Farmington Daily Times
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Garrison Keillor turns 72 on Aug. 7. His hair is graying, but he hasn't lost his creative stride in four decades as host and chief showman of National Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion."  
Charlie Neibergall, The Associated Press
Nestled in the middle of Iowa, surrounded by miles of rolling hills green with corn and soybeans, is the capital city of Des Moines, which has plenty of activities that will be kind to your wallet.  
Brett Prettyman/The Salt Lake Tribune /
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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