Even for those like me, normally the hardiest of skiers, it’s nice to spend a day off the downhill slopes while visiting Park City. I know that time away from the lifts allows me to enjoy other attractions that I cannot find back home. So how
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As a New Englander, I’m spoiled for foliage. I have always smugly believed in the superiority of our country roads lined in red maples. Then I saw mile after mile of Utah mountainsides painted in bright yellow aspens; it broadened my view. And it
Sipping a Prickly Pear Champagne Cocktail on the patio as the setting sun changes the colors of the surrounding mountains, I wonder why I ever declared myself “NOT a spa person.” Oh yeah…it was the thought of self-consciously traipsing through
The aroma wafts toward my nose from a block away. The familiar sweet smell mixed with a yeasty scent makes my mouth water, and by the time I walk to Depot Square my mind is on only one thing: pancakes. But the crowd gathered in front of the
There’s nothing more glorious than sitting on the grass on beautiful evenings at summer classical music festivals, listening to Brahms or Stravinsky. But from Tanglewood to Hollywood, from Wolf Trap to Ravinia, only one top festival offers lawn
The older I get, the more I love cross country skiing as much as downhill skiing. Marcela McAllister, a New Jersey woman in her 70s, whom I met over coffee at Freeheel and Wheel, a rental shop just outside Yellowstone National Park in
As any mountaineer knows, a "fourteener" is a summit at least 14,000 feet in elevation. Colorado has 54 of these peaks, more than any other state, and though my rope and piton days are over, I wanted to stand tall on one of these treeless, windswept
Once upon a time, my advice on Vail was “great for winter, Aspen for summer” because while Vail’s humongous and beautifully groomed ski slopes were wonderful, the summer season languished. There were not a whole lot of cultural offerings years ago.
Combating obesity and healthy eating dominate the media these days. Michelle Obama crusades against childhood obesity and HBO airs documentaries on the subject. In this environment, calling your restaurant ‘The Heart Attack Grill’ seems audacious
My problem was hubris. I had just hiked 500 miles from southern Arizona to the Utah border, in the process crossing the high desert of central Arizona and the Grand Canyon. I felt fit, acclimated to 100-degree temperatures -- a hard-bitten hiker who
I am not thinking about gesyers or fumaroles as I am walking; I am thinking about animals, specifically, about the grizzly bear the ranger told me might be inhabiting this slice of Yellowtone's backcountry, in the southern section of the park near