Introducing Salt Lake City
Ushered into the spotlight by the 2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City (SLC) has been building on the momentum ever since. It’s a modern city with charming anachronisms and a stunning mountain setting – its location prompted pioneer Mormon leader Brigham Young to inform his weary band of emigrant settlers, ‘This is the place.’
SLC is the headquarters of the Mormon Church, though only about half its citizens are Latter-day Saints (LDS). It surprises many that the city is politically progressive (compared to the rest of the state) and has a sizable gay and lesbian community.
The proximity of the Wasatch Mountains is a huge lure for outdoor enthusiasts year-round. World-class hiking, climbing and snow sports await less than an hour away, and it seems like the soaring peaks loom over you from all points in the city. Add in a thriving university, wildly eclectic restaurants and a flourishing arts scene, and you might second Brigham Young’s pronouncement.
Salt Lake City destination guides
Anchorage to Mexico City
Experience the best of North America and Mexico with this gem of a trip, which takes in the best of both of these vastly different regions. There’s time to keep it cool among the glaciers and mountains up in Alaska and Canada, as well as plenty of opportunities to bask in the heat and history of the southwest US and Mexico.
Camping Yosemite & Yellowstone
Imagine a land of lava and geysers, bears and bison, mountains and glaciers—now open your eyes to the possibilities of Yosemite, Yellowstone and Glacier National Park.