Under the Idaho Sun


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


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


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!


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


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


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 »

The Sunny Side of Oregon

Snowcapped peaks decorate the drive to Sisters.

by Emily Fagan
April 29, 2015

  From royal-blue Crater Lake to the outdoorsy yet cosmopolitan city of Bend, this high-desert playground is flanked by the captivating Three Sisters peaks and perennially unattached Mount Bachelor   Central Oregon is protected from the Pacific Ocean’s wet storms and moist air by the towering... Read more »

Wisconsin Charmer

Devil’s Lake was formed by ancient glacial activity. Natural overlooks on the trails above the waterway give visitors a peek at its unique geology.

by Jack Ballard
April 29, 2015

  There’s a more natural side to the Midwest’s bustling Waterpark Capital, with magnificent riverside cliffs, rock formations, breathtaking parks and nature preserves   So extraordinary was a series of rapids on the otherwise placid Wisconsin River that early French explorers dubbed them... Read more »

Highway of Genius

Step back in time at Hannibal’s Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

by Pamela Selbert
April 2, 2015

  Route 36 through Missouri connects Kansas to Illinois and showcases small towns and the American innovators and inventors who lived there   Viewed on a road map, U.S. Route 36 across Missouri resembles a belt, spanning the state at its narrowest point, 200 miles of horizontal road connecting... Read more »

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