Fathomaway Compass

USA: The West

Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in. Let me ride through the wide open country that I love. Don't fence me in.
- Cole Porter 

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In Praise of the Unplugged Vacation

In Praise of the Unplugged Vacation

I noticed a dusty pay phone and realized I have no idea how much a coin call costs anymore. For me there was a freedom in being unreachable for a few days. For some others it was torture.

Best Day Ever: Glacier National Park

Best Day Ever: Glacier National Park

GLACIER, Montana – Sit back in one of the rockers in the main lobby and crack open the paper in front of the perennially blazing fireplace, which is the size of a small dance floor. 

How to Ski Apache-Style

How to Ski Apache-Style

RUIDOSO, New Mexico – New Mexico is an unlikely state for a ski trip. And Ruidoso isn't fancy. If it were a shoe, it would be a Hush Puppy. No frills, but reliable and gets the job done.

Look Up! Flying High at Balloon Fiesta

Look Up! Flying High at Balloon Fiesta

ALBURQUERQUE – The parking was horrendous; the food was marvelous (I ate my weight in funnel cakes). But the balloons were pure spectacularness, and I didn't even go up in one.

A Few Days In Scottsdale, Arizona

A Few Days In Scottsdale, Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – You're here for the hikes, the wide-open sky and rugged, desert terrain, and the visual symphony of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture.

 

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