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Giveaway: Win An Overnight Stay at Conestoga Ranch!

Giveaway closed – Congratulations Lisa Schempp! Conestoga Ranch overlooks Bear Lake’s magnificent turquoise-blue waters just outside Garden City, Utah. The glamping resort is designed to make camping easy, cozy and comfortable. For overnight accommodations, guests can choose from Grand Tents, authentically styled Conestoga wagons or traditional tents. Whichever you choose, it is outfitted with soft beds…

Nothing to Do in Salt Lake? (The Saga Continues)

As you may have heard, earlier this week some Golden State Warriors’ players said that they didn’t like Salt Lake City because there was “nothing to do” (other than dig deep into carbs at Olive Garden.) And so our little city, overflowing with neon lights and concert venues, rose from the ashes of 2017 and proclaimed that there was, in…

Off-Road Car Camping in Utah

Off-Road Car Camping is booming in Utah. From the end of World War II through the 1960s, Americans had a passionate love affair with the highway. The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 spawned thousands of miles of interstate highways connecting every major city. Never mind that the initiative was spurred by fears of nuclear…

A Guide to Salt Lake’s Neighborhoods

There are many interesting neighborhoods around Salt Lake City worth visiting. Here are the districts you need to include in your tour around Salt Lake City.    1. Southwest Valley Resting beneath the southern portion of the Oquirrh Mountains, Southwest Valley is a springboard to the outdoor activities available nearby, including biking, hiking, golfing, boating…

Old New Orleans – Music, Mardi Gras, and Food

The city’s pleasures, from sublime to ridiculous, are at their best right now, just before Mardi Gras. Begin with beignets. This is sound advice for anyone visiting New Orleans. The beignet’s almost vulgar appeal—fried dough, chewy and hot, blanketed with powdered sugar and served with strong coffee—is offset by old-world elegance and delicacy. A great…

Ski (all of) Utah Brian Head: Like stepping out of a hot tub time machine

Thirteen resorts into our 14-resorts-in-7-days ski adventure, one thing had become very clear: There is no single ski area that is remotely like any other in this state.   To be certain, there is some overlap — the off-piste offerings at Solitude and Snowbird. The magnificent lodges at Snowbasin and Deer Valley. The laid-back-on-the-lift, hard-core-on-the-slopes…