RoVing Colorado

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by Lynette Chilcoat
August 31, 2015

  Trading in a tent for a travel trailer, the author renews her sense of wonder for her home state and steers clear of bears   I’m not afraid of bears but I don’t want one crawling in bed with me. As a Colorado native who has spent many decades tent camping high in the Rocky Mountain... Read more »

Autumn in the Grand Tetons

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by Al Swanson
August 31, 2015

  Northwestern Wyoming’s impressive “mountains of the imagination” paint a grand backdrop for the meandering Snake River and fall’s dazzling kaleidoscope of deciduous trees   “What beautiful mountains these are,” I exclaimed to my wife, as we drove down U.S. Highway 191 in Wyoming... Read more »

Grand Canyon of Texas

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by Donna Ikenberry
August 28, 2015

  Twenty miles south of Amarillo in the notoriously flat Texas Panhandle, Palo Duro Canyon surprises with spectacularly colorful rock formations, a bonanza of wildlife and an epic Lone Star musical   Mention the Grand Canyon, and most folks immediately think of Arizona’s Grand Canyon National... Read more »

Under the Idaho Sun

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by Emily Fagan
July 30, 2015

  Tucked in the Sawtooth Mountains, the intimate winter ski town of Sun Valley shines each summer with arts, entertainment, recreation, scenery and celebrity sightings The community of Sun Valley is a tiny piece of paradise tucked into the majestic Sawtooth Mountains in the middle of Idaho. A... Read more »

Wayfaring in the White Mountains

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by Lisa Ballard
July 28, 2015

  A mother-and-son team hikes, bikes, paddleboards and zip-lines through New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley and discovers rolling countryside, lakeside beaches and waterfalls spilling into pristine pools As a lifelong skier and former resident of New Hampshire who has schussed the slopes... Read more »

Montana’s Small Town With a Big History

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by Jack Ballard
July 1, 2015

  Following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, the author rediscovers his roots in Three Forks, where the Madison, Gallatin and Jefferson rivers converge at the headwaters of the Missouri River His name was Clyde. In my 20 years of education, he was the only fellow student who offered me fresh... Read more »

What a Rush!

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by Lisa Ballard
June 29, 2015

  Whet your appetite for adventure at Niagara Falls, where there’s more to do in this fascinating border-crossing region than being enthralled by the mighty waterfalls   Honeymooners have traveled to Niagara Falls since before Napoleon ruled France. In fact, Napoleon’s younger brother,... Read more »

Wyoming’s Spook Route

A miner’s wagon and abandoned cabins stand at the edge of South Pass City.

by Lisa Densmore Ballard
June 2, 2015

  Across the Cowboy State, the promise of riches drew pioneering miners to seek their fortunes in precious metals. The once-bustling mining settlements now preserve a vibrant chapter of frontier history. Step back in time as we take you to some of Wyoming’s best-kept ghost towns   The Cowboy... Read more »

Mississippi’s Scenic Highway 1

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by Pamela Selbert
June 2, 2015

  Journey into the land that gave birth to the blues and experience deep-rooted traditions, small-town charm, and the history and flavor of the South   When my husband, Guy, and I are planning a trip, we always scan the road map — yes, the old-fashioned foldout kind — for designated scenic routes... Read more »

In Search of Giants

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by Peter Lewis
May 29, 2015

  Visitors come from all over the world to hike through California’s primeval forests and stand in awe beneath canopies of ancient redwoods and giant sequoias, the tallest trees on earth   Among California’s unique attractions are the world’s tallest trees, massive conifers that can live for... Read more »

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