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Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree National Park
No hike needed on this peak
It's 6:15 a.m., but I'm still on Boston time, so I've been up for a while. A half hour earlier I had walked through the quiet lobby of my luxury hotel, turned left at the end of the driveway, and walked to the main road. After another short walk through a neighborhood of California-style houses with desert landscaping and stucco walls, I began an ascent of the North Lykken trail, a gradual dusty path cut into the side of the San Jacinto Mountains.

Ski New England
Find out what's going on on the slopes now! Get the latest skiing conditions, news from the Boston Globe ski section and more in Ski New England. [ Ski New England | Skiing conditions ]

Renting a farmhouse
An explosion of thunder so loud it seemed to go off three inches behind my left ear jerked me awake in the middle of a previously quiet and sultry August night. A few hours later, we discovered that the storm had cost us more than a little sleep. The power was out. The cottage we had rented in this tiny village west of Chartres is known as La Vielle Grange, or the Old Farm. Was it about to turn into the Big Headache? Instead, as happened more than once during our two-week stay, what at first appeared a daunting task turned serendipitously into a bonus. [ Article ]

Globe trotting
Winter fun minus the skis
Winter - there are lots of ways to enjoy it without putting on skis. New Brunswick offers a great White Gold Rush catalog describing not only skiing but also dog-sledding, snowmobile trails, and romantic getaways. [ Article ]

Those wild Las Vegas weddings
Like Las Vegas itself, weddings in the City of Glitter get more and more spectacular. At the Las Vegas Hilton, bride and groom can dress in their intergalactic best and plight their troth aboard the USS Enterprise, while Star Trek characters look on. The setting is the hotel's multimillion-dollar attraction, ''Star Trek: The Experience.'' [ Tidbits ]

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