International and locally sourced cuisine on the slopes and at the Alta Lodge
The famous chocolate mousse at the Alta Lodge

International and locally sourced cuisine on the slopes and at the Alta Lodge

These days, the chefs say, guests tend to want lighter dishes with a more international flair and expect the Alta Lodge to accommodate all varieties of diets.

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Family traditions endure over generations at the Alta Lodge
Alta Lodge located just above base of ski area

Family traditions endure over generations at the Alta Lodge

By Eileen Ogintz ALTA, Utah -- All it took was one Sports Illustrated cover to start a family tradition that has lasted more than 50 years and spanned three generations.…

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Alta, Utah: Old-fashioned family ski resort and home of a legend
The vistas are spectacular at Alta

Alta, Utah: Old-fashioned family ski resort and home of a legend

Located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta is about 30 miles from Salt Lake City and enjoys a unique micro climate characterized by over 547 inches annually

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Taking the kids: 20+ holiday gifts for travelers that they can use at home this strange holiday season
Child making the Manischewitz Cookie House.

Taking the kids: 20+ holiday gifts for travelers that they can use at home this strange holiday season

As public health officials urge us to stay put this holiday season, I was thinking about how much fun it could be to whip up some of those dishes or drinks we enjoyed on travels past

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What is Japan famous for?

One of the best things about Japanese culture is unquestionably the food, but the country is also well known internationally for a variety of other products such as robotics, computers and electronics, and unique artwork.

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Taking the Kids: Even if it rains, glamping is still fun
Bald eagle sighted on our fly-fishing trip at Paws Up Resort

Taking the Kids: Even if it rains, glamping is still fun

For the uninitiated, glamping means experiencing the outdoors without the work or challenges (except maybe weather!) that camping typically requires

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Best Bacon Ever: On a breakfast trail ride at Flathead Lake Lodge
Breakfast is served on trail ride at Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana

Best Bacon Ever: On a breakfast trail ride at Flathead Lake Lodge

“The breakfast ride is my favorite thing at the ranch. Breakfast tastes so much better,” says Sydney Byrne, 17, a guest at Flathead Lake Lodge in NW Montana

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Taking the Kids — and thinking about adventures past and to come — in Alaska
This sign greets visitors on the Kenai Peninsula as they enter world-famous Homer Alaska

Taking the Kids — and thinking about adventures past and to come — in Alaska

Nearly a year later, stuck at home, trips canceled in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I smile thinking about that stellar day and the rest of last summer’s trip to Alaska

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