In this episode of the California Now Podcast, elite climber Kevin Jorgeson joins host Soterios Johnson for a breakdown of California’s best climbing—including everything from beginner expeditions to expert-level adventures. Jorgeson notes that climbing, for him, is "like oxygen" but his pal Jonny Moseley did not particularly like the experience of being strapped to a rock far above terra firma. Click on the video below for more on that subject....

Jorgeson also shares why Yosemite National Park is one of his favorite places in the world. As he points out, “Everywhere you look is just stunning.”

After that, author Ann Marie Brown takes the outdoorsy theme up a notch by revealing her top five campgrounds in the Golden State. Her recommendations showcase California's incredible diversity, including a beach campground in the northwest corner of the state, a mountaintop spot, and a few sites in Joshua Tree National Park that are perfect for stargazing.

The episode concludes with a conversation with fashion expert Ruthie Friedlander. She highlights some of the best boutiques in Los Angeles and shares the made-in-California brands most coveted by her colleagues at InStyle