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The bison that live in the middle of the Great Salt Lake

The bison that live in the middle of the Great Salt Lake

David Whitley August 30, 2015 Comments Off on The bison that live in the middle of the Great Salt Lake

David Whitley visits Antelope Island in Utah, a somewhat unlikely wildlife refuge.   There’s a magnificent starkness to Utah’s Great Salt Lake. A thin coating of water covers patches of it, but the salt

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Key West, Florida | Free city guide

Key West, Florida | Free city guide

David Whitley August 22, 2015 Comments Off on Key West, Florida | Free city guide

Why Key West? Nowhere has made a virtue of being out on a limb like Key West. At the end of the Florida Keys island chain, and a four hour drive over spectacular bridges

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The real life story of Smokey Bear

The real life story of Smokey Bear

David Whitley July 30, 2015 Comments Off on The real life story of Smokey Bear

In south-eastern New Mexico, David Whitley discovers how one orphaned bear cub saved millions of lives and became a much-loved American icon.   Find any more than two trees clumped together in the United

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Five things the tourist board doesn’t want you to know about Los Angeles

Five things the tourist board doesn’t want you to know about Los Angeles

David Whitley July 21, 2015 Comments Off on Five things the tourist board doesn’t want you to know about Los Angeles

Baywatch glossed over the often grim water quality of LA’s beaches – with the one at Malibu Pier having consistently gross bacteria counts. Most beaches are particularly bad after rain – check brc.healthebay.org before

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How Albuquerque grew to love Breaking Bad

How Albuquerque grew to love Breaking Bad

David Whitley June 30, 2015 Comments Off on How Albuquerque grew to love Breaking Bad

David Whitley visits the home city of Breaking Bad, and discovers that an unlikely tourism industry has sprung up around it.   There’s a giddiness in the air not usually associated with waiting at

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The world’s greatest commutes

The world’s greatest commutes

David Whitley June 28, 2015 Comments Off on The world’s greatest commutes

For most of us, the commute into work involves a miserable crush in a crowded train carriage, face into an obese man’s armpit, knees thwacking into umbrellas and eyebrows dicing with paper cuts from

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Uncool Brooklyn: The Coney Island freakshow

Uncool Brooklyn: The Coney Island freakshow

David Whitley June 27, 2015 Comments Off on Uncool Brooklyn: The Coney Island freakshow

David Whitley visits New York’s Coney Island – the ultimate throwback theme park.   We’re not in Williamsburg any more. Any moustaches spotted in Coney Island are likely to have been there for life,

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The case of the missing cool

The case of the missing cool

David Whitley June 23, 2015 Comments Off on The case of the missing cool

When luggage goes missing, sanity quickly follows.   It was an uncharacteristic degree of cool. Short of donning a shiny white suit and sauntering through a beach full of beautiful street dancers whilst getting

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The surprising microbreweries of Utah

The surprising microbreweries of Utah

David Whitley May 30, 2015 Comments Off on The surprising microbreweries of Utah

In a state not exactly associated with drinking, David Whitley finds a microbrewing scene kicking off in Salt Lake City and Moab.   The booze stock up in Las Vegas was deemed a necessity

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10 great cities for outdoorsy people

10 great cities for outdoorsy people

David Whitley May 28, 2015 Comments Off on 10 great cities for outdoorsy people

For many, exploring a big city is all about the culture and food scene – after all, why go to a city if you’re wanting rural pursuits? But there are some cities that offer

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