Truly a one-of-a-kind place, pioneered by Mormons & christened Deseret, its appeal lies in outdoor adventures (including lots of skiing) & dramatic desert vistas. Salt Lake City has historic sites aplenty -- & these days even a bit of a hip scene!

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A sojourn in singular Salt Lake City

    Founded by Mormons in 1847 in the Salt Lake Valley amid the Wasatch Mountains, the capital and largest city of Utah (population around 200,000, metro area 1.3 million) is a singular place indeed, and visitors flock to see Salt Lake City's impressive landmarks as well as enjoy its culture and nearby nature and outdoor activities.   read post

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Zion National Park cited in '7 Gorgeous Glamping Destinations'

How beautiful to imagine yourself in a camp locates in a glorious camp surrounded by beautiful environs. Singing and romancing on cold nights sitting around the fireside, staring on the stars in silent surroundings listening to the sounds of little creatures, basking on the lavish mattress, all that makes you dream to discover what camping in the glorious destinations of the world means. Morocco was the first place where I got the idea to experience the difference of international "glamping" -…

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Park City cited in '6 top winter resorts of the USA's Rocky Mountains'

Speaking to my fellow Europeans, if you’ve gone skiing or snowboarding on the Continent but not yet in North America, you’re in for a real treat. Welcome to an unexpected world in which everyone seems to be intent upon you having a good time. Take ski school for example - in Europe, some still have the attitude “You are here to learn first, have fun second.” Whilst in North America it’s the other way around. For this is a world where “standing in line” (queuing) has been raised to a virtual…

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Salt Lake City & Fairview in 'Beyond Skiing/Snowboarding: 9 Winter Adrenaline Pumpers'

When it comes to winter activities, skiing and snowboarding (and to a lesser extent ice skating) understandably get most of the attention. But these days an increasing number of people are experiencing awesome winter holidays without sliding down a mountain on one or two planks. So if you’re a non skier/snowboarder, travelling with one, or just want to add some extra zing to your mountain fling, check out these nine thrilling alternatives – some of them fit for all ages – others a whole lot…

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  • Wow, just a few days ago one of the state's largest newspapers, the Deseret News, reeled off a list of 101 things to in Utah. Of course, it's literally a laundry list, so you've got to research what looks interesting. But still, a good starting point:
    Think Utah’s boring? Here are 101 things to see and do
    The Beehive State isn’t boring. Here’s a list of where to go while you’re here
  • Utah has no shortage of ski/winter resorts, but Travel+Leisure just homed in on Sundance (famed of course for its film festival) a smaller one that has great skiing but very little in the way of crowding:
    This Utah Ski Resort Has All of the Powder With None of the Lift Lines
    Sundance Mountain Resort delivers challenging slopes, delicious dining, and plenty of room to make big, wide-open turns.
  • Travel+Leisure just featured Washington County, home to among other things Zion National Park, as the best place in the U.S. to buy a vacation home:
    This Destination Is the Best-kept Secret in Utah — and One of the Top Places to Buy a Vacation Home…
    Find red-rock canyons, snow-capped mountains, and excellent real estate value in Utah's Washington County.
  • Back in my ski days, before heading off to Brianhead, we'd tell ourselves "eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we'll be in Utah." Well, actually, it's not that bad. It's rather pleasant in reality. Today at The World on Wheels, we spend a couple nights in the capitol of the Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City:

    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • Can Bistro at Canyons, a new glatt kosher restaurant at the Canyons Ski Resort in Park City, succeed?

  • I'll try it again Darryl when I take ski trip nxt winter.
  • Unfortunately, I only had less than an hour to visit so I didn't get too deep.  It seems you can find just about any record available though.
  • Darryl how much did u learn from the ancestry records?
  • If you followed our adventure earlier this week to Montana and Yellowstone, you will want to see what we did on the way up in Salt Lake City at The World on Wheels:
    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • Downtown Salt Lake City’s major revitalization development project, City Creek Center, to be completed in March of 2012.  It's sustainable design features a fully retractable roof and a walkable urban mix of offices, residences and shops that will make SLC one of few cities in the nation with such a sophisticated level of mixed-use development at its core. The project will be completed in March 2012. Check out the virtual tour video!  Contact me for more.


    Key architectural and design features:

     http://* Full Retractable Glass Roof

    * Recreation of Historic City Creek, the iconic waterway that once coursed through the city.
     *Water Features by WET Design

    * Pedestrian Skybridge, transparent but iconic, the glass walls of the bridge are etched with an artful, 3D-look leaf pattern that casts dappled shadows and evokes the natural setting.

    *Major Utah funding makes it a totally debt-free development – even in this economy.

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