Western travel: Stories, tips, guidance to places of interest for travelers in the western United States and Canada.
The east side of Zion National Park is an other-worldy realm of slickrock formations etched by eons of weathering, highlighted by the Checkerboard Mesa. It is an intriguing flip-side to popular Zion Canyon. […]
Traveling before Memorial Day and after Labor Day is a way to avoid peak crowds, summer heat at national parks and popular destinations. That was reinforced while visiting Utah’s biggest attractions. […]
A canceled flight that led to an unplanned road trip from Phoenix to San Diego provided an eye-opening journey through a wide range of desert terrain. Throw in the quirky Space Age Lodge and an army of wind turbines, and the trip had an otherworldly feel. […]
Edmonton is well known for the Great Gretzky and the champion Oilers of the 1980s. It took Vern “Dry Hole” Hunter to pave the way by imploring his crew to “drill one more meter” and spark the oil boom in western Canada. There’s more to modern Edmonton, including a surprising Brazilian steakhouse. […]