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Old North Trail: The importance of oral histories

Researching the Old North Trail outside Choteau, Mont., for an article I wrote for VIA, I was amazed at how oral history—knowledge passed down generationally from old to young—kept this trail alive.

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Enchanted Forest: The next generation arrives

At its heart, Enchanted Forest is a family affair, with two of founder Roger Tofte’s daughters and several grandchildren involved in day-to-day operations at the park.

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Nipton: Small-town life in the Mojave Desert

If you like the desolate charm of towns on the backside of nowhere, Nipton is for you.

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Butte Creek Mill: Grinding since 1872

Driving out to Eagle Point, Oregon to visit the Butte Creek Mill can feel like running a gauntlet.

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Monterey Peninsula: Monterey Bay Aquarium an idea ahead of its time

Building an aquarium along Cannery Row was an inspired idea. All you have to do to recognize that is take a gander at the lines of people waiting to get into the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Monterey Peninsula: Great seafood, even where you don't expect it

Road Journals Blog—My favorite restaurant in Monterey is by no means elegant. While plenty of restaurants in town offer sweeping views of Monterey Bay, my favorite has no views at all beyond glimpses of the parking lot. It’s not even conveniently located.

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Monterey Peninsula: Carmel, a dog-lover's paradise

Carmel, Calif., is the dog-friendliest town I have ever visited in a long career of traveling with four-legged friends.

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Monterey Peninsula: The fairytale houses of Carmel-by-the-Sea

My sister’s in-laws have a lovely summer cabin in Charlevoix, Michigan. The first time I visited, I was delighted to discover dozens of fanciful houses in town, dubbed “mushroom houses,” designed by local architect Earl A. Young in the 1920s.

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Monterey Peninsula: The majesty of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

I had just stepped out of the car at Whaler’s Cove, one of the first stops along the drive through Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, when I saw it: a magnificent California brown pelican, standing on a rock 30 feet out in the water.

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Monterey Pensinsula: History for the taking

When I’d set aside part of the day to explore the Monterey State Historic Park, I didn't have the weather in mind. I was hardly enthusiastic about spending part of this glorious day in a museum.

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