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Shapely Theme Documentation - Colorlib
Instructions and video demos:
1. Install Shapely theme
2. Import Shapely demo content and widget content.
3. Setup front/home page
4. Setup Portfolio Section
5. Parallax sections and aligned image sections
6. Testimonials
7. Client/partner logo slider
8. Call For Action
9. Social Icons
10. Navigation Menu Setup
11. How to Setup and Use Post & Page Templates
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Travelify Theme Instructions - Colorlib
1 Installation
2 Custom Menu
3 Custom Background
4 Default Layout Configuration
5 Specific Layout Per Post/Page
6 Set up Homepage Featured Slider
7 Custom CSS
8 How to Disable Page Comments
9 Recommended Image Sizes
10 How to set up Blog Page
11 Translation
12 Social Icons
13 Change color scheme
14 Footer copyright information
15 Other
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Travelify - Awesome & Responsive Travel WordPress Theme - Colorlib
We support all free and premium plugins built for WordPress. We did extra optimization for most popular plugins such as Breadcrumb NavXT, WP-PageNavi, Contact Form 7, and WordPress SEO Plugin. You can build your own eCommerce store with ease using WooCommerce. No coding or tweaking is required, just add your products and you are ready to go. Featured slider will make your most important content to stand out. It has several built in transition effects as well as various other options.
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Disney hopes Cars Land makes California Adventure a golden state - latimes.com
California Adventure has always lagged behind Disneyland, but with a major overhaul, including Cars Land, Disney executives believe it'll catch up. Food sales will also be an important revenue stream. While designing Cars Land, Disney officials took a road trip along Route 66, stopping at mom-and-pop joints and coffee shops for meal ideas. At Flo's V8 Cafe in Cars Land, guests can order apple pies with cheddar cheese and chocolate mud pies, two dishes inspired by the "ugly crust pies" served at the Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas, Disney officials said. If visitors do stay around the park for extra time to take in all the attractions, it can build loyalty, said Gene Jeffers, executive director of the Themed Entertainment Assn. trade group. "When people stay longer, the attachment to the park grows stronger," Jeffers said, "and so the likelihood of returning grows stronger."
Spring  2012  May  USWest  California  SouthernCalifornia  regional  tourist  tourism  travel  vacation  Disneyland  CarsLand  DisneyCaliforniaAdventure  Disney  Texas  Adrian  MidpointCafe  FlowV8Cafe  Route66  notes  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
may 2012 by ahasteve
'Route 66': George Maharis recalls the rough road of shooting - latimes.com
"Route 66" also boasted a silky jazzy theme song from Nelson Riddle that hit the charts. The series recalled the rebels without a cause of the day including James Dean and Marlon Brando. "Here are these guys who are going across country," said Emmer, who started watching the series as a young boy and was determined to own a Corvette one day. "They are going to get into trouble, and they are going to meet interesting people. It just sounded so cool." The series, which was the first shot on the road across the country, was a grind for the actors and crew. "We were doing seven days a week, 16-, 17-hour days," said Maharis. "In the beginning they said it would be five days a week, but that didn't happen. We started backing up. They made 32 shows a year in those days. We were like a wagon train."
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may 2012 by ahasteve
Pasadena travel guide - Wikitravel
Pasadena is one of the oldest cities adjoining Los Angeles and is the main population center of the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California. Known as the City of Roses, Pasadena is most famous for its New Year's Day Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. Pasadena is a cultural oasis with 14 museums and 11 performing arts organizations, including the Pasadena Playhouse and Norton Simon Museum. Pasadena also boasts the world-renowned California Institute of Technology, whose alumni and faculty have garnered 32 Nobel Prizes. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, site of the Mars exploration missions, is also just a 10-minute drive north.
Most visitors to Pasadena will also not want to miss the nearby Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens which features a large art collection but is more famous for its 150 acres of botanical gardens that have been used as a backdrop for many Hollywood films.
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may 2012 by ahasteve
U.S. Route 395 in California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the U.S. state of California, U.S. Route 395 (US 395) is a 557-mile route which traverses from Interstate 15 near the southern city limits of Hesperia, north to the Oregon state line in Modoc County near Goose Lake. The route clips into Nevada, serving the cities Carson City and Reno, before returning to California. Prior to truncation, US 395 served the metropolitan areas of San Diego and San Bernardino. The highway serves as a connection to the Los Angeles area for the communities of the Owens Valley, Mammoth Lakes and Mono Lake. The highway is used as an access for both the highest point in the contiguous United States, Mount Whitney, and the lowest point in North America, Death Valley.
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Petrified Forest National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Petrified Forest National Park is a United States national park in Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona. The park's headquarters are about 26 miles east of Holbrook along Interstate 40 (I-40), which parallels a railroad line, the Puerco River, and historic U.S. Route 66, all crossing the park roughly east–west. Named for its large deposits of petrified wood, the park covers about 146 square miles, encompassing semi-desert shrub steppe as well as highly eroded and colorful badlands. The site, the northern part of which extends into the Painted Desert, was declared a National Monument in 1906 and a national park in 1962. About 600,000 people visit the park each year and take part in activities including sightseeing, photography, hiking, and backpacking. A petrified log in the Petrified Forest
During the Late Triassic, downed trees accumulating in river channels in what became the park were buried periodically by sediment containing volcanic ash.
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may 2012 by ahasteve
Painted Desert, Arizona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Painted Desert is a United States desert of badlands in the Four Corners area from the Grand Canyon National Park into the Petrified Forest National Park. Much of the area within the Petrified Forest National Park is protected as the Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area. Much of the Painted Desert region is within the Navajo Nation (Navajo and Hopi have lived in the region for at least five hundred and one thousand years, respectively.) The Painted Desert extends roughly from Cameron-Tuba City, Arizona, southeast to past Holbrook, Arizona, and the Petrified Forest National Park. The distances are approximately 120-miles in length, and a width of about 60-mi, making it roughly 7,500 square miles. Bordering southwest and south is the Mogollon Plateau, and on the plateau's south border the Mogollon Rim-(the north border of the Arizona transition zone).
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may 2012 by ahasteve
Williams travel guide - Wikitravel
Williams is a city in the state of Arizona. The city's location is on Interstate 40, as well as its position on the old Route 66, make it a frequent pit stop for travelers passing through on their way to more exotic destinations. The city is also a major gateway to the Grand Canyon. Located 35 miles west of Flagstaff on I-40 and 1 hour south of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Amtrak's daily Southwest Chief line between Chicago and Los Angeles stops in Williams. Grand Canyon Railway, 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., ☎ 1-800-843-8724 (info@thetrain.com). Train ride that lasts approximately 4 1/2 hours and travels 65 miles. $60-170. edit
The historic city walk. Get the historic city walk brochure from the visitors office - it takes about 40 minutes to complete the self-guided tour. edit
Wild West Junction, 321 East Route 66. Authentic-looking wild west village with museum, restaurants, hotels, shops and entertainment.
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may 2012 by ahasteve
Flagstaff travel guide - Wikitravel
Alpine skiing. Arizona Snowbowl, is one of only three ski resorts in the state of Arizona. Despite the surrounding desert, Flagstaff is a popular skiing destination for the Southwest due to the high elevation. Interestingly, the Snowbowl is one of the first ten ski resorts established in the United States. Snowbowl is in the San Francisco Mountains, which offer pleasant high-country hiking after the snow melts, including a trail to Humphreys Peak, highest mountain in Arizona. Access to some of the San Franciscos is restricted, as they're sacred to several of the area's Indian tribes.
Mountain biking, Hiking, and Rock Climbing. The area surrounding Flagstaff is a hotspot for such outdoor activities. Mount Elden is an excellent starting point, with numerous trails running up and alongside most sides of the mountain. One of the most popular Elden trails is Elden Lookout Trail, which scales all 2800 feet (855 metres) from base to summit, and has access to the lookout tower at the top
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may 2012 by ahasteve
Flagstaff travel guide - Wikitravel
Flagstaff is a city of over 52,000 people near the San Francisco Peaks mountain range of northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon, USA. Lying at an altitude of 6990 feet, Flagstaff and much of the surrounding region are substantially cooler than the low desert that dominates the southern part of the state. Though still dry by east coast standards, enough rain and snow falls in the area to allow a forest of ponderosa pine trees to cover the landscape. Flagstaff is stretched out along historic Route 66, which runs roughly east-west. The fairly small (about 5 blocks square) downtown is on the western side of town, near the base of Mars Hill, the location of Lowell Observatory. Both I-40 and the BNSF railroad tracks run roughly parallel to Route 66. Northern Arizona University is located south of downtown and the tracks, but north of I-40. Here the north-south oriented Milton Road, which becomes I-17, is the main thoroughfare, with Route 66 heading west north of the railroad underpass.
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may 2012 by ahasteve
Northern Arizona travel guide - Wikitravel
Northern Arizona is a region in Arizona. It is most famous for the Grand Canyon but includes a wide range of other destinations that are notable for their scenery and diversity.
Counties:
Apache
Coconino
Navajo
Yavapai

Cities
Ash Fork
Camp Verde
Flagstaff — the biggest city in the area
Fredonia— gateway to the Grand Canyon
Jerome
Kayenta
Kingman — gateway to Nevada and California
Page — slot canyons and Lake Powell
Page Springs Wine Country, Vineyards, Northern Arizonas Napa Valley
Peach Springs
Prescott
Sedona — Red Rock mountains and crystal healing energy vortices
Seligman
Tuba City — largest town in the Navajo Nation
Williams — gateway to the Grand Canyon and Route 66
Winslow
This is a geographically diverse area that contains not only the famous Grand Canyon but also some mountainous country near Flagstaff and lesser canyon/mesa terrain to the east and west. Part of Navajo Nation falls within this region. There are a number of national parks and monuments here.
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Northwest New Mexico travel guide - Wikitravel
Northwest New Mexico is a region in the state of New Mexico. It is notable for desert scenery, Four Corners (the only point in the United States where four states meet), and a large part of Navajo Nation, the country's largest Indian reservation.

Towns
Crownpoint
Cuba
El Morro
Farmington with nearby Aztec, Bloomfield and Shiprock
Gallup
Grants
Zuni Pueblo
A good scenic drive that gives the traveler a sense of the rugged desolation of this region is US 491 between Gallup and the town of Shiprock. This road appears as US 666 on some maps and was long known as "The Devil's Highway." Take a few minutes at the northern end of the drive and get a photo or two of Shiprock, the amazing volcanic formation that gives the northern terminus of this road its name.

Other destinations
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
El Malpais National Monument
Four Corners
Navajo Nation
Route 66
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Gallup travel guide - Wikitravel
Gallup is a town in the state of New Mexico. Located on I-40 and the former Route 66, Gallup is an important gateway to the Navajo Nation and other nearby attractions. Gallup itself is noted for its numerous trading posts and Indian-themed gift shops, as well as an abundance of natural scenery surrounding town. It is about two hours from Albuquerque. This stretch of road, however, is seemingly under nearly constant construction, and you may have some unexpected driving delays. Dust storms and wind-driven blizzards can also create delays, particularly between Gallup and Grants.
See
Red Rock State Park is just outside town and features colorful scenery. Hiking and camping are possible, and there are several special events during the year, probably the best-known of which is the Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial in early August. The Ceremonial is a major event with dancing, arts and crafts, Native American foods, etc.
Red Rock Museum, 300 W. Rt. 66, is affiliated with the park.
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may 2012 by ahasteve
Arizona travel guide - Wikitravel
Regions
Eastern Arizona
High desert lands, Wild West history galore and small towns near the border.
Greater Phoenix
The Fourteenth Biggest metropolitan area in the United States has artsy urban communities, ritzy resorts, the country's largest university and resulting college town, beautiful desert wilderness on the outskirts and miles upon miles of suburban sprawl.
Northern Arizona
Including Grand Canyon and the "Arizona Strip." The Navajo Nation and numerous beautiful deserts and forests populate the region.
South Central Arizona
The corridor from Tucson to the biggest port of entry into Arizona of Nogales has some beautiful high desert, interesting cities and sparse wilderness.
Western Arizona
National Parks
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Grand Canyon National Park
Petrified Forest National Park
Saguaro National Park
National Monuments
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Chiricahua National Monument
Four Corners Monument
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may 2012 by ahasteve
Arizona travel guide - Wikitravel
Arizona, also known as the Grand Canyon State, is located in the American Southwest. Admitted as the 48th State of the Union in 1912, Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon as well as a variety of terrain, climates and cultures. To the west is California and Nevada, to the north is Utah, to the east is New Mexico, to the northeast is Colorado, and to the south is the Mexican state of Sonora. It is one of the Four Corners states.
Cities
Flagstaff - the gateway to the Northern reaches of the state with most people headed to the Grand Canyon's South Rim passing through Flagstaff.
Mesa
Phoenix- The capital of Arizona has a vibrant downtown, active Latino communities in South Phoenix, artsy and young Roosevelt Street and the upscale Biltmore area.
Prescott
Sedona - Gorgeous red rock canyons and New Age folks dominate one of the most beautiful areas of Arizona.
Scottsdale - golfing, shopping and the spa lifestyle
Tempe
Tucson
Winslow
Yuma
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may 2012 by ahasteve
Albuquerque, New Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Albuquerque contains a variety of museums, galleries, shops and other points of interest. Some of these include the Albuquerque Biological Park, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Museum of Natural History and Science, and Old Town Albuquerque. The majority of locally owned boutiques and fine dining establishments are scattered throughout Downtown, Old Town, and Uptown. Old Town features ghost tours performed by the Southwest Ghosthunters Association. Albuquerque also has a variety of live music/performance venues including Hard Rock Pavilion, Tingley Coliseum, Sunshine Theater and the KiMo Theater.
The Sandia and Manzano Mountains to the east offer trails, open spaces, and rock climbing. Climbs from one to ten pitches can be found at all ability levels. The Sandia Peak Tramway, located adjacent to Albuquerque is the world's second-longest passenger aerial tramway. It also has the world's third-longest single span. It stretches from the Northeast edge of the city to the crestline o
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Albuquerque, New Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Albuquerque is the largest city in the state of New Mexico. It is the county seat of Bernalillo County and is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population was 545,852 as of the 2010 Census and ranks as the 32nd-largest city in the U.S. As of June 2007, the city was the sixth fastest-growing in America. It has a metropolitan population of 887,077 as of the 2010 Census. Albuquerque is the 57th-largest United States metropolitan area. The Albuquerque MSA population includes the city of Rio Rancho. Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico (UNM), Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, and Petroglyph National Monument. The Sandia Mountains run along the eastern side of Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande flows through the city, north to south. The first travelers on Route 66 appeared in Albuquerque in 1926, and before long, dozens of motels, restaurants, and gift shops had sprung up.
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Oregon Trail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Oregon Trail is a 2,000-mile (3,200 km) historic east-west wagon route and emigrant trail that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon and locations in between. The eastern part of the Oregon Trail spanned part of the future state of Kansas and nearly all of what are now the states of Nebraska and Wyoming. The western half of the trail spanned most of the future states of Idaho and Oregon. The beginnings of the Oregon Trail were laid by fur trappers and traders from about 1811 to 1840 and were only passable on foot or by horseback. By 1836, when the first migrant wagon train was organized in Independence, Missouri, a wagon trail had been cleared to Fort Hall, Idaho. Wagon trails were cleared further and further west, eventually reaching all the way to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. What became called the Oregon Trail was complete even as improved roads, "cutouts", ferries and bridges made the trip faster and safer almost every year.
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Santa Fe Trail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Santa Fe Trail was a 19th-century transportation route through central North America that connected Franklin, Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pioneered in 1821 by William Becknell, it served as a vital commercial and military highway until the introduction of the railroad to Santa Fe in 1880. At first an international trade route between the United States and Mexico, it was the 1846 U.S. invasion route of New Mexico during the Mexican–American War. The route crossed Comancheria, the territory of the Comanches, who demanded compensation for granting rights-of-way. Americans routinely traded with the Comanche along the trail, sometimes finding the trade in Comancheria more profitable than that of Santa Fe.
After the U.S. acquisition of the Southwest, the trail helped open the region to U.S. economic development and settlement, playing a vital role in the expansion of the U.S. into the lands it had acquired.
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North Central New Mexico travel guide - Wikitravel
North Central New Mexico is Georgia O'Keeffe country -- the high desert with amazing colors. However, it is also home to two gorgeous mountain ranges and fascinating cultural nuances. Santa Fe, at the southern tip of the region, is one of the world's great travel destinations for its combination of beauty, cultural interest, music, art, and dining.

Regions
Jemez Mountains
Rio Grande Valley (or Española Valley)
Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Cities
Abiquiu
Chama
Chimayó
Española
Los Alamos
Madrid
Pojoaque
Santa Fe
Taos

Other destinations
Santa Fe National Forest
Carson National Forest
Bandelier National Monument
Valles Caldera National Preserve

The High Road to Taos, between Taos and Santa Fe, is perhaps the best-known scenic byway in this area. The Low Road to Taos, also known as the main route, is another scenic drive between Santa Fe and Taos, and while it is much faster than the High Road, also offers some scenic attractions in its own right.
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U.S. Route 66 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Much of the early highway, like all the other early highways, was gravel or graded dirt. Due to the efforts of the U.S. Highway 66 Association, Route 66 became the first highway to be completely paved in 1938. Several places were dangerous: more than one part of the highway was nicknamed "Bloody 66" and gradually work was done to realign these segments to remove dangerous curves. However, one section just outside Oatman, Arizona (through the Black Mountains) was fraught with hairpin turns and was the steepest along the entire route, so much so that some early travelers, too frightened at the prospect of driving such a potentially dangerous road, hired locals to navigate the winding grade. The section remained as Route 66 until 1953, and is still open to traffic today as the Oatman Highway.
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may 2012 by ahasteve
Amarillo travel guide - Wikitravel
Amarillo, which means "yellow" in Spanish, is the center of the Texas Panhandle, located at the edge of the Great Plains. At Indian Hill Road, go west all the way out of town to Blessen Road, turn south, then continue west on the north frontage road.
Cadillac Ranch
Watch for the Cadillac Ranch on the south side of the interstate, a must-see on Route 66. Stay on the north frontage road all the way to Vega, and then join Bus I-40 through town. Return to the north frontage road west of town through Adrian, which is the geographic center between Chicago and Los Angelos, there is a cafe and giftshop called Midpoint.
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Panhandle travel guide - Wikitravel
High Plains - 180 degrees of sky, wheat and corn as far as the eye can see, and the rich legacy of pioneers and cowboys.
Llano Estacado - The heart of Panhandle cotton country, with bustling Lubbock at its center.
North Central Plains - The Texas Heartland.
Northern Edwards Plateau
Cities
Abilene
Amarillo
Big Spring
Childress
Clarendon
Lubbock
Plainview
San Angelo
Wichita Falls
Other destinations
Palo Duro Canyon
Caprock Canyons State Park
Buffalo Springs Lake
Lake Meredith
Lake Ransom Canyon
Lake Alan Henry
Palo Duro Canyon, near Amarillo. The second largest in the US, Palo Duro Canyon is known for its striking natural formations and largely undisturbed beauty.
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. North of Amarillo lies the large Lake Meredith. The Lake Meredith area features several canyon systems, the Canadian River, and the lake itself, which supplies water to both Amarillo and Lubbock.The Cadillac Ranch, west of Amarillo. The sight of these half-buried Cadillacs has fascinated
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Panhandle travel guide - Wikitravel
The northwest corner of Texas is known as the Texas Panhandle, probably because it juts out in stark plaintiveness from the rest of the state. Flat and dry, the steady prevailing winds can sometimes create mild dust storms, though modern farming techniques have much reduced the terrible dust storms which occurred during the "Dust Bowl Days" of the Great Depression. The region is subject to extremes of temperature like much of the Great Plains. Temperatures regularly reach 100ºF (38ºC) during the summer, while the winters can bring snows and the occasional blizzard. While the snows are not frequent, the prevailing winds can drive what little does drop across a large area of the plains until it finds something to pile up against, usually a town or city or a highway. Drifting is generally the real hazard, rather than large quantities of snow as happen in the North and East of the U.S.
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may 2012 by ahasteve
Route 66 - Wikitravel
Route 66 is one of the essential icons of America, both for Americans and for people abroad. It represents a multitude of ideas: freedom, migration West, and the loneliness of the American heartland. The highway was first opened in 1926, although much of the route was not paved for decades afterwards. It soon captured America's imagination. John Steinbeck, in his 1940 novel Grapes of Wrath, chronicled the migration along Route 66 of thousands of farmers leaving the Dust Bowl of Kansas and Oklahoma during the Great Depression, trying to reach a better land in California. Steinbeck posited the road as an almost hostile force, draining money, energy, and enthusiasm from the optimistic Okies. A TV show in the 1960s, also called "Route 66", featured two young men exploring America's highways. Although Jack Kerouac only mentions 66 briefly in his book On the Road, it acquired something of the aura of Beatnik cross-country driving.
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may 2012 by ahasteve
Northeast New Mexico travel guide - Wikitravel
Northeast New Mexico is a region bordering the Texas Panhandle and southern Colorado. It has fewer scenic and cultural attractions than most other regions of the state, but does contain a few things to break the tedium of the drive west across the Great Plains en route to the better-known tourist areas of Santa Fe and north central New Mexico. Two units of the United States National Parks system can be found here.

Cities
Clayton
Las Vegas (not to be confused with the city in Nevada by the same name) is on the border between this region and the north central region, on the eastern side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Raton
San Jon
Santa Rosa
Tucumcari

Other destinations
Capulin Volcano National Monument
Conchas Lake
Fort Union National Monument
Kiowa National Grassland
Route 66
Santa Fe Trail
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may 2012 by ahasteve
New Mexico travel guide - Wikitravel
Central New Mexico
Situated along the Middle Rio Grande Valley and home to Albuquerque, the Central region contains most of the state's population.
North Central New Mexico
This scenic mountainous region has many of the better-known tourist destinations of New Mexico, such as Santa Fe and Taos.
Northeast New Mexico
Here, the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains. The Santa Fe Trail, railroads, and Route 66 all passed through here.
Northwest New Mexico
Part of the Four Corners region, this area is home to many unusual geological formations, red rocks, and part of the Navajo Nation.
Southwest New Mexico
Home to scenic low-lying mountains and much of the agricultural production in the state, along the Rio Grande.
Southeast New Mexico
Elevation-wise, this is the lowest region of the state, mostly desert but with some strange geologic phenomena.
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may 2012 by ahasteve
New Mexico travel guide - Wikitravel
New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, is a state in the American Southwest. Formerly a Spanish colony after conquistadors arrived in the 16th century, then a Mexican colony until the Mexican-American War of the 1840s, and then an American territory until New Mexico achieved statehood in 1912, New Mexico still has a large native Spanish-speaking population as well as many Native American communities, offering a unique culture that clearly stands apart from that of other states. Spanish is the official second language. A visitor to New Mexico will also discover fantastic natural scenery, a major fine arts scene centered around Santa Fe, great outdoor recreational opportunities, and a distinctive regional cuisine.
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may 2012 by ahasteve
Southern California Close-Ups Itineraries - latimes.com
Joshua Tree National Park and Desert Hot Springs. Going Hollywood. Pasadena and environs. From West Hollywood to Wilshire. Westside of Los Angeles. A step-by-step guide to the South Bay. 11 Micro-itineraries for Long Beach, San Pedro and Catalina Island. 12 Micro-itineraries for coastal Orange County. 10 micro-itineraries for inland Orange County. San Fernando Valley: 11 micro-itineraries. A walk around Los Angeles' park neighborhoods. Exploring downtown Los Angeles in 11 mini-itineraries.
Spring  March  USWest  California  SouthernCalifornia  NationalPark  JoshuaTree  DesertHotSprings  desert  Pasadena  Hollywood  WestLA  SouthBay  harbor  ocean  LongBeach  SanPedro  islands  CatalinaIsland  beaches  coast  OrangeCounty  SanFernandoValley  LosAngeles  tourism  tourist  travel  vacation  notes  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
march 2012 by ahasteve
Mojave National Preserve: Oasis of solitude amid a roaring bustle - latimes.com
Amid all this is the Mojave National Preserve: beautiful, empty and — unless you're within earshot of the railroad — as quiet as the ages. To feel so far off the path while so close to some of the country's best-beaten ones is both a miracle of conservation and an accident of politics. In 1994, after years of wrangling, three new desert designations were formalized: Joshua Tree and Death Valley became national parks, but Mojave was granted only preserve status. It's an inferior category of protection; hunting, for example, is permitted. But a happy irony of Mojave's lesser designation is that the preserve, unlike its A-list siblings, barely registers on tourists' radar. Even seasoned Southwest travelers may not realize what they're missing: 1.5 million acres of solitude draped across vast forests of Joshua trees, snow-dusted peaks and measureless desert horizons. If the national park was America's best idea, the national preserve — and this one in particular — may be our best-kept sec
Winter  2012  January  USWest  California  Forests  Route66  Route  I-40  DeathValley  JoshuaTree  desert  MojavePreserve  NationalPreserves  notes  GreenPlanet  I-15  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT  CaliforniaDesert  regional  travel  tourist  tourism  vacation  Region:  California 
january 2012 by ahasteve
Bottle Tree Ranch is a folk art 'forest' in the Mojave Desert - latimes.com
Elmer Long's two-plus acres are crowded with hundreds of metal sculptures adorned with colored bottles and just about anything else one could imagine. To see the forest for the trees, drive north from Victorville on old Route 66 into the desert, past the cement factory where Elmer Long toiled for decades, to a grove of metal and glass that is more than the sum of its parts. Long's Bottle Tree Ranch is a folk art forest — two-plus acres crowded with hundreds of metal sculptures adorned with colored bottles and topped with just about anything one could imagine.
Winter  2011  December  USWest  HighCountryEagles  California  SanBernardinoCounty  Desert  BottleTreeRanch  Route66  Victorville  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
december 2011 by ahasteve
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description - California
Map and Driving Instructions: California, Pasadena to Santa Monica.  Glendale, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica.
Spring  2011  April  maps  photos  Route66  USWest  state  vacation  travel  road-trip  California  Pasadena  Glendale  LosAngeles  WestHollywood  BeverlyHills  SantaMonica  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description - California
Map and Driving Instructions: California, Upland to Pasadena.  San Antonio Heights, Claremont, La Verne, Glendora, San Dimas, Azusa, Duarte, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, San Marino, Altadena.
Spring  2011  April  maps  photos  Route66  USWest  state  vacation  travel  road-trip  California  Upland  Pasadena  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description - California
Map and Driving Instructions: California, San Bernardino to Upland.  Devore, Verdemont, Muscoy, Colton Bloomington, Rialto, Fontana Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Montclair.
Spring  2011  April  maps  photos  Route66  USWest  state  vacation  travel  road-trip  California  SanBernardino  Upland  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description - California
Map and Driving Instructions: California -- Barstow to San Bernardino:  Yermo, Lenwood, Hodge, Helendale, Oro Grande, Victorville, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Devore, San Bernardino, Highland, Rialto and Colton.
Spring  2011  April  maps  photos  Route66  USWest  state  vacation  travel  road-trip  California  Barstow  Daggett  SanBernardino  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description - California
Map and Driving Instructions: California, Needles to Barstow.  Goffs, Essex, Cadiz, Amboy, Ludlow, Newberry Springs and Daggett.
Spring  2011  April  maps  photos  Route66  USWest  state  vacation  travel  road-trip  California  Needles  Barstow  Daggett  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description - Arizona
Map and Driving Directions: Arizona to California.  Seligman, Grand Canyon Caverns, Nelson, Peach Springs, Truxton, Valentine, Hackberry, Kingman, Oatman, Yucca and Topock.  California, Needles.
Spring  2011  April  maps  photos  Route66  USWest  state  vacation  travel  road-trip  RoadLessTraveled  Arizona  Seligman  Kingman  Topock  California  Needles  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description - Arizona
Map and Driving Instructions:  Arizona, Flagstaff to Seligman; Bellermont, Parks, Williams, Ash Fork.
Spring  2011  April  maps  photos  Route66  USWest  state  vacation  travel  road-trip  RoadLessTraveled  Arizona  Flagstaff  Seligman  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description - Arizona
Map and Driving Instructions: Arizona Winslow to Flagstaff; Leupp Corner Meteor Crater, Winona.
Spring  2011  April  maps  photos  Route66  USWest  state  vacation  travel  road-trip  RoadLessTraveled  Arizona  Winslow  Flagstaff  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description - Arizona
Map and Driving Instructions:  Arizona -- Lupton, Hauck, Sanders, Chambers, Navajo, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, Sun Valley Holbrook, Josepth City, Winslow.
Spring  2011  April  maps  photos  Route66  USWest  state  vacation  travel  road-trip  RoadLessTraveled  Arizona  NewMexico  Gallup  PaintedDesert  PetrifiedForest  Winslow  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description - New Mexico
Map:  New Mexico to Arizona -- New Mexico: McCartys, Grants, Milan, Anaconda, Bluewater, Prewitt, Thoreau, Rehabath, Gallup, Mentmore. Arizona: Manuelito, Sanders.
Spring  2011  April  maps  photos  Route66  USWest  state  vacation  travel  road-trip  RoadLessTraveled  NewMexico  Albuquerque  Milan  Gallup  Arizona  Manuelito  Sanders  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description - New Mexico
Map:  New Mexico from La Cienega to Albuquergue and Milan - Santa Domingo Pueblo, Tijeras Algodones, Bernalillo, Albuquerque, Pajarito, Los Pallidas, Isleta, Isleta Pueblo, Bosque Farms, Los Lunas, Sandia, Rio Puerco, South Garcia, Suwanee, Correo, Mesita, Laguna, New Laguna, Paraje, Budville, Cubero, San Fidel, McCartys and Grants.
Spring  2011  April  maps  photos  Route66  USWest  state  vacation  travel  road-trip  RoadLessTraveled  NewMexico  LaCienega  Albuquerque  Milan  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description - New Mexico
Map and Instructions:  New Mexico - Santa Rosa to Santa Fe; Dila, Anton Chico, Los Montoyas, Charles Rl Ranch, Romeoville, Los Alamos, Las Vegas, Serafina, Ribera, Ilfed, Sands, Rowe, Pecos, Glorieta, Canoncito and Santa Fe, La Cienga
Spring  2011  April  maps  photos  Route66  USWest  state  vacation  travel  road-trip  RoadLessTraveled  NewMexico  SantaFe  SantaRosa  LaCienga  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description - New Mexico
Map and Directions:  New Mexico -- Glenrio, San Jan, Tucumcari, Montoya, Newkirk, Cuervo, Santa Rosa.
Spring  2011  April  maps  photos  Route66  USWest  state  vacation  travel  road-trip  RoadLessTraveled  NewMexico  Tucumcari  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description - New Mexico
Map and Driving Instructions: New Mexico - Tucumcari, Santa Rosa, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Gallup.
Spring  2011  April  maps  photos  Route66  USWest  NewMexico  SantaFe  Albuquerque  state  vacation  travel  road-trip  RoadLessTraveled  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
Daggett, Desert Market: Market operator is a big fish in the small desert pond of Daggett, Calif. - latimes.com
Khawaldeh's store and the abandoned wooden building next door, a onetime brothel.Beer, cigarettes, energy drinks and lottery tickets. They're the lifeblood of this tiny store that has been here for 130 years. It's managed to survive a fire, a population exodus and the loss of business after Interstate 40 was built and fewer motorists passed by the store on old Route 66.
That's what he loves about Daggett, about the United States. "If you are determined and you want to do something, you can," he says. "Trust me." Daggett, population 200, is surrounded by desert, sage and dust; purple mountains and lumpy hills stretch into the distance. For most people, this place is little more than a blip on the map, halfway between Los Angeles and Needles. The Desert Market is the only store for miles. Nearby, there's a trailer park, a junkyard and a truck repair shop — and not much else. The gas station is long since boarded up, and a dozen silent houses sag into piles of wood and metal.
Spring  2011  April  USWest  California  Desert  Daggett  Needles  PermanentTemporaries  HighCountryEagles  Victorville  notes  I-40  Route66  Barstow  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
april 2011 by ahasteve
Rediscover Your Drive Running Into the Sun
Has the mass migration of empty nesters begun? What’s in store for the Boomer extended family? If you are shopping around for the ideal resort location where you can invest, change careers, retire, start or continue a new business, now is time for you to research the economy of your chosen geographical area, placing top priority of your time and effort on your first choice. In similar fashion investigate your second and third choices. You're probably asking yourself: What should I look for? When should I cash in my equity and move out? How can I protect my nest egg, while increasing my profits and margins in my business – or after I move how can I pick the right job or clientele? Is this the right time? If you’re like most people bent on upgrading their quality of life your location should offer abundant open space, a village-like atmosphere to maximize quality of life and pleasant human interaction, and shared recreational, educational and cultural facilities.
Summer  2010  July  trends  babyboomers  boomersaurs  EmptyNests  WirelessResorters  careers  bestplaces  startup  entrepreneurs  MobileKnowCo  knowledgeatm  J2020F  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
july 2010 by ahasteve
Pony Express lives on as link to the Wild West - latimes.com
In its 19 months of operation in 1860-61, the Pony Express relied on scores of brave or foolish young men and hundreds of barely broken horses to deliver the speediest mail service in North America, despite forbidding topography, nasty weather, stampeding bison and hostile Native Americans. At a time when most mail took three weeks or longer to travel the nearly 2,000 miles from Missouri to California, the relaying Pony riders could do it in 10 days, sometimes less. And they always started in St. Joe. So here I was, 150 years later, ready to learn how a failed business — an estimated $400,000 in debt when it shut down — was born again as one of America's best-loved Western stories. In 1860, St. Joseph, in northwestern Missouri, about 50 miles from Kansas City, was where "civilization" ended and the Wild West began. The railroad tracks stopped in St. Joe (which got its name from founding trader Joseph Robidoux), and so did the telegraph lines.
Spring  2010  May  USWest  WildWest  1860  PonyExpress  Missouri  StJoseph  Julesburg  FortKearney  PlatteRiver  SouthPass  FortBridger  SaltLakeCity  WasatchMountains  CampFloyd  FortRuby  CarsonCity  Sacramento  travel  tourism  tourist  vacation  history  notes  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
may 2010 by ahasteve
Santa Fe, New Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Visitors are attracted year-round by the climate and activities (such as skiing and hiking) plus cultural activities. Most tourist activity is in the historic downtown on the Plaza, a one-block square near to the Palace of the Governors, the original seat of New Mexico's territorial government since Spanish colonization. Other areas include “Museum Hill”, the site of the major art museums, the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, which takes place each year during the second full weekend of July. The Canyon Road arts area with its galleries is also a major attraction. During the second week of September the aspens in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains turn yellow and the skies are clear and blue; the Fiestas de Santa Fe, celebrating the "reconquering" of Santa Fe by Don Diego de Vargas, with the burning Zozobra ("Old Man Gloom"), a 50-ft marionette. Taos, about 70 mi North and the historic Bandelier National Monument about 30 mi away. Santa Fe's ski area, Ski Santa Fe, is about 16 mi.
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september 2009 by ahasteve
Santa Fe, New Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Santa Fe has had an association with science and technology since 1943 when the town served as the gateway to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a 45 minute drive from the city. In 1984, the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) was founded to research complex systems in the physical, biological, economic, and political sciences. It hosts such Nobel laureates as Murray Gell-Mann (physics), Philip Warren Anderson (physics), and Kenneth Arrow (economics). The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) was founded in 1994 to focus on research at the intersection among bioscience, computing, and mathematics. Several technology companies formed to commercialize technologies dubbed the "Info Mesa." Santa Fe routinely serves as a host to a variety of scientific meetings, summer schools, and public lectures, such as International q-bio Conference on Cellular Information Processing, Complex Systems Summer School, LANL's Center For Nonlinear Studies Annual Conference, and others.
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september 2009 by ahasteve
Santa Fe, New Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1841, a small military and trading expedition set out from Austin, Texas, with the aim of gaining control over the Santa Fe Trail. Known as the Santa Fe Expedition the force was poorly prepared and was easily repelled by the Mexican army. In 1846, the United States declared war on Mexico, and Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearny led the main body of his Army of the West of some 1,700 soldiers into the city to claim it and the whole New Mexico Territory for the United States. By 1848 it officially gained New Mexico through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Santa Fe was originally envisioned as an important stop on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. But as the tracks progressed into New Mexico, the civil engineers decided that it was more practical to go through Lamy, a town in Santa Fe County to the south of Santa Fe. The result was a gradual economic decline.
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september 2009 by ahasteve
Uncovering Arizona's hidden gems - Travel - LATimes.com
Using Flagstaff as our jumping-off point, we decided to meander north on U.S. Highway 89. Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument wasn't part of the plan. Its name intrigued me, and I thought maybe this could be one of our hidden gems. John Wesley Powell gave the crater its name because he thought its rim resembled a sunset. Wupatki National Monument, with picturesque scenery and pueblo ruins. For a complete experience, pair Horseshoe Bend with nearby Antelope Canyon. Lower Antelope Canyon. Off state Highway 98 on Navajo land. The Petrified Forest doesn't lend itself to a quick stop. Driving the 28-mile road. Photographic opportunities abound at the Painted Desert, a colorful collection of hills, buttes and mesas carved by millions of years of erosion. The Blue Mesa Trail carries you into the bowels of the Painted Desert's badlands, an alien-like landscape strewn with kaleidoscopic petrified wood. Newspaper Rock, a collection of boulders bearing over 650 petroglyphs.
Summer  2009  August  USWest  Arizona  road-trip  vacation  tourism  travel  notes  Flagstaff  SunsetCrater  Volcanoes  NationalMonument  JohnWesleyPowell  Wupatki  HorsehoeBend  AntelopeCanyon  Navajo  PetrifiedForest  PaintedDesert  petroglyphs  NewspaperRock  desert  canyon  tourist  Best  West  Road  Trips  BWRT 
august 2009 by ahasteve

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