There’s a reason Utah’s claims to have the “Greatest Snow on Earth.” Spend a month here, as I just did, and you’ll see this state’s winter splendor for yourself. Continue reading “These front-seat selfies reveal Utah’s winter splendor”
Maybe you’ve never heard of Snowbasin or Powder Mountain, two ski resorts a short drive east of Ogden, Utah. Continue reading Powder Mountain, Snowbasin stir memories of Olympics past — and a few thrills
Before my feet touched the ground, I knew something was wrong. I felt that familiar sore throat, the feverish chills, the body aches and fatigue. Continue reading How to get better in Boulder, Colorado (and find time for a few turns)
The suburbs of Arizona’s most populous city are probably the last place you’d expect to find adventure. But you don’t have to look far past the walls of its master-planned communities to discover a wilder side of this place. Continue reading Finding a little adventure and a lot of grapefruit in the Valley of the Sun
This sure doesn’t feel like Salt Lake City.
My kids had no idea what that meant when I said that as we were strolling the streets of Utah’s capital. They weren’t here decades ago when I saw the old Salt Lake City, a less vibrant and interesting place than the one they were experiencing. Continue reading “Salt Lake City acquires a new taste for adventure. Have a bite.”
Arches. Bryce. Canyonlands. Capitol Reef. Zion. The mere mention of their names evokes images of Technicolor desertscapes, vermilion cliffs and vivid sunsets. They are Utah’s “Mighty Five” national parks. Continue reading On a hike through Utah’s ‘Mighty Five,’ the rocks are surreal but the anvils are imaginary
Reno, Nev., used to be my favorite road stop on the way to Lake Tahoe. I had a preferred 7-11 service station where I could check the tread on my snow tires and fuel up, an In-N-Out Burger joint, and within a few minutes, I was on my way to some of the world’s best skiing. Continue reading You’ll never believe what I found on the other side of Reno
In Arizona’s Sonoran desert, things aren’t always what they seem.
Like those pigs scurrying around the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a botanical garden a few miles outside of Tucson.
Continue reading “Wheeling around Tucson, where things aren’t always what they seem”
With its iconic painted deserts and vast, seemingly endless roads, Arizona is the ultimate off-the-beaten-path destination. But visit the Grand Canyon state during the off-season, when all the visitors have gone home, and it’s a special kind of quiet. Continue reading Happy trails (and a pumpkin or two) off the beaten path in Arizona