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Our Top 10 Adventures from 2015

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It was a heck of a year. Here are the top ten things we did, ate and saw in 2015
  1. Escaped to Watson Lake
    Watson Lake, near Prescott, offers Arizonans a reprieve from scorching summer temperatures.
    Watson Lake, near Prescott, offers Arizonans a reprieve from scorching summer temperatures.

    Avoiding Phoenix’s triple-digit summer heat, we explored an otherworldly oasis in northern Arizona. Click here to read more.

  2. Ate an incredible meal on a farm in remote southern Utah
    Break a few eggs // Dishes like Blaker Standard — two poached farm eggs on brown rice with sautéed organic greens and poblano crema — have made Hell’s Backbone Grill & Farm in Boulder, Utah, a cult destination restaurant.
    Break a few eggs //Dishes like Blaker Standard — two poached farm eggs on brown rice with sautéed organic greens and poblano crema — have made Hell’s Backbone Grill & Farm in Boulder, Utah, a cult destination restaurant.

    In the tiny town of Boulder, Utah, we found Hell’s Backbone Grill & Farm is creating culinary experiences more than worth the drive. Click here to read more.

  3. Discovered the magic of Dunton Hot Springs
    Inside the bathhouse.
    Inside the bathhouse at Dunton Hot Springs.

    Our casual style was right at home at this hidden retreat in southwestern Colorado. Click here to see more photos.

  4. Took an epic road trip
    Nearing Marfa, Texas.
    Nearing Marfa, Texas.

    We set off on an open-road adventure, traveling from Texas to Colorado, and we’ve got the photos to prove it. Click here to see them all.

  5. Discovered great beer in New Mexico
    Sampling the goods at Santa Fe Brewing.
    Sampling the goods at Santa Fe Brewing.

    We went in search of deliciously original IPAs, stouts and Pilsners, and found that New Mexico is quietly staking its claim as a new mecca for craft brews. Click here to read more.

  6. Dropped a line at the Broadmoor Fishing Camp
    The author and Scott inspect their seine, a small-weave bag that sweeps through the water to collect flies.
    The author and her guide inspect their seine, a small-weave bag that sweeps through the water to collect flies.

    Just beyond the mountains west of Colorado Springs runs the Tarryall Creek, where former miners cabins have been transformed into a rustic-chic fishing camp that offers one-on-one instruction and simple pleasures. We took to the river to catch our dinner. Click here to read more.

  7. Tried our hand at slacklining
    Flip Hickson and Ray Diaz slackline with a webbed swami belt that is attached to the line.
    Flip Hickson and Ray Diaz slackline with a webbed swami belt that is attached to the line.

    What started as a way for rock climbers to sharpen their skills has evolved into a thrilling communal experience. We ventured to the crag and discovered the world of slacklining. Click here to read more.

  8. Took apres-ski to the next level
    A heated deck offers spectacular views of the Wilson Range at Telluride's Alpino Vino.
    A heated deck offers spectacular views of the Wilson Range at Telluride’s Alpino Vino.

    High atop Telluride’s Rocky Mountains, Chef Nico Peccedi is giving Alpine Italian cuisine a Colorado makeover. We took off our skis and pulled up a chair at Alpino Vino. Click here to read more.

  9. Noshed at the Santa Fe Farmers Market
    A vendor at the Santa Fe Farmers Market.
    A vendor at the Santa Fe Farmers Market.

    A riot of organic vegetables, smoky meats and divine treats — the Santa Fe Farmers Market may be the city’s best feast. Click here to read more about the market.

  10. Explored a real, working ranch
    Tools of the trade at Zapata Ranch.
    Tools of the trade at Zapata Ranch.

    For centuries, the lush San Luis Valley in Colorado has been a home for wildlife, livestock and humans. Today, a 103,000-acre guest ranch owned by the Nature Conservancy is ensuring its future with sustainable grazing while preserving the land. Click here to read more about Zapata Ranch.

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