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Grand Canyon train is a trip through history

Jul 5, 2014

Grand Canyon train is a trip through history

The drive to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is easy enough. Get to Flagstaff and it’s only about 145 km across Arizona’s high country. But why take a car when you can ride a train, especially one like the Grand Canyon Railway? Traveling down ...

Death Valley in spring offers beauty without heat

Apr 12, 2014

Death Valley in spring offers beauty without heat

The perception of Death Valley is that it’s hot and desolate. The hot part is right, at least in the summer, when Death Valley is one of the hottest places on Earth. Even in spring, it’s about as hot many other places are come ...