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The best way to spend a snow day in Iowa is in a cavernous skating rink in a cornfield

Jewel Skate Country has been around for more than 30 years. Big speakers were blasting out Camila Cabello’s “Havanna” and there is a new lighting system, but the rink fells like you are stepping back into the 1980s. Continue reading

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Ozette Triangle Hike, where a boardwalk through the rainforest leads you to a wild Pacific coastline

A rugged coastline dotted with giant sea stacks and tidal pools. Large pods of seals sunning on the rocky edge of an island. A golden eagle soaring just above the trees, while gangling herons spar over the best low-tide fishing … Continue reading

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The ancient, sacred petroglyphs of Ozette Beach

The Ozette Beach Triangle hike has many rewards, including craggy haystacks and a wild shoreline teeming with seals, eagles, herons and cormorants. But the rugged coastline in Washington’s Olympic National Park also offers hikers a chance to see ancient artifacts … Continue reading

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The Oregon trail where cyclists can meet a dairy farmer, a coyote and a towering old train trestle

The Banks-Vernonia State Trail offers lucky cyclists a glimpse of the past and the future in one corner of Oregon’s old timber country. Oregon’s first rails-to-trails linear state park is on the edge of the Northern Coast Range that tumbles … Continue reading

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