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Episodes for January 2008
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In 1930, Archer Huntington set out to “preserve the culture of the sea.” His timing was perfect. FMI - www.mariner.org/
Happy trails to you
Though perfectly natural now, January 1 has been observed as New Year's Day for only 250 years.
Planning a Valentine's Day escape? Romance and travel go hand in hand, but there is more to it than tropical beaches and paper umbrella drinks.
For over a century,
A short description of this huge desert along
Highway maps unfolding history
Since 1900, the construction of roads has profoundly changed the American landscape. Highway maps are the record of that evolution. FMI - www.roadmaps.org/
The art of antique maps
Old maps offer more than historical perspectives. For many collectors who love the fine and rare things, they are an art form. Here's a place to pursue that art. FMI – www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap
The Winter Sports world focused on Salt Lake CXity when it hosted the Winter Olympics, but most of the action was centered on a small city 30 miles to the east.
On the highways of
An adventure in
On a choo-choo to
The Chihuahua Pacific Railroad, which traverses
In El Fuerte and Cerocahui
Though thrilling, the train ride through the Sierra Tarahumara mountains offers few glimpses of
Mirador and Creel
Both literally and physically, the
Meeting the Tarahumara
No journey through
The four Kings of
The founders of
Old cold prescriptions
Whether for business or pleasure, travel schedules seldom make allowances for the cold and flu that are all too common this time of year.
Life in the fast lane
There's nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of driving a high speed performance vehicle faster than any public roads legally allow. Here’s a way to satisfy your need for speed.
FMI – www.skipbarber.com or www.racingschools.com
And speaking of speed, here’s a place mere mortals can go to sample the thrill of riding an Olympic luge down a mile of glassy ice. There’s nothing virtual about this experience. FMI – www.orda.org
Giving snow domes a fair shake
Those hollow glass or plastic, water filled spheres containing figurines and fake snow flakes may be the ultimate in travel kitsch.
Capturing the green flash
The green flash is an occasional atmospheric phenomenon that for travelers can be so rare. It borders on the mythical.
Authenticating Alaskan art
Many Alaskan visitors are entranced by arts and crafts created by its native peoples. Here's how to tell the real goods from cheap knockoffs. FMI – www.anchoragemuseum.org
Keeping in touch at sea
In this Type-A age of telecommunications, some cruise passengers crave constant contact even more than the buffets.
Cave Diving in the
Cenotes are a subterranean network of hidden waterways that underlie the
Baseball, empanadas and piña colada
Though winter's cold still chills major league ball parks across the U.S., some of its best players are stepping up to bat in the Caribbean World Series. FMI – www.latinobaseball.com
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