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Mountains

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Some of My Favorite Things in Switzerland’s Lake Geneva Region

By Hope S. Philbrick
“The hills are alive with the sound of music” sounded silly to me. While I appreciate a good musical and just about anything Julie Andrews belts out, the words didn’t make sense: It’s not the Alps…

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Family Fun in the OC Without the Mouse

Story and photos by Clint Williams
Orange County in Southern California is a place you don’t know much about and that’s too bad. Los Angeles County to the north has, well, Los Angeles and all the cultural icons associated with…

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Well Traveled – Canada’s Wine Country is in Native Territory

By Pamela Irving
I swirl the NK’MIP Reisling ice wine around my teeth, nibble on local artisan Carmelli’s goat cheese, my feet up on the balcony at Spirit Ridge Resort with a white fleecy robe wrapped against the evening chill.…

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In the Shenandoah Valley: Wineries, History and Some Drama on the Zip-Line

Story and photos by John Griffin
When I was a child, my father would occasionally sing that old ballad, “Shenandoah, I long to see you …” I could hear the words again echoing across the years when a friend invited…

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Well Traveled – Man Meets Nature at Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies

Story and photos by Ken Irving
Two thousand feet above the valley floor, my right foot grips a quarter-inch ledge above nine pitches of exposed vertical rock. My left foot searches the hard grey wall for a blemish, anything to…

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Southern Hodgepodge of Activities and Sites Keep the Ozarks Interesting

Story and photos by Bobby L. Hickman
Whether you want to spend some time with Mother Nature or just drive through the mountains and investigate the view your windshield offers, the Arkansas Ozarks will appeal to many, especially those who…

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Never Boring in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
The tiny flashlight was pointed downward as I deftly negotiated the dirt and pebble-strewn path toward the hot springs. But my eyes kept drifting high above the trees, at a mesmerizing sky ablaze with…

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Lake Tahoe’s Small Towns Grab You and Don’t Let Go

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
After more than a week on the road, I quickly realize the most profound statements during my trip have come from a barely-20 year-old busboy standing on the water’s edge at the Sunnyside Lodge.…

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A Scenic Driving Tour of Northern New Mexico

By Hope S. Philbrick
If you fight traffic as part of your daily commute, it may be difficult to imagine that a driving vacation could be stress-free, relaxing, and, yes, even fun. But New Mexico offers all that with its…

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Camping Connection – From Natural Disasters to Natural Beauties

By Bill Steiden
A vast, open field at a mile’s elevation in North Carolina, bisected by a tumbling river and surrounded by green peaks.
A languid lake filled with the drowned corpses of a great cypress forest in a lonely…

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