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Ski Utah…or Don’t

By Hope S. Philbrick
What are couples to do if one partner loves to ski but the other person doesn’t? Of course separate vacations are one option (and, until this year, what Dean and I chose), but Ski Utah has…

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A Texan In Botswana – Part One

By John Griffin
Planning a safari takes time. You have to research the camp options available as well as the best time of year to travel. Most of all you have to decide the reasons you are going. Is it…

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Two Great Reasons to Visit Phoenix Now: Golf and Value

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
In college, when nobody had any money, we’d wait until noon to get the best golf deals, and end up dragging our pull carts nine holes for a mere $2. It was a steal,…

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In Aspen, Boomers Conquer Moguls

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
The run was named FIS, but as I slid down it, headfirst on my back, my first thoughts were F%$# I’m Screwed.
While I would joke about renaming that bumped-up, black-diamond run on Aspen…

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Golf + Mother Nature = Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
Night was falling and a full moon rising when we stumbled into a man in back of the hotel wielding a pair of scissors. Fortunately for us, he was only in search of fresh…

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Camping Connection – Florida’s Flatwater

By Bill Steiden
The popular image of canoeing is eternally linked with 1972’s Deliverance – four men shooting deadly Class V rapids on a wild, remote river in wooden canoes. And that wasn’t the riskiest part of their adventure.

But…

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Golfing the Emerald Isle On My Own – But Definitely Not Alone

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
The fifty-something Irish salesman sucked down another vodka-diet as if one more might make my comments seem perfectly sensible.
You? A woman? From America? In Ireland? All by yourself? Traveling? Alone? Here?
Imagine if…

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Camping Connection – Small & Stylish, Teardrops Are Worth a Look

By Bill Steiden
There’s a good reason Elkhart, Ind., is the epicenter of U.S. unemployment. It’s the capital of recreational vehicle manufacturing at a time when spending on luxury items, such as RVs, is declining fast, and fuel prices are…

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A Well Kept Secret in South Carolina’s Golden Corner

By Chris Reinolds
Photos by Alex Kozelle
In the silvery early morning mist, the triathletes came dribbling across the finish line. Most looked relieved and drained after a swim and hilly bike and run through the Lake Jocassee area of…

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Camping Connection – When the Twinkling Lights Are City Lights

By Bill Steiden
One of the big draws for most who go camping is a change in surroundings from our workaday urban or suburban world. We want to see trees, streams, fields, mountains – something other than cars and concrete…

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