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...
Gone, But Not Forgotten

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Head west to discover lonely remnants of Utah’s past By Kathleen Curry and Geoff Griffin Why do we use the term “ghost town” to refer to what is really a collection of abandoned buildings in the middle of nowhere? Part of the answer lies in imagining the souls who...
Ghost Busters

Ghost Busters

Spine-tingling ghost tours of supernatural delight By Kathleen Curry and Geoff Griffin Every October, it seems, we’re asked, “Do you believe in ghosts?” Even the most rational among us will sense a spike in blood pressure and adrenaline upon visiting a haunted house....
The end of the line

The end of the line

Forces of nature have reduced Thistle to a memory By Chris Vanocur What happens when a ghost town gets ghosted? This question occurs to me while staring at the eerie remains of Thistle, Utah. Looking at a couple of sad and submerged buildings, I wonder how much longer...
Strangers  in a strange land

Strangers in a strange land

Learning the hard lessons of Topaz by Rebecca Chavez-Houck Exploring our state gives us the chance to reflect on human experiences that intertwine with history. One such place is the Topaz Museum (55 W. Main St., Delta, 435-864-2514, TopazMuseum.org), as well as the...
Meaty Matters

Meaty Matters

Never take the bounty on your table for granted By Ari LeVaux One burger per week. That is all you get, if you want to stay healthy and avert climate catastrophe, according to a recent study in the medical journal The Lancet. That’s roughly a 90 percent reduction from...
Zipper It

Zipper It

How Hand Out Gloves has answered the call for functional gloves By Nicole McNulty It’s a blower powder day and, on the lift, you yank off your mitten and shove it under your leg while you snap a photo to brag about to your friends. You reach back for your mitten just...