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Andy Cross, The Denver Post
She crept toward me over the expanse of flats, arms and legs shifting over the snow in a steady gait. I shifted on my skis and planted one pole in the ground so I could grab my phone for a photo. I knew my mom would want a photo of herself skiing here.  
Virginia Rollison, The Washington Post
The front window at Sockerbit in New York City's West Village looks like a surrealist vision of Santa's workshop. The Scandinavian candy store's striking display is populated by snow-white mushrooms and a herd of bearded gnomes.  
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Boundary Waters, Minn. » The idea of flipping an 18 1/2-foot, 42-pound canoe over your head and hauling it a mile on your shoulders may not immediately be considered a fun trip.   Full Story

Author William Least Heat Moon calls the ribbons of two-lane road across the United States "Blue Highways" because they were once colored blue on maps.   Full Story

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