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Road Trip: Oregon

Whether indoors at a too-cool underground venue in Portland with a craft beer in hand or outdoors among the towering evergreens, there’s no shortage of adventure in the Beaver State.

Road Trip: Washington

The ferry ride lasted a little more than 20 minutes after leaving Point Defiance, but the misty breeze had me feeling as though I was crossing an endless sea. Clearly, I’ve been...

The Last Great Beach Town

Our bartender in San Diego scrunched up her face with an incredulous look and asked, “Oceanside? Why are you going there?” This was a common sentiment among citified southern Californians who still...

Road Trip: California

Time for the sunshine state to shine: California road trip tips and destinations for the traveling soul.

Alpine Getaway: Alta’s Snowpine Lodge

Hosting luxe vacations and weddings, staycays and elevated evenings out, Alta’s Snowpine Lodge is a mountain hot spot, all year round. Go ahead and call it a comeback: Snowpine Lodge—the oldest building at Alta—has...

Road Trip: Arizona

Get out of the cold and discover art and design in the Sonoran Desert Scottsdale, Arizona is Phoenix’s posh neighbor, dotted with gated communities, resorts, spas and fancy hotels. While Arizona, in general,...

Worth the Trip: Strange Scenes Along Scenic Byway 89

Inside the “Jewel of Kanab,” the first modern home in Kane County, feels more like a mausoleum than a museum, preserving the remains of the day-to-day life of Mormon polygamist settlers, down...

Road Trip: Montana

The fanny pack felt a little silly when I strapped it around my waist. The manufacturer calls it a “trail runner neoprene bear spray holster,” but we all know it’s a fanny...

Road Trip: Yonder Escalante Resort

After 2020 wrecked even the best-laid travel plans, many of us learned to appreciate the simple pleasures of a good, old-fashioned road trip. Yonder Escalante (2020 West, UT-12, Escalante), which opened in...

Road Trip: Idaho

The ridgeline cut a toothy silhouette across the eastern sky. The stillness in the air, a serene contrast to the dramatic peaks piercing the horizon, was undercut only by the heartbeat pounding...

Road Trip: Colorado

My left hand clung desperately to the perimeter rope as I craned my neck keeping my face above the whitewash. The chill of the Arkansas’s churning water hit with a shock even...

Utah Field Guide: The Bear Lake Monster

Bear Lake offers one of Utah’s most scenic vistas. As you crest the hill of Logan Canyon into Rich County, the lake sprawls out into a vivid, sparkling blue jewel defining the valley...

Hole in One: The Perfect Socially Distant Sport

To me, golf has always just evoked images of stuffy businessmen in visors, and it is still officially the most boring sport to watch on TV. But I have to admit that...

A Road Trip Through Wyoming

Oh my God. It’s full of stars.” Mary exclaims, nodding to the famous line from 2001: A Space Odyssey. But what else can you say from underneath a blanket of stars on the outskirts...

Mexico in a nutshell

Travel “experts”, by which I mean those with a national byline, advise that the best time to visit Mexico City is between March and May. That may be true, but my advice, based...

It Ain’t All About the Chairlift Anymore

The venerable chairlift has been the primary tool used to ascend hills on skis since the prototype appeared on the slopes of Sun Valley in 1936. Its ubiquity is embodied by the...
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