Finding magical places on the long road from Alberta to Texas

Not having a definitive travel plan can pay off when you unexpectedly find the remarkable – amid the people and the landscape

Finding magical places on the long road from Alberta to TexasYou would not want to go on an RV trip with me. Plans are inevitably last minute and unpredictable. An innocuous road sign may result in a quick U-turn – and a two-day detour to places unknown. In early fall, we packed our modest motor home and slowly, circuitously ambled from Red Deer, Alberta southward…

Urban sweat lodge latest Hollywood health craze

PLUS: A three-day raft, bike, hike Moab sampler; plus G Adventures sets sail along Sri Lanka’s east coast

Urban sweat lodge latest Hollywood health crazeLeave it the ever-creative and health-and-relaxation-seeking La La Landers to come up with a kind of wacky way to get your fitness glow on. The Shape House has set up its hot and happening “urban sweat lodge” in West Hollywood (there are also outlets in New York and Los Angeles) for the sweltering 55-minute experience…

Top 10 U.S. cities to visit

Planning a trip to the United States? If you had to make a list of the top 10 U.S. cities to visit, what would they be?

Top 10 U.S. cities to visit[slideshow_deploy id='109848']Hover over image to read caption CALGARY, Alta. Dec. 29, 2016/Troy Media/ - Planning a trip to the United States? If you had to make a list of the top 10 U.S. cities to visit, what would they be? Whether you are an American or a visitor from abroad, the first city that pops…

What to do in Denver

Denver, Colorado, which calls itself the Mile High City, was founded as a mining town in 1858 during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush

What to do in DenverDENVER, CO, Dec. 21, 2016/Troy Media/ - Denver, Colorado, situated on the eastern flank of the Rocky Mountains, calls itself the Mile High City. A young city by anyone's standards, it was founded in 1858 as a mining town during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Colorado only became a state in 1876. Cities have personalities,…