8 best places for extreme skiing in US and Canada

(CNN) — While ski resorts worldwide have become increasingly attractive to the non-skier with breweries, distilleries, Michelin-starred restaurants, world-class shopping and wellness centers all available slopeside, they haven’t forgotten their roots. That’s great news for the avid skier and snowboarder who books a ski holiday with one purpose in mind: Hitting the slopes. And hitting […]

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my first holiday as a widow

Back in midwinter, I went looking for the type of holiday I didn’t really want. It would be my first as a single person for 37 years following the death of my partner in April last year and was freighted with negatives. There were to be no echoes of places Tony and I had enjoyed […]

Family hikes in Colorado to work off your Thanksgiving meal

Students from Westview Middle School along with teachers and former students hike to find game cameras that they placed at Rocky Mountain National Park for a research project on March 1, 2017. (Matthew Jonas, Times Call) There’s your uncle who believes the Earth is flat, your cousin who grew up in Kansas City and won’t […]

10 things you need to see on a road trip from Salt Lake City to San Diego

Since its creation, Interstate 15 has been promoted as a scenic highway, and it’s one of the nation’s longest north-south transcontinental highways, too. You can take it all the way from inside Canada to the Mexican border of Southern California. Our favorite stretch of the highway leads from Salt Lake City to San Diego. If […]

Explore the Connecticut Art Trail

When you think “passport’’ and “museums,’’ you might think “Europe’’ and “wicked expensive.’’ Then, sigh, “Maybe one day.’’ But woe not, eager traveler! We found a passport that can take you to a string of museums and historic sites, all a day trip or overnight from Boston, no bank-breaking required. The Connecticut Art Trail is […]

Group finalizes endangered orcas proposals with ban on tours

SEATTLE (AP) – A Washington state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas is calling for a temporary ban on boat tours as part of a slate of recommendations to Gov. Jay Inslee ahead of the next legislative session. The group wants to suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on the orcas for between three and […]

British Airways sued by tourist over obese fellow-passenger

Stephen Prosser, 51, from Penygraig, South Wales, told Pontypridd County Court on Friday that British Airways cabin crew ignored his warnings he would be injured if he was forced to sit next to the man, the Press Association reported. Prosser, a freelance civil engineer, described the individual as being “extremely large,” 6 feet 4 and […]

10 of the world’s most swashbuckling pirate-themed holidays

To mark the 300th anniversary of the death of the notorious Blackbeard, Chris Leadbeater sets sail in search of treasures. North Carolina Gaar! Have at ye, scurvy dogs. ’Tis the ghost of pirate most hairy, Blackbeard, here. Thursday, the 22nd of foul November, is the 300th anniversary of the hour I was slain, on the island […]

Artist of Breckenridge troll says town is allowing him to rebuild it

The large wooden troll, “Isak Hearthstone,” made by artist Thomas Dambo during Breckenridge International Festival of the Arts in August, sitting in the snow Wednesday. (Hugh Carey, Summit Daily News via AP) There’s been another twist in the Breckenridge troll drama. Thomas Dambo, the Danish artist behind Breckenridge’s popular wooden troll Isak Heartstone, posted on […]

Crash tests show growing safety of new-gen pickups

The biggest proof of the improved safety of pickups is visible in photos documenting the results of the IIHS small overlap crash testing of the 2019 Ram 1500, along with testing of the Ford F-150, Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra. Consumers have a number of reasons to love pickups: unrivaled utility, roominess, their now-extravagant creature […]