Trail of the Ancients

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article and photos by Alan Rider
September 5, 2013

  This National Scenic Byway in Utah and Colorado offers new mysteries of a vanished civilization at every turn In an age where scientists have been able to explain the workings of everything from the smallest subatomic particles to the movements of distant galaxies, I’m happy to report there’s... Read more »

Exploring Historic Route 66: Part IV

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Pamela Selbert
July 5, 2013

After two adventurous days in and around Flagstaff, Arizona, we bade farewell to the smiling Route 66 chainsaw-sculpture bear at Woody Mountain Campground and headed west toward Williams. This fourth and final stretch of the Mother Road would take us, over the next 10 days, to the end of the line at... Read more »

A Day In Louisville: Southern Breakfast, Bourbon Tasting and Horse Racing

Louisville Horse racing-Reid Palmer

Nicholas Upton
June 20, 2013

Louisville, Ky., is well known for two things: bourbon and horse racing, but the city of 250,000 has barrels full of other attractions. Visitors could easily find a week’s worth of entertainment in town.   Any seasoned southern traveler knows that a day that starts with a southern breakfast is... Read more »

Fishing in Florida

A sailfish leaps out of the water along Stuart's coast.

Patricia Strutz
June 20, 2013

Florida’s tagline is the “Fishing Capital of the World.” The city of Stuart, population 15,000, must be its headquarters. Blessed with an abundance of water — the Atlantic Ocean and the St. Lucie and Indian rivers — the area offers world-class fishing and miles of sandy beaches. Yet, with a... Read more »

A Day in San Diego: West Mex, Snorkeling and Bonfires

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Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
May 16, 2013

In many ways, San Diego lives up to its nickname of America’s Finest City.  The metropolis of 1.3 million holds so many natural and cultural attractions that just about anyone can have a fine time.  The No. 1 attraction is, of course, the beach. You could spend a week wandering up and down the... Read more »

Exploring Historic Route 66: Part III

HOLBROOK, AZ

Pamela Selbert
April 25, 2013

By early morning of day 10 on our five-week Route 66 odyssey we had said goodbye to Amarillo, Texas, and were watching this town of horses, cowboys, rodeos and more fade from view in our pickup’s rearview mirror. For the next two weeks we would be en route to Flagstaff, Arizona, a trip that includes... Read more »

A Day in Nashville: Honky-Tonks and Hot Chicken

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Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
December 20, 2012

Music is the lifeblood of Nashville, and honky-tonks are the heart, pumping out new sounds from morning to night.   Once upon a time, these venues were rural barrooms blurring the line between a saloon and a dancehall.  Farmers, miners and other blue-collar workers filed in for a whiskey or beer and... Read more »

January Web Exclusives: Route 66 Area Attractions (Part 1)

CUSTOMIZED 49 MERCURY AT SPRINGFLD, IL

Pamela Selbert
December 5, 2012

CHICAGO: ADLER PLANETARIUM AND ASTRONOMY MUSEUM, 1300 South Lake Shore Drive; phone 312-922-7827; web site www.adlerplanetarium.org.  This first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere offers displays about astronomy, telescopes, space exploration, a Sky Show and much more.  THE FIELD MUSEUM, 1400... Read more »

New Mexico’s El Malpais National Monument

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Donna Ikenberry
December 5, 2012

El Malpais may mean “the badlands” in Spanish, but there’s nothing ugly about the place. In fact, it is a little-known treasure in New Mexico. Pronounced El Malpais (mal-pie-EES), the national monument was established in 1987 and preserves 114,277 acres. The monument is a stark, but phenomenally... Read more »

Galveston: A Sandy Nest for Snowbirds

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Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
November 28, 2012

Can you hear it? The call of the snowbird is echoing through the crisp air all around us, imploring us all to follow the geese southward to greener pastures and new adventures.  If you can heed the call, and crave an oceanic nest for a little while, Galveston, Texas, is a sweet, sandy spot with plenty... Read more »

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