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    (Paige McClanahan, The Washington Post)
    TravelOff the Zanzibar coast, Chumbe Island champions marine conservation

    02/27/2015 04:27 AM MST
    At first, the island was just a blur on the horizon; a low, gray smudge on which I fixed my gaze in the hopes of keeping myself from losing my breakfast over the side of the boat. 
    Anxious about adventure, braving zip lines in Costa Rica
    02/27/2015 04:25 AM MST - "I'm not sure I can do this," I said to myself while climbing a few steps to take a practice ride for a zipline. I was in northern Costa Rica, in the shadow of the country's majestic volcano Arenal. 

    A quick trip to Puerto Rico
    02/27/2015 04:23 AM MST - Sometimes you just need a quick trip to the beach. But as an American without a passport — mine had been stolen — I had limited options for an easy but interesting getaway. 

    Keeping up with 50 Plus Ski with Us at Keystone
    02/27/2015 04:22 AM MST - On our initial ski outing last December, we headed to Keystone where we shared the gondola with an elderly gentleman from somewhere on the Front Range. 

    Adventure in Dominica, busy beaches in Barbados — on a budget
    02/20/2015 03:55 AM MST - A rugged, hard-to reach, self-proclaimed "nature island" dropped into the Lesser Antilles, Dominica is as far away from the all-inclusive Caribbean experience as you can get. 

    Heliskiing where it all started — in Sun Valley
    03/01/2015 12:54 PM MST - If you want to see grown men giggle with joy like sugar-addled schoolgirls, you could go to the Super Bowl, a Home Depot clearance sale or a movie theater showing an early Jim Carrey marathon. Or you could head to Goat Peak, near Ketchum, on a late January morning. 

    The (almost) perfect winter day for mountain biking near Pueblo
    02/20/2015 03:51 AM MST - Coming around a corner, a swath of deep cerulean greeted me after pedaling through miles of sandy-brown scrub. 

    Sand in red, black, green — Hawaii's rainbow-hued beaches
    02/13/2015 03:59 AM MST - Go ahead, sink your toes in the sand on Hawaii's famous beaches. But you might be surprised by the color of that sand — it's not always golden. 

    Tourists give hope to war-battered city in Lebanon
    02/13/2015 03:56 AM MST - As the tour group made its way through the narrow alleys of the seaside city of Tripoli, marveling at its medieval architecture, residents stared back at a sight that for them was just as exotic — visitors in their poor, restive corner of Lebanon. 

    Off-season trek provides luxurious adventure
    02/13/2015 03:53 AM MST - Normally I'm not thrilled about being awakened at 9 a.m. on a weekend. But one Saturday morning in December, my boyfriend told me to get up and pack clothes for both hiking and a nice dinner, because we were leaving the city for the weekend. 

    (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)
    College basketballCU men's basketball: Buffs' Thomas developing offensive game

    Sophomore has been taking ball to the rim more since Jan. 4
    Buff basketball reportCurrent record: 13-15, 6-10 Pac-12 Last game: 87-81 win vs. Arizona State on Sunday Next game: Thursday at Washington (15-13, 4-12), 7 p. Full Story
    (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)
    College basketballCU men's basketball: Buffs' Thomas developing offensive game

    Sophomore has been taking ball to the rim more since Jan. 4
    Buff basketball reportCurrent record: 13-15, 6-10 Pac-12 Last game: 87-81 win vs. Arizona State on Sunday Next game: Thursday at Washington (15-13, 4-12), 7 p. Full Story
    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys

    There aren't many farmers left in the country, let alone bluegrass musicians who are actually farmers. But Bradford Lee Folk has always been the real deal. Full Story