Travel

A village of lights: Leavenworth, Washington during the Holidays
Photo Courtesy Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce

A Village of Lights: Leavenworth, Washington

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It’s been my good fortune to have traveled extensively during my lifetime, and much of that has taken place in the western U.S. from Alaska to Mexico. Some towns hold a special appeal and keep calling me back. Each state has probably two or three towns that hold that appeal. The small town of Leavenworth, Wash., has a particularly strong pull at Christmas.
Teton Valley Idaho

Visit Teton County, Idaho for Year-Round Fun

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Looking for year-round activities in one of the most beautiful mountain regions in the world? Then head for Teton County, Idaho, an area blessed with breath-taking scenery and lots to do and see.
Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail

Wheeling on the White Rim Trail

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Grab an opportunity this upcoming year to experience the endless remoteness of Canyonlands National Park via a scenic overlook or wheeling on the White Rim Trail.
Tips for first-time snowbirds

Five Tips for First-Time Snowbirds

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We did plenty of things right for first-timers. But we also did plenty wrong. No matter, we acquired useful lessons along the way that other potential snowbirds might benefit from. For anyone pondering a southern migration for the first time, these five tips may prove helpful.
Nelson, BC

Head North of the Border to Nelson, British Columbia

The West Kootenays, just north of the Idaho border in British Columbia, provide an enticing playground for visitors. The mountains, lakes, and rivers are the backdrop to outdoor recreation that draws skiers, hikers, paddlers, and mountain bikers. It also draws those who simply want to enjoy a beautiful drive through stunning mountain scenery, coniferous forests, gorgeous wildflowers, and a number of Provincial Parks.