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Utah's Scenic Byway 12 is a Masterpiece

The All-American road traverses slickrock and features a petrified forest, a beautiful waterfall and gourmet dining.

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Chaco Canyon: Center of an Ancient Culture

Preserved ruins in New Mexico hint at what life was like hundreds of years ago.
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An American Safari

The Ponce family travels from their hometown of Chicago, Illinois, to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
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A Mindful Journey in Maui

Hawaii’s natural beauty is the perfect setting to slow down.
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Colorado Fourteener Side Trips

If you don't want to climb, families and non-hikers can still find plenty to do near Colorado fourteeners.
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San Francisco: A Gateway to Yosemite National Park

An easy road trip takes you from a world-class city to a top national park.
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Explore California's Redwood Coast

This scenic region runs north from San Francisco through Redwoods National and State Parks along Highway 101.
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A Two-Day Driving Tour of the San Juan Skyway

Soak in the hot springs, ride the narrow-gauge railroad or stay in a cozy lodge during this road trip.
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The Road to Hana

Challenging drive leads to beautiful vistas and simple food.
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Utah's Scenic Byway 12 is a Masterpiece

The All-American road traverses slickrock and features a petrified forest, a beautiful waterfall and gourmet dining.
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Insider's Guide to San Francisco Attractions

Tips on what to see, do, eat and drink on your next visit.
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Vintage Shopping in New Mexico

Trek through the Southwest results in coveted Stetson.
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New Mexico’s Burning Question: Green or Red Chiles?

No matter which you choose, the Hatch chile delivers big flavor.
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Unlikely Albuquerque Is a New Coffee Mecca

Coffee purveyors in the desert city provide a haven for communities.
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Glamping in Oregon

An adventure-loving couple takes a more luxurious route to celebrate their anniversary.
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Llama Trekking in New Mexico

Explore the mountains with some new furry pals.
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Canyon de Chelly: A Drive to the Home of the Navajo

Native American land inspired an iconic art form.
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Hiking to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon

Six family members immerse themselves in nature and attempt to bond.
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Zion National Park: The Intersection of Inspiration and Art

Utah's first national park spawns creativity in visitors.
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Cold Weather Photography Tips

Protect your gear and yourself from freezing temperatures.
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National Park Tradition Renews Family Ties

After suffering loss, a lifelong traveler reconnects with relatives and creates lasting memories.
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Chasing the Light in Joshua Tree National Park

College friends reunite in a desert wonderland with a deepened appreciation for each other.
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Five National Parks Near Los Angeles

All the destinations are beautiful and within a day’s drive.
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Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park

The Love family embraces winter in Colorado to experience a new adventure.
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Yellowstone National Park in Winter

During the cold-weather months, the park offers spectacular scenes of wildlife.
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Celebrate the Seasons at Yosemite National Park

From roaring waterfalls to colorful trees, the park is a year-round spectacle.
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A Traveler's Tribute to Trees

The drive from Olympic National Park to San Francisco features spectacular views of towering forests.
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Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah's national parks are beautiful during the day and turn to a magnificent spectacle at night.
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Driving Through America the Beautiful

A trip from Denver to Montana shows off the vast and varied scenery in the U.S.
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Craft Chocolate Makers Fuel Passion

Chocolate has been building to its coffee moment.
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Winter Weekend Activities in Colorado

Cold weather creates chances for unique family adventures.
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People of Haines, Alaska

For a community like Haines — population 2,508 at last count — the best way to really understand it is through its people.
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5 Midsize Cities With Thriving Art Scenes

Bigger cities such as New York or Los Angeles are well-known for their galleries, but here are five that might surprise you.
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5 Indie Bookstores Worth a Trip

These literary spots offers a unique experience in addition to a good read.
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Four Can’t-Miss Winter Destinations

Try snowboarding, dogsledding, biking or a scenic drive in one of these memorable locales.
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Bodie, California: A Ghost Town You Should Visit

About 200,000 people visit annually, but the buildings have no residents.
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Payday Getaways: Grand Lake, Colorado

Outdoor activities include kayaking and zip lining.
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The Nature of Seattle

From outdoor activities, to sustainable farming and top-notch seafood restaurants, the Seattle area offers visitors a unique flavor of the Northwest.
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Scott Otteman’s Five Most Memorable Colorado Fourteeners

A devoted hiker shares his favorite Colorado climbs and explains why each one is special.
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Fourteener Fever

For the past 25 years, Connie Gelb Otteman’s family has crisscrossed Colorado's high country on a mad mission to climb all 58 14,000-foot peaks.
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Fourteener Food

Whether searching for casual dining or something more upscale in Colorado, satisfying meals are easy to find.
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