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      by Published on 03-28-2014 12:46 PM

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      It's an unassuming little roadside business that doesn't even have its own website at the moment, but Sprigs and Sprouts is a bit of local color worth taking a detour for. One of the producers of lavender, a prominent local crop, Sprigs and Sprouts also has a shop stocked with the most astounding varieties of oils and vinegars you ever could imagine, as well as spices, jams and jellies and other items.You can sample the oils and vinegars in various combination on various foodstuffs ranging from bread and greens to, believe it or or not, ice cream. And the owners are delightful ladies who make your visit even more memorable.. ...
      by Published on 03-19-2014 11:29 AM

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      The area around Fruita, just a few miles from Grand Junction, features some of the finest mountain biking trails in Colorado, if not in the whole country. From bike loops that require an hour or two for completion to those that can take up the better part of a day, there are rides for all levels of skill through ruggedly beautiful mountain terrain along the Colorado River. For the truly hardcore biker, there's Kokopelli's Trail, a highly revered stretch of 142 miles from Colorado to Moab, Utah that can take most people several days to conquer. If you're more in the beginning to intermediate stages of a biking obsession, however, you'll find Rustler's Loop and a few other loops quite manageable, though often challenging. If you're a beginner or are unfamiliar with the area, you should consider securing the services of a guide such as those at Desert Rat Tours. You can also explore the trails on foot. ...
      by Published on 03-13-2014 11:41 AM

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      It's certainly not the largest ski resort in Colorado, but Powderhorn is considerably less expensive than its better known counterparts elsewhere in the state. It's also less crowded. And you'd be hard pressed to find a friendlier, more user-friendly skiing location anywhere, or a more spectacular view. It's a particularly good place for beginners to start gliding confidently, with suitable beginner slopes and very patient instructors. But there are also ample challenges for intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. For additional thrills, there are a tubing hill and a new bag jump, which allows you to jump from a height of 34 feet and land on an inflated bag, just like a Hollywood stunt double. And recently, occasional night skiing sessions have been added to the mix at this resort that seems on a mission to keep expanding and improving the already memorable experience it offers. ...
      by Published on 02-28-2014 11:17 AM

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      There are many reasons to visit Universal Orlando, which consists of two theme parks in one - Universal Studios and Islands Of Adventure. With a variety of thrill rides, live entertainment and other attractions, the complex offers something to delight everyone. But the newest and perhaps best reason to spend a day at Universal is The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, which replicates in incredibly faithful detail the experience of taking a stroll through Hogsmeade and Hogwarts. You can even buy your own distinctive magic wand. The centerpiece of the adventure is Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, an enchanting ride that convincingly simulates a ride on your broomstick through the terrain around Hogwarts, where you'll encounter a quidditch match and even a cantankerous dragon. Even waiting in line for this attraction is worth the time, as there are so many displays that bring the magic to life. ...
      by Published on 02-19-2014 01:22 PM

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      A colorful deep sea diver and treasure hunter who has become something of a legend, Mel Fisher is best known for discovering the wreckage of the Atocha, a Spanish galleon that sank in 1622. Items from this and the Spanish Treasure Fleet, which sank in 1715, are on exhibit at this museum. And not only can you view these relics of history and adventure, you can buy them. You can even dive for them yourself if you have the pocketbook for it, as the museum offers diving expeditions at the Atocha site. There is a second museum in Key West. ...
      by Published on 01-23-2014 01:59 AM

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      Cocoa Beach is a small but vibrant community best known for its namesake beach, a six-mile stretch from which visitors and residents have a good vantage point to witness the launch of space shuttles from Cape Canaveral, a few miles to the north. But the beach is also a prime location for swimming and surfing. Accordingly, Ron Jon Surf Shop has situated one of its outlets next to the beach, allegedly the world's largest surf shop. And like many other local businesses, Ron Jon is open 24 hours. ...
      by Published on 01-22-2014 01:23 AM

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      The northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park leads through Lamar Valley to Tower-Roosevelt, passing through an incredibly scenic landscape of rivers, creeks, mountains and forests. It was along here that wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone in 1995 and Lamar Valley remains one of the best places to spot these impressive predators, a number of packs have established territories along the valley. An abundance of prey also makes the Lamar Valley an attractive habitat for grizzly bears. ...
      by Published on 01-21-2014 01:54 AM

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      One reason to visit the Brevard Zoo, of course, is the animals. There are particularly interesting assortments of giraffes and exotic birds that are very friendly and allowed to get very close to visitors. But it's even more fun to supplement your visit with the Treetop Trek, which as the name suggests allows you to to get a monkey's eye view of the animal habitats while traveling through the trees on zip lines, rope bridges and other challenges. Five course options are available, offering various levels of difficulty. One includes a 700 foot zip line that has you flying over wetlands and alligators. ...
      by Published on 01-20-2014 01:10 AM

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      One of Tucson's most famous sights, the 4,400+ military aircraft stored at 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), also known as the 'Boneyard' can only be visited on a guided bus tour and this runs from the adjacent Pima Air & Space Museum. The museum itself is one of the largest in the world with a collection of more than 300 historic aircraft and spacecraft, including JFK's Air Force One, and a number of moving exhibits at the 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum. ...
      by Published on 01-19-2014 01:32 AM

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      Yes, Robert is here, and he's been here since 1959, when he launched his roadside produce business at the age of 6. Now he sells just about every kind of produce imaginable, and even some you couldn't imagine - ever had an Ugli fruit before? The stand also sells a variety of other products, including jams and jellies made from recipes used by Robert's mother, and fruit milkshakes that leave people raving. And there is a little splash park for kids to play in, as well as a petting zoo. There's even live music on weekends. One of the many fun things about this place is seeing the cashiers tally your order by hand with a pencil on a paper bag rather than a cash register. ...

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