Phil Varcoe

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The best of the West in Jackson Hole

Much more than a snow sports mecca, Jackson Hole is an ideal summer vacation spot, whether you are looking for romance, wildlife, family bonding or high adventure.<p>Wyoming’s Jackson Hole, surrounded by the towering Gros Ventre and rugged Teton mountain ranges, is best known for its “steep and deep” …

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How to choose a Caribbean island

The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.<p>So for …

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Finding Solitude Adventures

7 Trip Ideas For Those Seeking Solitude on a Grand Scale<p>Let the masses line up for Old Faithful and Half Dome. These bold adventures take you to big places with the breathing room to match.<p>Ride the Rim: Canyonlands National Park, Utah<p>The White Rim, Canyonlands. (Kevin Lange)<p>The White Rim Trail is a …

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Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

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North Dakota is having a tourism boom, thanks to oil

New people are coming to North Dakota and the state’s tourist attractions want to see them.<p>Terry Harzinski, executive director of the Bismarck-Mandan …

Bora Bora beyond the beach

Bora Bora is world-famous for its glinting turquoise lagoon, dazzlingly white sandy stretches of beach and luxurious resorts. With such a dreamlike setting, this magical island is, unsurprisingly, a great spot to decompress. But there’s much more to do than simply sipping a cocktail on your chaise. …

Scuba Diving

Best National Park Adventures for Kids

You want to take your kids on an unforgettable adventure in one of our spectacular national parks—but which one? In his new book, 100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life, editor, author, and dad Keith Bellows names the best parks for families—and much more. See his 11 park picks below, then …

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Pictures: Apollo Rocket Engines Recovered From Seafloor

Amazon.com founder retrieves components of two F-1 rocket engines once used to launch Apollo missions to the moon.

Walking in Yosemite

Are you on Tumblr?<p>If so, add your link below so others can find you! 🙂<p>Upgraded my Tumblr Page<p>I decided to put a little more love into my weak Tumblr …

Is this the end of the guidebook?

Following the sale of Lonely Planet and Google ceasing publication of Frommer’s guidebooks, what can travellers expect in the changing travel information landscape?<p>It used to be that savvy travellers wouldn’t dare hit the road without a trusty, well-worn guidebook in hand. But today most travellers …

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