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Rainbow Lodge: Sierra Nevada Secret

Once a stagecoach stop, Rainbow Lodge still lures travelers off Highway 80.

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Dining in Alameda, Calif.

Known for its small-town charm, the island city of Alameda is big on tasty eats, which include a classic American breakfast and refined Italian fare.

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Lamb Cook-Off in Colorado: Who's to Judge?

What's it like to be a judge at Vail's American Lamb Cook-Off? A writer tells all.

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Celebrating California Native Plants

In these thirsty times, gardeners and plant lovers alike are learning to appreciate California natives, gorgeous and often overlooked botanical beauties.

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Rose Gardens of Northern California

Five sweet gardens deliver acres of roses, including hybrid teas, new varieties, antique roses, and all-time favorites.

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Mexican Food in the Salinas Valley

Put these five south-of-the-border eateries at the top of your list next time you visit the Salinas Valley.

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Kolob Canyons: A Zion National Park Secret

Check out Kolob Canyons in Zion's northwest corner for a less-visited, but spectacular, backcountry.

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Sacramento's Old City Cemetery

Whether you like history, architecture, flowers, or birding, the Old City Cemetery makes for a fascinating day trip.

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Outdoor Adventures on the Island of Hawaii

Swim with a manta ray, sail on a zip line through a lush forest, explore a volcanic landscape, and ride a horse into an Edenic valley on the Big Island.

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World's Tallest Thermometer

Like quirky roadside attractions? Check out this sky-high thermometer in Baker, Calif.

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