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As the final event of the Vail Legacy Weekend, skiers move down Riva Ridge Run, a run named after a famous World War II battle in Italy, Monday, Feb. 18, in Vail, Colo. Riva Ridge is one of the longest ski runs in North America. (Chris Dillmann/Vail Daily via AP)

A look back at abandoned ski areas in Colorado

By Seth Boster The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) While efforts are afoot…

As the final event of the Vail Legacy Weekend, skiers move down Riva Ridge Run, a run named after a famous World War II battle in Italy, Monday, Feb. 18, in Vail, Colo. Riva Ridge is one of the longest ski runs in North America. (Chris Dillmann/Vail Daily via AP)
Before you travel, take steps to ensure a happy homecoming

Before you travel, take steps to ensure a happy homecoming

Make your place somewhere nice to come home to

  • Nov 21, 2019
Before you travel, take steps to ensure a happy homecoming
A tour inside a Broadway theatre is the place to geek out

A tour inside a Broadway theatre is the place to geek out

Wander Broadway’s oldest theatre and hear 116 years of stories

A tour inside a Broadway theatre is the place to geek out
Ban on hotel toiletries latest effort to curb plastic waste

Ban on hotel toiletries latest effort to curb plastic waste

Analysts say hotels should welcome the bans as a money-saver

Ban on hotel toiletries latest effort to curb plastic waste
In the ‘Land of 10,000 Waterfalls,’ the Faroe Islands draw more visitors for the picturesque Nordic scenery

In the ‘Land of 10,000 Waterfalls,’ the Faroe Islands draw more visitors for the picturesque Nordic scenery

Islands offer only five traffic lights, windy and wet weather and more sheep than residents

  • Nov 18, 2019
In the ‘Land of 10,000 Waterfalls,’ the Faroe Islands draw more visitors for the picturesque Nordic scenery
Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert, two west coast adventurers based in Port Alberni, B.C., kayaked and hiked their way along Vancouver Island’s ‘secret coast’ last summer. PHOTO COURTESY JACQUELINE WINDH

Trekking Vancouver Island’s ‘Secret Coast’

Island pair paddle the most remote corner of our coastline to collect and share its story

Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert, two west coast adventurers based in Port Alberni, B.C., kayaked and hiked their way along Vancouver Island’s ‘secret coast’ last summer. PHOTO COURTESY JACQUELINE WINDH
Historic flooding highlights Venice’s vulnerability

Historic flooding highlights Venice’s vulnerability

Underwater barrier system that was supposed to protect the city still is not operational

Historic flooding highlights Venice’s vulnerability
This July 8, 2019 image shows a mountain biker riding the singletrack trail on national forest land in Placitas, New Mexico. Officials say the outdoor recreation industry already brings billions of dollars to the state’s coffers but there’s room to grow. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

`Sleeping giant’ New Mexico poised to be outdoor go-to spot

Last year marked another record-setting year, with an estimated 37.5 million visitors

  • Nov 15, 2019
This July 8, 2019 image shows a mountain biker riding the singletrack trail on national forest land in Placitas, New Mexico. Officials say the outdoor recreation industry already brings billions of dollars to the state’s coffers but there’s room to grow. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
Stakeholders met in Anacla on Thursday, Nov. 14 to discuss improvements to the Bamfield road. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Huu-ay-aht First Nations ‘optimistic’ about Bamfield road upgrades

Premier John Horgan travelled Bamfield Main to Anacla

  • Nov 14, 2019
Stakeholders met in Anacla on Thursday, Nov. 14 to discuss improvements to the Bamfield road. SUBMITTED PHOTO
VIDEO: Frequent closures on Tofino-Ucluelet highway expected to continue until summer

VIDEO: Frequent closures on Tofino-Ucluelet highway expected to continue until summer

“We’ve had 400 blasts to date and moved nearly 90,000 cubic metres of material.”

VIDEO: Frequent closures on Tofino-Ucluelet highway expected to continue until summer
Cures for those times when your travels ail you

Cures for those times when your travels ail you

Experts share solutions for jet lag, motion sickness, food poisoning, and other travel maladies

  • Nov 13, 2019
Cures for those times when your travels ail you
Paella for one: Barcelona dazzles when you’re travelling solo

Paella for one: Barcelona dazzles when you’re travelling solo

Solo means no judgement when you stop for gelato or churros and chocolate twice a day

  • Nov 12, 2019
Paella for one: Barcelona dazzles when you’re travelling solo
Even in photogenic San Miguel de Allende snapping a beautiful picture takes work

Even in photogenic San Miguel de Allende snapping a beautiful picture takes work

Taking pretty pictures isn’t as easy as the setting might suggest

  • Nov 10, 2019
Even in photogenic San Miguel de Allende snapping a beautiful picture takes work
Insider tips to make the most of a Disney World vacation

Insider tips to make the most of a Disney World vacation

Travel expert offers tips on how to plan to maximize your fun at the Magic Kingdom

  • Nov 9, 2019
Insider tips to make the most of a Disney World vacation
Why car rental bills are so high: taxes and sneaky fees

Why car rental bills are so high: taxes and sneaky fees

Find out where you are going to have to spend the most to rent a car in the USA

  • Nov 8, 2019
Why car rental bills are so high: taxes and sneaky fees
King Tut set to dazzle London for maybe the last time

King Tut set to dazzle London for maybe the last time

Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh opens in the last stop of its global ten-city tour

  • Nov 7, 2019
King Tut set to dazzle London for maybe the last time
Holiday season looms and travel schedules are filling up

Holiday season looms and travel schedules are filling up

Survey shows that two-thirds of Americans will be hitting the road during the Christmas season

  • Nov 7, 2019
Holiday season looms and travel schedules are filling up
This killer whale seems to be posing for the camera. A group of about 40 whales were spotted in the waters near Race Rocks on Monday. (Paul Pudwell/Sooke Whale Watching)

60 whales spotted feasting together in Juan Fuca Strait

About 20 humpbacks and 40 orcas seen feeding and frolicking at Race Rocks

This killer whale seems to be posing for the camera. A group of about 40 whales were spotted in the waters near Race Rocks on Monday. (Paul Pudwell/Sooke Whale Watching)
Ceremonial Chinese lion’s heads, with their wearers behind, sit lined up on Fisgard Street. The lion dance is a popular part of Chinese New Year celebrations. Facebook

Chinatown Confidential: Colour, culture and tasty treats

Victoria has its own can’t-miss corner of town-within-a-town culture and history

  • Nov 5, 2019
Ceremonial Chinese lion’s heads, with their wearers behind, sit lined up on Fisgard Street. The lion dance is a popular part of Chinese New Year celebrations. Facebook
Beach, paddlesport site coming soon to Langford waterfront

Beach, paddlesport site coming soon to Langford waterfront

Langford buys $2.2 million oceanfront property with plans for eco-tourism, recreation

Beach, paddlesport site coming soon to Langford waterfront