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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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Grand Teton: Colter Bay Indian Arts Museum

A Shoshone elder and one of the most respected and collected contemporary bead workers in the West, Laine Thom is unassuming . . . at least until he gets going about his charges at the Colter Bay Indian Arts Museum.

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Tide pools: Photos in Oregon

Photographer David H. Collier braves the weather on the Oregon Coast to shoot tide pools for VIA.

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Tide pools: Photos in California

Photographer David H. Collier scours the California Coast for tide pools.

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Featured Destination: Newport, Ore.

Along the coast 130 miles southwest of Portland, Newport, Ore., is a the self-described Dungeness crab capital of the world--and so much more.

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Featured Journey: Gateway towns to national parks

Our national parks are stunning in their own ways, collectively drawing hundreds of millions of visitors each year. Many of them, however, share a trait that many people fail to consider: wonderful small towns.

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Featured Destination: Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park is one of the most far-flung and least visited of the country's national park system—which is a good thing.

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Featured Journey: Kenai Peninsula

Because it's one of the first coastal locations motorists reach upon entering Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula has become one of the 49th state's prime tourist attractions.

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