July 2023

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Story by Jimmy McKenzie Photos by Paul Clemence Bonjour, mes amis! If you’re looking for a place to soak up the sun, enjoy some delicious food and wine, and explore a rich cultural history, then Nice is the place for you. This bustling city on the French Riviera has it

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By Brian E. Clark In winter, the legendary Wyoming ski resort of Jackson Hole is an alpine playground of couloirs, steeps, cliffs and bowls, – even some blue and green runs for non-experts. It also offers plenty of breathtaking scenery spread out over 2,500 acres of inbound terrain, 133 trails


  Story and Photos by Neil Wolkodoff The Silvies Valley Ranch has been around for 140 years, an indication that they know what they are doing. This 151,000 acre ranch in the eastern Oregon high desert abuts a National Forest. Over 1,000 years ago, the Paiute and Shoshone tribes started

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By Brian E. Clark There are vacation rental homes and then there are vacation rental homes.  The luxe Chateau at Casteel Creek surely belongs in the latter category.  This 30,350-square foot manor is located near Edwards, Colorado and is a 40-minute drive from the Beaver Creek Ski Resort. It looks out over the

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Story & photos by Paul Clemence The visionary work of the late Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is today a major draw for Brazil’s visitors, with hordes of archi-tourism afficionados from all over the world flocking there to check out his unique take on Modernism. Given how prolific his career was

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Story by Jules Older. Photos by Effin Older. It’s rare for me to urge readers to drop everything and get themselves to a single museum for a single exhibition by a single artist. But when the art is by one of the most important artists of our age … Put

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By Deborah Gaines Even the greatest writers struggle to describe redwood trees. John Steinbeck called them “ambassadors from another time,” while Walt Whitman hailed “the deities of the West.” Theodore Roosevelt compared a grove of giant redwoods to “a great and beautiful cathedral.” For a long time, I just didn’t

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By Scott Stone From an early age I was fascinated by the Silk Road. It was Sunday night and that meant “Gracious Evening.” Mom would prepare a special dinner, and us kids would dress nicely and behave with best manners. But before mom served the food, she would lead a