Tapping Into Winter

Tapping Into Winter

Always brewing up adventure, Southern Utah has a craft beer with your name on it By Kathleen Curry and Geoff Griffin The Southern Utah getaway weekend has long been a way to survive the dark, cold, inversion-filled winter months along the Wasatch Front. It’s a...
Well Rounded

Well Rounded

Yurt lodging offers unique winter getaways that transport you in time By Kathleen Curry and Geoff Griffin When the Mongolians set up the first yurts in Central Asia some 3,000 years ago, they were definitely on to something. Angle wood and bamboo into a circular...
Chasing a Dream

Chasing a Dream

Rancho Luna Lobos is a home for rescued dogs who find a second life as part of a sled team Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks. Or, as you will soon see, maybe it’s better to say you can teach old dog(s) new tricks. This is my takeaway after visiting Rancho Luna...
Dreaming of a Desert Christmas

Dreaming of a Desert Christmas

A St. George foodie getaway By Lizzie Cawley Irving Berlin may have been nostaligic about an old-fashioned winter holiday writing his song “White Christmas.” But that doesn’t mean we have to repeat it year after year. Utahns always have a choice. Stay north for the...
Gift Guide 2019

Gift Guide 2019

Budget-friendly picks for everyone on your ‘nice’ list By Megan Wagstaff Shopping for adventurers can get downright pricey. But before you resort to buying another pair of snowboard socks (not that we wouldn’t appreciate more Smartwools—wink, wink), consider these...
Rubbed the wrong way

Rubbed the wrong way

Sculptures in Utah abound, but some are more well-loved than others By John Rasmuson Who among the tourist hordes visiting Juliet Capulet’s house in Italy has not sidled up to Juliet’s bronze statue and copped a feel of her boob? Not very many. To pass up the...
Under the Sea

Under the Sea

One-of-a-kind Bonneville Seabase beckons divers and snorkelers from around the world By Chris Vanocur There are two types of people in the world: Those who enjoy hanging out in hot tubs and those that don’t. Those who do seem to rejoice in sitting half-naked while...
Pools of Possibilities

Pools of Possibilities

Idaho’s Maple Grove Hot Springs is re-emerging as an off-grid retreat center By Jared Blackley Maple Grove Hot Springs looks a lot different today than it did when Jordan Menzel was first introduced to the place, just over a year ago. After years of use and neglect,...
Splash Hits

Splash Hits

The right gear keeps you dive deeply satisfying. By Megan Wagstaff Skiing and snowboarding are about to be on everyone’s minds this time of year but don’t forget about Utah’s other “S” sport: scuba diving. Whether you’re an underwater enthusiast or holiday shopping...
The Wild Side of Rice

The Wild Side of Rice

Eating wild foods in wild places is a special experience story and photo By Ari LeVaux I met the wild ricer behind a ski lodge near Lake Tahoe. We were there for a writing workshop, reading each other our work. The wild ricer was a hunting guide in northern Wisconsin...
Magic Minerals

Magic Minerals

Crystal Hot Springs: This is the place to warm your bones By Rebecca Chavez-Houck When the chill of early winter sets in, the myriad hot springs that dot the state are particularly appealing and surprisingly accessible. Some, like Meadow Hot Springs, are excellent...
Soak Up the View

Soak Up the View

Utah spas that give us pause By Kathleen Curry and Geoff Griffin When winter along the Wasatch Front takes hold, one option for escape is to find a place with warm water where you can soak the chill away. Check out these outdoor spots that will let you enjoy the...
Warm Welcome

Warm Welcome

From scuba diving in a warm-springs crater to riding a heritage railroad, Heber Valley overflows with fun By Kathleen Curry and Geoff Griffin As the weather along the Wasatch Front teeters between the fall finale and the first stages of winter, it’s the perfect time...