring every nook and cranny of it. Her work has appeared in publications such as Travel Awaits, Matador Network and Business Insider.

All Articles From Wendy Lee

6 Historic Los Angeles Restaurants That Are Still Doing It Right

These decades-old institutions are always worth a visit

Where to Go for Lunch in Downtown LA

An array of pastries and LA’s original food hall are waiting for you

The 8 Best Dive Bars in SF, According to a Top Sommelier

Phillip Acquafresca of the Absinthe Group shares his favorite spots for grabbing a cheap drink

A Pro Surfer’s Guide to California’s Best Surf Towns

Huntington Beach native Brett Simpson shares his favorite surf spots — and all the best nearby eats

A Michelin-Starred Chef’s Guide to the Santa Ynez Valley

Chef Daisy Ryan's tips for visiting this gorgeous part of Central California begin with wine and end with Steinbeck

An Insider's Guide to Napa, Courtesy of Winemaker Chris Carpenter

The one thing that annoys locals, a restaurant you can’t miss and other tips

5 Wines Sommelier Marcus Slosek Is Drinking at Home

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Somm has given us a marvelous — and pretty reasonably priced — wine-centric bucket list

Running His Own Record Label Was Just a Warm-Up for This LA Firefighter

From the music industry to brush fires, Kairi Brown's career has been non-stop