Remember the original Ghostbusters? It’s been a generation since that blockbuster showed us a spookier side of New York City. Continue reading Finding Manhattan’s Ghostbusters haunts
Ottawa is in a celebratory mood.
Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation is just a few months away — they’re calling it Canada’s “big year” — plus a round of smaller commemorations, including the 50th anniversary of the famous Ottawa swans and the 10th anniversary of the Rideu Canal as a World Heritage Site, are happening now. Continue reading “Ottawa starts the party early for its “big year””
We had the pleasure of meeting up with Rick Steves at his recording studio in Edmunds, Wash., during our most … Continue reading We’re on the Travel with Rick Steves show
If you’re a skier or snowboarder, then the winter of 2016 will be one not just for your record book, but also for the record book. And that’s particularly true of the Lake Tahoe region in California, which got slammed with ridiculous amounts of snow.
Turns out that was just the opening act. Continue reading “In Lake Tahoe, spring snow gives way to summer adventure”
Creating America’s largest ski resort looks simple on paper. Take two ginormous ski areas — Park City and Canyons — build a connecting lift, and behold: America’s biggest mountain destination!
It’s not that simple in practice. Sure, you can add a quickie gondola, rebrand the mountain as One Park City and come up with a catchy slogan (“There is Only One”), but changing the way people think about these two popular Utah resorts will take more than a season or two. Continue reading “How to become America’s largest ski resort”
No one likes highway tolls, but imagine driving down miles of rural Georgia road, only to be confronted with a gate. You’d probably wonder if it’s worth paying the $5 to visit a place like Jekyll Island. I’m glad I did. Continue reading In coastal Georgia, a toll worth paying
Southern Colorado has a secret.
If you look closely, you can discover it in the unexplored cliffs of the Needles and La Plata Mountain Ranges. If you listen, you can almost hear it whispering in the preternatural rock outcroppings of Mesa Verde National Park. Continue reading “The secrets of Southern Colorado’s Mesa Verde”
If you’ve seen one dude ranch you’ve seen ’em all, right?
There’s a moment, when you’re standing at the top of the 90-meter ski jump at Calgary’s Olympic Park tethered to a steel cable, when you ask yourself, “What am I doing?” Continue reading Feeling Calgary’s energy — and edginess
If you have a thing for European-inspired traditions, take a detour to Regina on your next North American road trip. Set squarely among Canada’s most agricultural province — a vast expanse that was once part of the Northwest Territories — Saskatchewan‘s capital is all about traditions. Continue reading “A city of tradition in the wilds of Canada’s northwest”