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- 01.04.23 : There’s a strong argument for calling the Tetons the most picturesque mountain range in the country. Photo taken from the Slide Lake area during our snowmobile tour.01.04.23 : Bison grazing in front of the Tetons. Classic Wyoming moment.01.02.23 : A clear day gave us stunning views of the Jackson Hole valley and ideal lighting for mid-slope photo shoots. Also, the image stabilization on the GoPro Hero11 is perfection.01.02.23 : Nothing says Jackson Hole like the sight of its iconic aerial tram. “Big Red” carries 100 skiers the full 4,139ft vertical rise of the resort in 9 minutes. At the top there are (weather permitting) 360 degree views of Jackson Hole and the Teton range, plus access to the wide open powder of Rendezvous Bowl.12.31.22 : New Year’s Eve Jackson-style. Hundreds of skiers slalomed down Snow King Mountain carrying red flares in the annual torchlight parade. Then they lit some stuff on fire and launched fireworks. A+ entertainment!12.31.22 : Wandering around Jackson on our first day in town. 1) “Finders/Keepers” willow sculpture by Patrick Dougherty with Snow King Resort in the background. 2) The famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. 3) Former Teton Theater neon (now Hand Fire Pizza).
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Kick of the Week: Detroit, MI
On our return from Baltimore last August, we decided to detour to Detroit, MI for the night, neither of us having ever visited. Despite the city’s reputation of abandonment, we found the food and bar scene to be vibrant, especially in the downtown … Continue reading
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National Park Kick: Arches/Canyonlands
Known for their spectacular rock formations, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are easily accessible from hwy 191 just north of Moab, UT. Use Moab as your base and schedule at least a full day in each park to get a … Continue reading
National Park Kick: Capitol Reef
Capitol Reef National Park is located in south-central Utah. Its main feature is the 100-mile long Waterpocket Fold – a giant wrinkle on the earth. The scenic park drive only offers a glimpse of the geological features found in the … Continue reading
National Park Kick: Mesa Verde
Our second park on this trip was Mesa Verde National Park. When most people think of Mesa Verde, they most likely picture Ancestral Pueblo cliff dwellings. As we discovered, this is only a small aspect of what soon became one … Continue reading
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National Park Kick: Great Sand Dunes
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve was the first stop on our 8-park adventure this summer. Our time here included hiking, trying out some sandboarding, and enjoying the peace and quiet that comes with visiting one of the lesser-known national parks. … Continue reading
Kick of the Week: Columbus, Ohio
Last Spring we spent a night in Columbus, OH on our way to Washington, DC. A 6-hour drive from Chicago, it made for a good overnight stop, and a city we had never visited. After checking in to our hotel … Continue reading
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National Park Kick: Redwood
Redwood National Park was established in 1968 to protect its namesake trees, the tallest on Earth. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, the park and adjoining state parks protect almost half of the remaining California Redwoods. Easily accessible – right off US Highway … Continue reading
National Park Kick: Everglades
Just an hour’s drive from Miami, Everglades National Park offers the perfect opportunity for a day trip to enjoy nature. Most people visit the Everglades during the dry season – November to April – to enjoy a relatively mosquito-free experience. The … Continue reading
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National Park Kick: Happy Birthday Yellowstone!
The world’s first national park turns 143 today. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a congressional act setting aside a “certain tract of land lying near the headwaters of the Yellowstone River” to be preserved as a “public park or pleasuring ground … Continue reading
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Kick of the Week: Colchagua Wine Valley, Chile
Known for its world-class red wines, the Colchagua Wine Valley in central Chile is home to over 30 wineries. Tourism is relatively new to the area, giving the experience an authentic feel, with most dining and hotel options in and around … Continue reading
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