The feeling had been nagging at me for years, the urge to ride a bicycle along the Pacific Ocean in North County, that area north of San Diego. From Oceanside through Carlsbad and Encinitas to Solana Beach, Del Mar and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. All on old U.S. 101, the coastal road.
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Here's a list of getaways for the month of August.
Ely is much like the mines that made it, nearly broke it and partially sustain it today: It doesn't look like much on the surface, but scrape away the dust and the dirt and you'll uncover more than a few gems.
For outdoor lovers in Southern Nevada, summer temperatures can bring out severe cases of cabin fever. It is difficult locating a hiking or biking destination with moderate temperatures that isn't crowded and isn't too far away.
The route through the Sierra Nevadas runs through historic towns, follows streams, overlooks lakes, traverses ranch country and climbs several foothill summits.
As much as locals love Las Vegas, sometimes you have to get away from it all for a day, or even an afternoon. Luckily, the desert (and even the city) is full of surprises and quiet places to avoid the hustle and bustle of Sin City.
Fort Verde State Historical Park in Arizona preserves remnants of frontier history during turbulent times of the late 1800s.
Southern Utah’s Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park comprises a unique geological area, the gorgeous sands colored by iron oxide from the eroding Navajo sandstone found throughout the state’s color country.
One of the reasons to love primitive camping over other varieties is its low cost. This stripped-down version of camping can save you money, since you will need a lot less equipment to get up close to nature: just a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack and other necessities.
Is going to Disney really a good idea when you are expecting? Here are ways to enjoy the parks even if you’ve got a growing baby bump.
Southwestern Utah’s gorgeous Kolob Terrace sweeps from the 10,000-foot heights of the Markagunt Plateau to the cliff tops of Zion Canyon. This wild and rugged area lures campers, hikers, horsemen and fishermen.
This alpine lake more than 6,000 feet above sea level, which is as much as 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, inspires so much awe that sometimes, words simply fail.
Las Vegans itching for a taste of somewhere new are only a short drive from another Western food haven: Los Angeles. Far more than avocados and quinoa, California cuisine has a breadth and depth that one has to taste to believe.
The following activities are planned in the Las Vegas region during July.
There are at least 16 new roller coasters across the country that have opened or are about to open this summer. Here are six totally worth the trip.
For many Americans, Route 66 evokes the nostalgic feelings of simpler times, mom and pop shops and early American transportation. Today, Arizona’s stretch of Route 66 is peppered with all the charm and whimsy of the earlier 20th century, including diners, ghost towns and ruins of both early car culture and Native American history.
A lush oasis where the Great Basin and Mojave Desert intersect, Pahranagat Valley in southern Lincoln County offers glimpses of a long and varied history.
The riding is casual and not taxing. At the entrance, elevation is about 3,950 feet and by the time you finish about eight miles deep into the park, the altitude is only about 500 feet higher.
With miles of white sand and turquoise waters perfect for swimming, body boarding and sailing, Hawaii’s Waimanalo Bay Beach Park topped Dr. Beach’s 25th annual top 10 list of U.S. beaches.
The ghost town of Delamar was once one of Nevada’s richest gold producers. Today its ruins nestle against a serrated range of wooded mountains south of U.S. Highway 93 on the way to Caliente.
Located about 160 miles north of Las Vegas, the park occupies more than 1,600 acres atop an ancient lake bed formed of volcanic ash, clay and silt called Bentonite.
Once a lawless boomtown, historic Pioche invites visitors to explore its colorful past. In its heyday, Pioche was home to about 10,000 residents, more than 10 times the number who call it home today.
For those looking to get out of the big city, and aren’t willing to wait until summer to do so, a quick retreat to Utah for a long weekend will provide a much needed seasonal respite. And right now is the perfect time to venture out to Utah’s gorgeous National Parks.
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