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For Your Health, End The Layover Laziness

For Your Health, End The Layover Laziness May 3rd, 2013 at 10:00AM: What do you do on layovers? Nap? Catch up on email? Mindlessly watch some sports without any rooting interest? Christopher Berger, a physiologist, has a better idea. It's simple. Stand up. Walk away from the gate. Heck, leave the premises if you have at least three or four hours. There's no rule that says you have to spend the layover inside the airport. Baltimore has a fitness trail...

Photos: Watch the Natural History Museum of Utah take shape

Photos: Watch the Natural History Museum of Utah take shape Nov 8th, 2011 at 1:00PM: The doors to the brand new Natural History Museum of Utah are officially set to open in a little over a week. On November 18, the state-of-the-art facility will welcome visitors to take sight of part of the museum's collection of 1.2 million objects of natural history and science--think dinosaur bones, rare insects and pre-historic tools--in ten brand new, interactive galleries. The new...

Accidental bear spray discharge clears Utah hotel

Accidental bear spray discharge clears Utah hotel Oct 13th, 2011 at 2:00PM: A housekeeper working in a hotel in Utah cleared the entire building this past weekend, when she accidentally discharged a can of bear spray. The woman was pushing her cart down a hall in the Marriott Hotel in Salt Lake City and didn't notice that someone and dropped the can on the floor. When she rolled the cart over bear spray, it began discharging its contents, which is not unlike pepper spray,...

Outdoor Retailer gear expo begins today

Outdoor Retailer gear expo begins today Aug 4th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Today is the start of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, held bi-annually in Salt Lake City, Utah. The OR show is a gathering of outdoor and travel gear manufacturers who come together to show off their latest tents, backpacks, clothing, and other products to industry buyers, as well as the media. Over the next four days, companies like The North Face and Patagonia will unveil new products that...

Disruptive passenger arrested in Denver after bomb threat

Disruptive passenger arrested in Denver after bomb threat Nov 1st, 2010 at 11:00AM: A disruptive passenger was arrested at Denver International Airport this past weekend when he said he had a bomb. The passenger was late for a flight to Salt Lake City, missed the connection and left his luggage on the plane. After being "disruptive in the gate area" and making inappropriate comments," a United Airlines spokesman told CNN, the passenger claimed he had a bomb in his bag. This...

Hidden Treasures: Middle Eastern food in Utah

Hidden Treasures: Middle Eastern food in Utah Aug 13th, 2010 at 3:00PM: A local favorite, the Mazza cafe offers the best, award winning middle eastern food in Utah. Originally started as a deli at it's original 15th & 15th location, owner Ali Sabbah has grown this cafe into two full service restaurants. Stop by the cute original neighborhood location for a quiet dining experience, or head to the hopping 9th & 9th restaurant were Ali Sabbah can be found...

Toyota's Farm to Table Tour takes sustainable eating on the road

Toyota's Farm to Table Tour takes sustainable eating on the road Jul 20th, 2010 at 2:30PM: I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Yeah, right. Toyota just needs damage control. As if feel-good, treehugging road trips make up for all those recalls." But before you judge, let us separate the issue from the mission. This is Toyota's second annual Farm to Table Tour, in which 11 farmers markets nationwide participate with the automotive giant to visit "farmers markets across the...

Top Fourth of July fireworks spots across the US

Top Fourth of July fireworks spots across the US Jul 2nd, 2010 at 1:30PM: Here are ten of the biggest and best (as well as some smaller and more regionally or otherwise distinctive) fireworks displays to anticipate this Fourth of July across the United States. And even if you can't be in ten places across a continent in a single day (you can't? weird!) these spots might just provide a good reference list for your next decade of Fourth of July vacation planning. ...

Top five weekend travel media stories

Top five weekend travel media stories Jun 7th, 2010 at 1:30PM: Here are five interesting stories from this weekend's newspaper travel sections around the world. 1. In Melbourne's the Age, Andrew West writes about a fabulous train journey from Jakarta to Yogyakarta to Surabaya and then back to Jakarta. 2. Sophie Cooke extols the pleasures of Sarajevo and rural Bosnia in the Guardian. 3. In the New York Times, Jaime Gross spends 36 hours in Salt Lake...

Salt Lake City uses Facebook contest to get you psyched

Salt Lake City uses Facebook contest to get you psyched Jan 29th, 2010 at 1:00PM: The #1 Fan Sweepstakes for the Salt Lake City CVB's Facebook fan page kicked off on January 15, 2010 and runs until February 12, 2010. The goal is to get the number of fans pumped up to 5,000, while giving potential visitors information about everything Utah: from skiing to genealogy to Mormonism to convention business. Already, the number of fans has almost doubled -- from 1,200 to 2,200 --...

Salt Lake City ready to let the liquor flow

Salt Lake City ready to let the liquor flow Jan 15th, 2010 at 3:00PM: It's no secret that Salt Lake City isn't exactly the top destination for travelers who like to bend their elbows a lot. The local culture isn't terribly sympathetic to booze-fueled partying, but there are signs that icy receptions are being swapped for drinks on the rocks. The capital of Utah recently lifted a prohibition that only allowed two bars on every block downtown. The relaxed rules are...

Utah tourism off 10% in 2009, $700 million lost

Utah tourism off 10% in 2009, $700 million lost Jan 10th, 2010 at 4:00PM: Utah isn't quite the tourist destination it used to be. Last year, the number of visitors to the state fell by a million, and spending declined 10 percent. The recession kept people from rushing to the slopes, according to the state's 2010 Economic Report to the Governor. Hotel occupancy rates plunged to their lowest level in six years. The number of skiers checking into the state's 13 resorts...

Southwest gains a passenger midflight

Southwest gains a passenger midflight Dec 4th, 2009 at 5:30PM: When a Southwest Airlines flight took off from Chicago Midway Airport today bound for Salt Lake City it had 123 passengers. When it landed, there were 124. The addition joined the flight at 30,000 feet somewhere above Denver. As one of the passengers discovered, the floor at the back of an airplane can work fine as a delivery room in a pinch. Luckily, there was a doctor on board who could help...

Southwest and FedEx planes bump wings

Southwest and FedEx planes bump wings Dec 2nd, 2009 at 3:30PM: A Southwest Airlines jet bound for Albuquerque clipped wings with a Fed Ex cargo jet Sunday at the Salt Lake City Airport. A spokesperson for Southwest said the jet was about to pull back from the gate when it was bumped by the cargo plane. The pilots had not yet started the engine when they felt the "jolt" of the impact, which sliced off a 6-foot section of the plane's wingtip. No one was...

Eat, drink and ski happy in Salt Lake this winter

Eat, drink and ski happy in Salt Lake this winter Nov 13th, 2009 at 2:00PM: What's the happiest place on Earth? Well, Disney claims that title, but here's the problem: Utah does, too. If they were in different countries, no conflict would exist, but since they do, we have to sort this out. A Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index recently released ranks Utah highest among all states in happiness. And, if that's not enough, Men's Fitness magazine ranked Salt Lake City fittest...

Drinking in Utah no longer for members only

Drinking in Utah no longer for members only Jul 5th, 2009 at 2:00PM: Four decades after making it difficult to get a drink, Utah realizes that buying liquor involves spending, too. Last week, the state decided to allow liquor to be sold to anyone with a valid form of ID. For the past 40 years, getting a drink has involved becoming a member of a private club – which required an application and a fee. The cost of tradition, it seems, is $7 billion – the...

Golf discounts abound in Salt Lake City

Golf discounts abound in Salt Lake City May 25th, 2009 at 4:00PM: Golfers just got a new reason to go to Salt Lake City. The new Golf Salt Lake Super Pass provides some fantastic deals at several golf courses in the city, along with a full 18-hole round for up to four players, carts, complimentary time at the range and a discount of up to 20 percent on rental clubs. And, guests can make reservations for tee times up to 60 days in advance ... as opposed to the...

Jackson Hole Airport to undergo runway work

Jackson Hole Airport to undergo runway work Apr 13th, 2009 at 12:00PM: Jackson Hole Airport is likely to close for around four days next month because of runway work. The closure is scheduled to begin at 5 PM on May 25, 2009 (Memorial Day), with the four-day estimate coming from the contractors hired by the airport. If the hired help can get the work done according to schedule – and when was the last time that happened? – the airport could reopen as early...

Gadling Gear Review: Arc'teryx Atlas AR Jacket

Gadling Gear Review: Arc'teryx Atlas AR Jacket Feb 2nd, 2009 at 9:30AM: Nothing is more important in your adventure travel than packing the correct gear for the job. Whether this is the right set of cams for a pitch through Joshua Tree or a comfortable pair of all purpose shoes for exploring Venice, the wrong gear can drastically affect the way you travel and ultimately can make or break a trip. Skiing, in particular is a sensitive topic for me. Having spent each...

Man gets off plane via exit door: Did he wait for the ding?

Man gets off plane via exit door: Did he wait for the ding? Jan 22nd, 2009 at 8:30AM: Don't try this at home. When a Delta plane arriving from Salt Lake City landed in Phoenix yesterday, one man opened the emergency exit door at the back and got off by hopping off the wing. Or perhaps he climbed down? Regardless of how he got off, he was apprehended, naturally, and could be in bigger trouble than he anticipated. To his credit, the plane was at the terminal already, and other...

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