Laguna Beach, California, is track one, side one of The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. It is the silhouette of a tousle-haired blond emerging from the surf, with a board under his arm as the sun sets.
Utah’s most well-worn yarn concerns the intrepid traveler converting a temporary Beehive State pit stop into an oversized “Don’t Hassle Me I’m Local” t-shirt.
Chamber of Commerce types like to say Spokane is “near nature, near perfect.”
This is a common occurrence in Boulder, a mid-sized mountain town where residents take every available opportunity to get outside.
An intrepid trio sets out on an epic, some might say tedious, challenge.
In your right hand is a glass of mezcal and in your eyes a pastel-crush sunset spanning the horizon. From a rose-tinted adobe street below the balcony drift the cries of “Burn him!”
Your choice of a Japanese-, Ethiopian- or Turkish-style breakfast is not what you’d expect from looking at this modest, mid-century former TraveLodge, now called The Modern. Even renovated, and despite the intentional graffiti-covered rear wall and the hipster-heavy clientele clustered around the fire pits, the building radiates a corn-flake vibe. But like Boise, the nostalgic old structure houses a youthful heart.
Like most outdoor enthusiasts, Matt and Sarah Park lived for the weekend—days spent hiking and rock climbing and nights spent at campsites with friends.
On August 21 the sun will disappear from the sky in much of the country during the first total eclipse of the sun in 38 years.
Utah has always been known for picturesque red rocks in Southern Utah—Zion, Canyonlands and Arches national parks have always offered classic photo ops for travelers and locals alike. But Utah has much to offer close to Salt Lake City.