• Dennis Goza

      by Published on 03-19-2014 10:29 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 10:41 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 01-21-2014 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 01-19-2014 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. ...
      by Published on 01-05-2014 06:51 PM

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      California Dreaming is a chain of nine restaurants in South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. But the Greenville location is housed in a distinctive building designed in a medieval castle motif, complete with a drawbridge to the entrance. Although nothing except the wine list is particularly Californian, the cuisine is tasty and imaginative. The portobello ravioli and the hot vegetable salad are especially worth trying, and the appetizers such as onion ring loaf and nachos smothered in cheese spinach dip can just about fill you up by themselves. But be sure to leave room for dessert -- the key lime pie is phenomenal. ...
      by Published on 01-01-2014 01:28 AM

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      This luxury hotel in the Allegheny Mountains was constructed about a century ago, but its colonial architecture and decor reflect a much longer tradition than that, as the site has been used as a rustic resort since 1766. Famous for its golf, which has been a fixture since the 1890s, the resort also offers easy access to fine skiing. And there's an astounding variety of other activities, including horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking, bicycling. and fishing. And of course soaking in a spa filled by the hot springs that give the community its name. ...
      by Published on 12-30-2013 01:24 AM

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      Before he became a spy for the American colonies who was executed by the British at the age of 21, Nathan Hale taught in this little schoolhouse. Famous for his alleged last words, Hale was a revolutionary in more ways than one. Before regular school hours began, he often would teach special sessions for female students, who did not attend during normal class times. This schoolhouse, constructed in 1773, has been moved several times, and now stands two blocks from its original location. It is staffed by a friendly and knowledgeable volunteer who will help who get the most out of your visit. ...

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