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Utah No. 1 in Awesome


If you’re like us, you’re gritting your teeth that Fodor’s, the uncool travel guide, has chosen Utah as the Top Destination in the galaxy.

That, of course, means our fantastic, somewhat unsullied outdoors will be even more overrun with tracks-leaving, generally obnoxious hominids.


Fodor’s pointed to “the newly expanded Park City, the largest single ski and snowboard resort in the U.S.”, “five outstanding national parks,” and “unforgettable experiences like viewing fossils at Dinosaur National Monument, rafting the Colorado River or staying at a working ranch.”

(Fordor’s amazingly didn’t even mention Utah’s peculiar liquor laws!)

SLmag’s recent feature on the Mighty Five national parks (which we had most of the world fooled into thinking were in Colorado or Arizona) gives you an idea of what is at stake. AFAR also put the parks in its top-ten listing worldwide for 2016.


On the other hand, maybe the incoming tsunami of tourist cash will convince the Legislature that ecotourism and hospitality, rather than mineral and oil and gas extraction is the way to grow.


By the way, if you’re lovin’ on these posters, you can order them and more from the artists themselves. Go to our digital edition, page 83, for the deets.

Our Jan/Feb issue is out on stands now! This issue means so much to us. Made with lots of love and tears. We hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy every moment of reading it. ❤️ ...

Here's one from our upcoming Jan/Feb issue out on stands in just a few days. We hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy every moment of reading it.⁠

Mary photobombs Lisa Barlow at the premiere party for Real Housewives of Salt Lake. Below is a snippet from Mary's last editor's letter:⁠

"It’s all a little crazy.⁠
Sometime in 2020, the world stopped making sense for a lot of us. Between one of the ugliest election cycles the U.S. has ever been through and the most mysterious disease most of us have ever experienced, normal was canceled. We can’t get together with friends, hug our loved ones, be in the room with them when they die. But somehow we have to go on, right? Somehow we have to continue to work and love and laugh. This issue of Salt Lake magazine holds a lot of frivolity, the main one being an extremely silly TV show, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. There I am in a pink fur coat in a car with our cover housewife, Lisa Barlow and her boys."⁠

Pick up our Jan/Feb issue at your local grocer and read the full letter. ❤️

Link in bio to subscribe.

We love you so much, Salt Lake ❤️⁠

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday. Be merry, be bright and be good for goodness sake! ✨

Skip the milk and cookies this holiday and leave out something that Santa really wants 🍺😉🎅⁠

Check out our local holiday beer round up for last minute gift ideas! Link in bio!

Mary's last-minute holiday gift ideas from last year are still as true and relevant today...⁠

"The planet we live with and the creatures on it need all kinds of things. Polar bears need presents, tree frogs in the Amazon need gifts, our Utah canyons and our national parks need help."⁠

Check the link in bio for full write up.

There was never a time there wasn’t Mary Malouf. Until now. Today, Mary died when a rogue wave swept her out to sea off the coast of Northern California. Only she – perhaps the world’s foremost lover of Bronte, BBC mysteries and, of course, Moby Dick – would appreciate such poetic drama.

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.” — Mary Brown Malouf. Ooops. Herman Mellville.