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How To: Be a Lush in Park City
How To: Be a Lush in Park City
Apr 21, 2024
High West Distillery & Saloon From dirty martinis to dive bars, Park City is a place where both the refined and the rowdy can converge to party and do a little skiing. Here are some libations and locations that are not to be missed in a town that rages—despite being located in Utah. If there were only two reasons to check out Park City in winter, they would be snow and whiskey, but not necessarily in that order. The country’s...
Canyons Resort: Culinary Powerhouse With a Ski Habit
Canyons Resort: Culinary Powerhouse With a Ski Habit
Apr 21, 2024
Ski to Eat (The Canyons) The Canyons Resort has been pumping up its dining options and the results are worth checking out. It’s easy to talk numbers with regards to Utah’s Canyons Resort. After all, it’s the state’s largest ski resort, and one of the biggest in the country—4,000 acres sprawling across nine peaks. You’d better fuel up. Talisker, Canyon’s parent company, has invested millions into the resort since buying it in 2008, a good amount dedicated to sprucing up...
Ten Most Scenic Resorts
Ten Most Scenic Resorts
Apr 21, 2024
Heavenly #1 (Heavenly Mountain Resort) The ten most breathtaking resorts, from Heavenly's panoramic lake views to Telluride's scenic steeps. Heavenly ranked No. 1 for Scenery, and it's easy to understand why: You'll find remarkable 180-degree views of Lake Tahoe from nearly any run on the hill. Telluride #2 (Telluride) It truly stands alone, "unmatched in North America" for its "breathtaking scenery." Aspen Highlands #3 The 360 degree views of the iconic Maroon Bells and Elk Mountains from the summit are...
Hurricanes: What You Need to Know Before You Go
Hurricanes: What You Need to Know Before You Go
Apr 21, 2024
We've all heard the horror stories, but the overall odds of being affected by a tropical system on any given day when and where you're considering traveling is small. However, there are certain times of year when those odds do rise, though still remain small relatively speaking. Whether you're planning your destination wedding or honeymoon, you don't need to summarily discount a potential region purely because it's tropical cyclone season. Bottom line: Be informed. Be prepared.CARIBBEANWhile hurricane season officially lasts...
Avoiding Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Avoiding Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Apr 21, 2024
The most deadly animal known to man isn't a poisonous snake, a vicious reptile or a big game cat; it's the lowly mosquito. This killer is most prevalent and dangerous in tropical regions, but lives on every continent on the planet and in almost every country in the world. Alarmingly enough, this animal is most likely to attack you while you sleep. How can you protect yourself? An array of creatures feed on humans and in doing so pass on...
Altitude Sickness
Altitude Sickness
Apr 21, 2024
Inexperienced travelers often suffer from altitude sickness while making rapid ascents to higher altitudes. Altitude sickness is usually a reaction of the body to the lower levels of oxygen available as the altitude increases. Symptoms The symptoms of altitude sickness can include headache, fatigue, sleeping difficulties, nausea, a high pulse rate (over 110), rapid breathing at rest, loss of appetite and unusual fatigue while walking. More serious symptoms include difficulty in breathing due to high altitude pulmonary edema (excess fluid...
A Money Checklist
A Money Checklist
Apr 21, 2024
Here are a few simple tips to insure you don't get stuck far from home without a penny, peso or pfennig to your name: Make sure you have enough money to cover emergencies. Always include extra money in your budget for unforeseen circumstances. Always take traveler's checks. It's safer to have traveler's checks than large amounts of cash. Be sure not to countersign the checks until the time of use. Keep a separate record of the numbers of your traveler's...
Before You Go Healthy Checklist
Before You Go Healthy Checklist
Apr 21, 2024
Allow at least one month for adequate health preparation before departing on an international trip. Sometimes it may take two to three months to ensure that all required and recommended vaccinations are given in their proper sequence. Immunization against Hepatitis A, for example, can take 6 months before full protection is afforded. Check the immunization requirements of the country you are visiting. Certain countries might require vaccinations against various diseases before you are allowed to enter, or before you are...
First Aid
First Aid
Apr 21, 2024
Always carry a small kit with some basic medical supplies and first aid equipment in your hand luggage. Your kit should include: Disinfectant or Antiseptic cream/lotionGauzeCotton swabsAdhesive bandagesMedical TapeSoap (preferably antibacterial)Isopropyl Alcohol (small bottle or towelettes)ThermometerWater purification tabletsScissorsTweezersSturdy plastic bagCollapsible scale (doubles as a splint)Small rubber tube (can be used as a tourniquet)Elastic bandageSmall, sharp blade If traveling with children be sure to also include: Children's strength aspirin, pain reliever, cold and allergy medicineOral rehydration tablets for children Remember to...
Flying with Pets
Flying with Pets
Apr 21, 2024
Check with the AirlineBe sure to check with your specific airline to make sure that they allow pets on their flights. Most major airlines should. Minimum RequirementsMost airlines require pets to be at least eight weeks old to fly. They also have a limit of one kennel per passenger. You are allowed to carry two animals in the same kennel if they are of the same species and of compatible size, weigh less than 20 lb. each, AND are between...
Best Holiday Getaways
Best Holiday Getaways
Apr 21, 2024
The St. Regis Princeville Resort, Hawaii (Annie Schlechter) Set on 9,000 acres of lush landscaping along the shores of Kauai’s Hanalei Bay, none of the rooms at the St. Regis are far from the water. The resort’s 251 rooms and suites have views of the gardens, mountains, and bay, and the sleek, comfortable accommodations are outfitted in ivory and taupe with splashes of color. The 300-thread-count linens make naps a priority, but the infinity pool is hard to resist, as...
Coast Guard Alaska:  The Scenery
Coast Guard Alaska: The Scenery
Apr 21, 2024
The Scenery of Coast Guard Alaska The Weather Channel's newest show "Coast Guard Alaska" profiles the lives of those who patrol the waters of Alaska to keep boaters safe. Let's take a look at some of the scenery in Alaska -- we think you'll find these images breathtaking. Sitka Harbor Nestled in the southern part of the state, Alaska's Sitka Harbor is home to some really pristine views. Be sure to catch Coast Guard Alaska on The Weather Channel! Sitka,...
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