The Caribbean has often been a popular summer destination for Las Vegas tourists looking to escape the heat and get a little rest and relaxation. And whether you’re looking to laze on a beach, spend your days hiking in rainforests, or party with other young solo travelers, Panama is guaranteed to have what you’re looking for in a week off from the daily grind.
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Shortly before a recently scheduled hike in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Peter Tremayne called to change plans.
Tucked away in northern Arizona, Flagstaff is known for its thriving arts and music scene against a backdrop of thriving outdoor activities. The city itself hosts weekend festivals and brings in desert lovers from across the country, but volcanic mountain ranges, hiking trails and ancient Native American civilizations can be found just outside the city’s boundaries.
One of the famous landmarks in Grants Pass is a large sign hovering over the city’s downtown proclaiming, in big white letters: “It’s the Climate.”
As the World Cup reached unprecedented levels of popularity the past two weeks in the United States, the question has again arisen: Is this the time Americans finally embrace soccer as a mainstream sport? For thousands of Americans who traveled to Brazil, though, that time came years ago.
Detroit certainly has its financial woes as the largest U.S. city to undergo bankruptcy. But that doesn’t mean visitors have to break their own banks to experience some impressive attractions. Here are five things tourists and natives alike can take in for free.
Through Oct. 18, Cedar City, Utah: Utah Shakespeare Festival. This season’s plays include “Twelfth Night,” “The Comedy of Errors” and “Measure for Measure.” Matinee and evening performances. Dark Sundays. 800-752-9849. www.bard.org .
If one can avoid becoming frustrated with the construction delays on the way to Cedar City, Utah, it’s worth the effort, especially for those attending the Shakespeare festival this summer. Just don’t go there thinking you’ll find a mini Manhattan.
After a tasty dinner of enchilada pie packed with sliced zucchini, yellow squash and bison meat, two touring bicyclists — Elizabeth from Utah and Nancy from California — strolled from their campsite at Bryce Canyon National Park to the canyon rim for a peek at the sunset.
Orange-red sand dunes accented by tall ponderosa pines, pinyons and junipers create a striking and unusual landscape in Southern Utah’s Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.
Atlantic City is planning a series of events to attract gay tourists, who are becoming an increasingly important part of the resort’s growth strategy.
From the roadway, traveling at 75 miles per hour, the area surrounding the town of Terry, Mont. looks flat and unremarkable, but those who venture off the interstate will be amazed by the terrain hiding in the Terry Badlands.
he Jersey shore’s main attraction is undoubtedly its 127 miles of beautiful beaches. And even with its reputation as one of only a tiny handful of spots in the country that make you pay for the privilege of dipping your toes in the surf, there are still a few beaches in New Jersey that you can use for free.
As the gap between the wealthiest travelers and everyone else has widened, so has the way people are experiencing vacations. The wealthy are looking for ever-more pampering. Many others are seeking new ways to economize.
The beautiful area offers picnicking, camping, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, biking and ATV trail riding in summer; splendid color and hunting in autumn; and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in winter.
On orders from Congress, airline passengers are about to pay more for security screening.
Though it’s just a few hours away from Las Vegas, Phoenix’s vibrant cultural scene makes it worth a weekend getaway. From the museums to the music to the endless golf courses, Phoenix is an oasis in the middle of a desert, ripe and ready for visitors.
A biometric identity verification system is coming to McCarran International Airport. New York-based Alclear LLC said it would launch service at McCarran this summer and travelers enrolled in the system are expected to move through security lines in less than five minutes.
Jamming as much as possible into carry-on luggage has become routine for travelers, considering the fees many airlines charge for checking baggage. But those bags may be barred from overhead bins this summer.
One can’t help but notice the essence of Brazil and its pulsing rhythm. The sing-song calls of the beach hawker, to the echoing roar of soccer fans, there is an intangible percussive quality.
Brennan Karle is a Las Vegas teacher who covers prep sports for the Review-Journal. He’s in Brazil for the World Cup and will be sharing electronic postcards on his experiences.
Visits to National Parks and heritage sites give insight into key moments in U.S. history, serving as powerful reminders about where we’ve come from. Yet there are growing concerns about how to preserve these sites for futures generation in the face of climate change.
You could spend years exploring the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Parkcq in Utah, yet barely shorten the list of wonders still to see there.