Tag Archives: resorts

America’s original bicycling paradise

Numerous reports, stories, and studies tout Portland, Oregon; Boulder, Colorado; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Davis, California; and other communities in the United States as the most bikeable or bike-friendly. What they often overlook is the one and only community in the country … Continue reading

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Where to become immersed in spa-town arts

Here’s a list of 15 towns in the US and Canada that were founded at the site of a mineral spring, a resort spa, or a hot water spring, and which now have also developed an active art community. They range from secluded mountain … Continue reading

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Your community is a resort town when…

  Lodging chains that have long-since disappeared everywhere else still have an operating location here. People will “resort” to almost anything. Golf cart racing is a favorite sport. Sandals outsell shoes. The seasons are “peak” and “off-peak.” The locals start … Continue reading

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