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Two days in Laramie, WY

We didn’t do a whole lot in Laramie. It’s a sleepy Old West city, home of the University of Wyoming, a couple breweries, a charming little crossroads of a downtown, and not much else. Except for the first hour we were in town,...

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Five days in Buena Vista, CO

Buena Vista, a pretty little town with a special flair for river activities, sits in a valley surrounded by some of the tallest mountains in Colorado. Before you visit, you need to know that it’s pronounced “Byoo-na Viss-ta,” or just “Byoonie.” Don’t...

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Four days in Durango, CO

Durango, like Flagstaff, is a town that we could see ourselves living in. Super outdoorsy, with breweries and restaurants and a neat little downtown area. This was another place where we extended our stay a day… then another day… Campground...

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Three days in Bluff, Utah

There’s not much going on in Bluff, except for the scenery outside of town, and an unexpected and delightful coffee and lunch spot (with wifi!) by day/upscale local-foods bistro by night. We stayed at Cadillac Ranch RV Park, which was quiet and...