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Visit the Best Coffee Shop in Mammoth Lakes California
Visit the Best Coffee Shop in Mammoth Lakes California

Visit the Best Coffee Shop in Mammoth Lakes California

Finding a good coffee shop while traveling is as fundamental to enjoying your vacation as the destination itself. So for the millions of visitors to Mammoth Lakes California each year, your trip will be that much more enjoyable with frequent visits…

Why Visit the Silver Dollar Bar & Grill, Jackson Wyoming
Why Visit the Silver Dollar Bar & Grill, Jackson Wyoming

Why Visit the Silver Dollar Bar & Grill, Jackson Wyoming

When fire broke out in the historic Wort Hotel and Silver Dollar Bar in Jackson, Wyoming in August 1980, the call went out:  “Save the Bar!”  In what might have otherwise appeared as an Animal House frat party effort, life and…

Portland Oregon – PDX – Airport Shopping Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This
Portland Oregon – PDX – Airport Shopping Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This

Portland Oregon – PDX – Airport Shopping Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This

Shopping in airports is something I don’t get. Besides a meal on layovers, the most I’ve ever purchased at an airport is a bottle of water or candy bar, and yes, toothpaste after TSA has confiscated my lethal tube of…

Rocky Mountain National Park – Setting the Stage for the NPS
Rocky Mountain National Park – Setting the Stage for the NPS

Rocky Mountain National Park – Setting the Stage for the NPS

Rocky Mountain National Park, one of our nation’s most beloved cathedrals to nature, has the extra honor of having been a role model for legislation that created the entire National Park System. ROMO was established in 1915, long after equally…

Making Candy Canes at Nelson’s Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park, California
Making Candy Canes at Nelson’s Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park, California

Making Candy Canes at Nelson’s Candy Kitchen in Columbia State Historic Park, California

Nelson’s Candy Kitchen is the most delightful of several delightful businesses in Columbia, California. It’s worth a road trip any day, but especially during the holiday season. You’ve never heard of Columbia? It was once the second largest city in…