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Discover Your Own History

Discover Your Own History March 7, 2012 | Culture, Free, Out of the Ordinary, Things to Do, Travel Tips, Winter Activities | Read More
HerryLawford image; www.flickr.com Salt Lake City was founded by Mormons. And though this religion often falls prey to urban legends and spooky rumors, the fact is that the Church of Jesus Christ-of Latter-day Saints offers innumerable benefits to Salt Lake city’s visitors and residents – regardless...

Two Major Museums Get Serious Facelifts

Two Major Museums Get Serious Facelifts February 23, 2012 | Culture, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
  Salt Lake Art Center becomes Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (pasa47 image; www.flickr.com) Natural History Museum of Utah keeps its name, changes locations Located on the highest, northernmost reaches of the University of Utah campus, the all-new Rio Tinto Center is now the home of the relocated...

Mud Season Approaching: Alternative Activities During the “Off Season”

Mud Season Approaching: Alternative Activities During the “Off Season” February 14, 2012 | Out of the Ordinary, Summer Activities, Things to Do, Travel Tips, Winter Activities | Read More
Synergy by Jasmine image; www.flickr.com People love Utah for its great outdoors. But in an area whose mountains receive 500 inches of snow each winter, warmer spring temperatures can’t help but create an awkward “in-between” season – when the snow is melting, and when mud covers the trails....

A Peculiar Day Trip: Bingham Canyon Copper Mine

A Peculiar Day Trip: Bingham Canyon Copper Mine February 5, 2012 | Out of the Ordinary, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
joevare image; www.flickr.com When planning a visit to Salt Lake City, most people imagine themselves floating down slopes of champagne powder, playing 18 holes of golf, or trail running. But if you have an interest in geology – or simply want to witness the one of the world’s largest open pit...

Driving Tips for Salt Lake City: Understanding the Grid

Driving Tips for Salt Lake City: Understanding the Grid January 30, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
  Salt Lake 1954; davecito image; www.flickr.com Notice the shorthand street names: in 1954, 2nd East was 200 East, so on.   Salt Lake City has one of the most notorious and seemingly mysterious street numbering systems in the nation. However, anyone who lives in Salt Lake City – or who...

Irish Pubs and Grub

Irish Pubs and Grub January 18, 2012 | Food, Live Music, Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
LenDog64 image; www.flickr.com Salt Lake City is known for Mormons, and it’s known for skiing. These days, it even has a reputation for great sushi. But Irish food? And Irish pubs? Yep. Salt Lake has ‘em. And while some of these are rather divey bars with little Irish ambiance beyond their...

Happy Hour in Salt Lake City

Happy Hour in Salt Lake City January 8, 2012 | Food, Happy Hour, Late Night, Travel Tips | Read More
Bob B. Brown image; www.flickr.com Happy hour serves many functions. It can be a way to refuel after a day of skiing, or a time to catch a beer with your coworkers at the day’s end. Or it can be a good chance to check out a new-to-you restaurant. Whatever the case, happy hour always involves discounted...

Weekend Getaway: Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

Weekend Getaway: Lava Hot Springs, Idaho December 24, 2011 | Inexpensive, Lodging, Outdoor Recreation, Things to Do, Travel Tips, Weekend Trips, Winter Activities | Read More
Lava Hot Springs in Summer (Edgar Zuniga Jr. image; www.flickr.com) As winter sets firmly into Utah, it can prove quite refreshing to experience a change of scenery. Despite the excellent skiing and winter recreation surrounding Salt Lake City, the valley smog and weekly routine can become oppressive...

Salt Lake City’s Best Cafés

Salt Lake City’s Best Cafés December 10, 2011 | Cafes, Coffee, Culture, Food, Inexpensive, Live Music, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Salt Lake Roasting Company (Casey Serin image; www.flickr.com) Salt Lake City contains a truly surprising volume of coffee shops. And while the number of these might seem excessive, the industry thrives. Catering to students, business persons, love birds, and connoisseurs of leisure, these cafes tend...

Top Five Fine Dining Establishments

Top Five Fine Dining Establishments November 4, 2011 | Fine Dining, Food, Travel Tips | Read More
  Kevygee Image; www.flickr.com Takashi (18 West Market Street; 801-519-9595) appears over and over again as one of Utah’s best restaurants. Serving Japanese cuisine, Takashi knows the difference between an inventive roll and a true gastronomic delicacy. For dinner, try their numerous specialty...
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