Your First Date Could Be Your Last! The dark days of winter can be an especially challenging time when it comes to dating. The endless cold and snow this winter is making it darn near difficult to even want to leave the house, let alone come up with an exciting and creative date night idea. That’s why we’ve done some of the work for you … well … at least in coming up with a … [Read more...]
What is Going on with Salt Lake City?
“Put your little hand in mine and there ain't no mountain we can’t climb … I got you babe! I got you babe!” “Hello everyone, it’s Groundhog Day! So put on your booties before you step outside, because it’s cold outside!” Maybe you recognize these lines from a comedy classic movie. Read to the end to find out what it is. If this article looks like a lot of words, I … [Read more...]
More than Ever Utah Couples are Deciding to Not Have Children. We Ask, Why?
Baby Boomers to Baby Busters — More Couples are Deciding to Not Have Children From 2010 to 2020, Utah’s birth rate declined by almost 22 percent, a trend mirrored across the US during a decade marked by economic struggle and the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Research released in August 2022 by the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute illustrates this … [Read more...]
Events and Activities in Utah January 2023
January 12 Birding on Skis at Alta. Pre-registered skiers can help expand Alta’s bird list with a bird survey in conjunction with Tracy Aviary. Held from 9am to noon, the event is open to those 12 years of age and older, with intermediate ski experience. Must have a lift ticket and pre-register at Alta.com. The tour meets at the bottom of Collins Lift. The event will continue … [Read more...]
Pagan Christmas in Utah. What is it about?
The Christmas season has arrived and with it an onslaught of holiday trappings that can be neither ignored nor escaped. One might assume non-Christians would chafe at these annual intrusions, but Daniel Cureton, the president of the Pagan Society, just has the same gripe as most everybody ― it starts too early. "If they had kept it to December it would be … [Read more...]
Westwater Canyon: A Utah River Rafting Trip to Put on Your Bucket List
Snapshot memories fill my mind from my one-day trip down Westwater Canyon with Moab-based outfitter Sheri Griffith River Expeditions. One is an image of a family of sleek otters frolicking near the river bank just outside their den. Their little faces would peek above the surface, and then they’d disappear, their curved backs surfacing momentarily as they dove, popping back up … [Read more...]
Water Adventures in a Desert State – Ogden, Utah
The winter snow isn’t the only place to get your ski on in Utah. Jet skiing is a popular activity for adventure seekers and relaxation connoisseurs alike. Utahns love jet skiing for many reasons. Trevor Stauffer says he loves drifting around, doing donuts and watching the wakes he creates. Mikayla Sanders says she can go anywhere she wants to let her mind clear. Bret Hansen … [Read more...]
Why Are More and More Utahns Moving Abroad?
Popular expat destinations Popular Expat Destinations In 1969, Otto Mileti and his best friend cruised in his Chevy panel truck for three days, headed to Guatemala City from the University of Texas in Austin. The goal of the road trip was to visit Mileti's college girlfriend who was Guatemalan. While there, his future and ex-wife, Carmen, showed him Lake Atitlan, … [Read more...]
FanX Salt Lake Pop Culture & Comic Convention 2022 First Guest Announcements
FanX returns to Salt Lake this September on the 22-24 at the Salt Palace. Plans are in the works for new and exciting events to please the avid fans of this premier Salt Lake convention. According to Ro Malaga, Marketing Manager and Spokesperson, “We try to get bigger and better for fans to take home new memories. We will be bringing back fan favorites as well as … [Read more...]
EAT IN, SKI OUT: Five Distinctive Winter Dining Destinations
From Yurts to Desserts If, like me, you’ve been mostly cooped up during the pandemic and not venturing out very much, maybe now is the time to do so. I’m ready to get back in gear and explore some of the more unique winter dining destinations at our local resorts — options ranging from Mongolian yurt dining to a raw bar ensconced in a cabin. Here are five can’t-miss picks for … [Read more...]