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Flaming Gorge: Filling up on off-season service

With nothing but coffee and road-trip food—sunflower seeds, tortilla chips, tangerines, and chocolate—to fuel us until we reached the Red Canyon Lodge's restaurant, my husband and I nearly sank our teeth into the menu.

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Little Bighorn Battlefield and Custer's Last Stand

Whenever I visit the museum at the Little Bighorn Battlefield—the site of George Custer’s famous “last stand” in Eastern Montana—I come away with two major reactions.

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Hopland, Calif.: With the hops gone, maybe they should call it Grapeland

Stay alert as you pass through the tiny Hopland on Highway 101 and you’ll spot two unusual barn-like buildings topped by cupolas.

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Salt Lake City: Little touches can make a big impression

As travelers, we can sometimes feel like the world is busy thinking up cruel new ways to take away our stuff—Hand over the moisturizer, ma’am!which is why I’ve learned to relish the freebies that get thrown my way on a trip.

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Kelso: Sand dunes sing a low refrain

It’s beautiful and eerie. Kind of like a distant foghorn, or someone playing a cello, or maybe the approach of an alien spaceship. Making the Kelso Dunes sing has to be one of the most exhilarating things one can do on a pile of sand.

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Hello, Mr. Lincoln: The best Disneyland attraction you might have missed

In the stampede to get to the E-ticket rides, most folks run right past “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln,” a wonderful relic from the early days of the park.

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Grand Teton: Spring biking in winter conditions, car-free

Plow it and bikes will come.

Spring in Grand Teton National Park can be difficult. The ranger-led snowshoe tours end mid March, but the road through the park remains closed to cars until May 1.

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Grand Teton: Tour the park, avoid the crowds

About a dozen of us were there for Grand Teton Lodge Company Historian Mary McKinney’s weekly tour of the lodge’s art collection. The Jackson Lake Lodge tour isn’t the only one McKinney does. And the print article keeps those tours a secret.

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Grand Teton: Wild and scenic float on the Snake River

I moved to Jackson with the intention of staying for one year, then returning to the “real world” to begin law school. I can recall the exact moment during my second week as a Wyoming resident that I knew for sure there was no way a year would be enough time.

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Grand Teton: A little-known side trip to Phelps Lake

My parents visit my home in Jackson at least once a year. Because my father believes Wyoming winters to be the direct work of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, they inevitably arrive during the summer months.

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