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Update your travel bucket list for the Western US in the new year!

Bryce Canyon's Hoodoos balance precariously, result of eons of wind and water erosion.

Bucket list updates in the Western United States for the new year Last week I suggested tuning up your travel bucket list with 12 ultimate destinations in California. This week, here are the first half of a dozen additional western state’s destinations, suggested month by month (next week, another six). Since we’re into the new year, I’ll [...]

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Spring training; Arizona’s Cactus League opens to 15 major league teams in early February!

Cleveland Indians warm-up, across the field from the San Francisco Giants.

  Member of the Cleveland Indians signs autographs, chats with fans prior to game in 2014. Chicago Cubs new ballpark, opened in 2014, helped club set Cactus League attendance record. Author’s spouse, Susan, poses next to Welcome to Old Town Scottsdale sign; try the nearby Pink Pony Restaurant!           The Super [...]

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Epic western US travel destinations; update your “bucket List” for 2015

The Grand Canyon from Mather Point is a wonder of colors in the late afternoon!

        We central Californians are blessed by close proximity to the American West’s incredible spaces, all within a several day drive or closer. With so many spectacular destinations at your back door and a New Year, take the time to update your bucket list of western destinations.  Two weeks ago, we offered [...]

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