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5 Great Locally-Run Places to Stay in Utah

5 Great Locally-Run Places to Stay in Utah March 23, 2010 | National Parks | Read More
Already a mountain biking and rock climbing mecca, Moab, Utah is also a heck of a cool place for families, business travelers, romantic getaways, and outdoor adventurers of all stripes. Depending on your party (kidlets in tow, star-crossed lovers, hitching through the desert with nothing more than your...

San Diego: A Local Spin on the Tourist Hot Spots

San Diego: A Local Spin on the Tourist Hot Spots January 12, 2010 | San Diego | Read More
While many spots seem like typical tourist destinations to anyone familiar with San Diego, add a local’s perspective and you’ll find another side to the looking glass – and discover why natives love it so much. 1. Balboa Park: Though the Balboa Park remains San Diego’s biggest...

Talk Like a Local: Shark Alert

Talk Like a Local: Shark Alert August 5, 2009 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
It’s only fair: they’ll take you on a whale watching tour, teach you how to surf and help you catch a 30-pound swordfish to hang above your fireplace. The least you can do is warn them when you see a shark. Read on for how to tell the locals that a big, carnivorous animal is headed their...

Talk Like a Local: Can I Have a Beer?

Talk Like a Local: Can I Have a Beer? July 29, 2009 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
It’s a fairly basic request, and one that is probably heard millions of times a day around the world. On Friday and Saturday nights, maybe a couple million. Whatever country you’re in, you should know how to ask for a tall cold one. Read on for how to (politely) ask for a beer in many, many...

Talk Like a Local: Le Tour de France

Talk Like a Local: Le Tour de France July 22, 2009 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
Europeans are known for their creative use of language. When I was 8 and visiting Germany with my mother, her cousin Barbara drove us to Berlin for some sightseeing. Someone cut her off, and she yelled something explosive. “What’d she say?” I asked my mom. “She called him a toilet...

Talk Like a Local: Mountain Man Edition

Talk Like a Local: Mountain Man Edition July 15, 2009 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
National Parks draw the most rugged of tourists: the hardcore backpackers, climbers, hikers and extreme outdoor enthusiasts. They show up with plans to not just see Half Dome, but to get to the top. Not to take a picture of the Papagayp River Canyon, but to raft that sucker. These are people who know...
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