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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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Featured Journey: Farm stays

Writer Michelle Nowak explains the Italian concept of agritourismo, or vacationing on a working farm, and how it translates into American culture. Also: She likes figs.

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Featured Destination: Seattle

Seattle is at once sedate, beautiful, and known as the birthplace of one of rock music's great eras.

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