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Why It's Good Most Big Ski Resorts in North America are on Multi-Resort Passes

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/28/2017, 5:45 PM

Skiing has always been a pricey vacation activity. But today, it’s difficult to know whether one’s investment will pay off. You reserve a room months in advance, buy your lift tickets, maybe make reservations for good après ski meals, and show up at the mountain—only to find it’s brown instead of white. True, many resorts are expert at snow making. But as dedicated skiers and snowboarders know, the...

Rock Climbing Cliffs at Zion National Park Closed to Protect Nesting Falcons

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/02/2017, 5:00 AM

Rock climbers will have fewer options in the American West this spring. More than a dozen cliff climbing routes in Utah's Zion National Park were temporarily closed this week in an effort to protect peregrine falcons. The routes made inaccessible are on cliffs where the endangered birds of prey have nested in the past. If no nests are found on the closed sites by late April or early Ma...

Thinking About a Dude Ranch Vacation This Summer? Tips from an Expert

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/13/2013, 2:45 PM

The horse may just replace the racecar, space ship and James Bond-helmed motorboat as the whiz-bang mode of transportation this summer. I make that prediction after watching the trailers for the new, Johnny Depp-helmed (he’s Tonto) version of The Lone Ranger that will be hitting movie theaters this July and seems destined for blockbuster status. Every single preview features racing stallions, ...

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