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6 Bucket List Christmas Activities in Utah Valley

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Time to get out the Christmas trees, eggnog, and classic Christmas songs. There’s a lot going on in Utah Valley during the Christmas season, making it a truly magical time of year. Gather friends and family and make the most of the holiday season with…

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Amazing Local Shopping in Utah Valley

Do you know that feeling? That feeling when you find the perfect gift for someone. Something you know they will love? That happened to me this week. I came across the cutest local artist @FifteenFibers who make art pieces out of different yarns and fibers. They are amazing, beautiful, and…

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7 Best Holiday Light Displays in Utah Valley

There's no place like these light displays for the holidays! A favorite annual Christmas tradition, and one of the most popular holiday activities in Utah Valley, is to stop and visit one of our local holiday light displays. These light shows are the perfect way to kick-off the holiday season and…

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How to Embrace Winter Outdoor Adventure with Kids

As a transplant from California, I was excited to see snowflakes my first winter in Utah Valley—but the charm wore off fast. A few years ago, my husband, Ellis, and I made it our quest to embrace winter outside—we went hiking, we went skiing, we even lugged sleds up Slate Canyon and slid back down…

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Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown Provo

While Provo is known for its proximity to natural wonders along the Wasatch Front, with Mount Timpanogos towering over the county and Bridal Veil Falls just a short drive up Provo Canyon, not to mention, Utah Lake, the Provo River, Rock Canyon, and the Provo River Parkway trail, many people tend to…

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Most Instagrammable Places in Utah Valley

Have you ever been on an Instagram scavenger hunt? It's pretty much a search for the coolest, most iconic, and most eye-catching photography locations in a city! In Utah Valley, we have both urban and natural beauties that make pictures worth a thousand words. Here is a list of some of our most…

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Embrace the Adventure

Let me state the obvious, we are extremely lucky in Utah Valley when it comes to the amount of wildland we can access. If you think about it, most people in the valley can be in a canyon, by a lake, or at a trailhead within 15 to 30 minutes! Heck, some can even walk to these places in less than…

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Finding Fall in Utah Valley

"I can’t miss them again!” I always have the best intentions of seeing fall crash the party with an amazing show of colors, yet I am always a week too early or a week too late. Can you relate? Maybe it is the kids’ sports, home learning, or work that takes my time, but this year I vowed “this will…

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5 Best Hikes in Utah Valley for Toddlers

With a steady stream of young families passing through our business (www.rentalshare.org) to rent camping and hiking gear, and with two young kids of our own, we’ve learned a lot over the last couple of years about what makes a successful hike with toddlers. Picking the right trail is key. The best…

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Stewardship of our Canyons

Reflect with me to the last time you were in nature. A place secluded from the hustle and bustle of society, where you had time to really live in the moment. Now, close your eyes and imagine that you are back in that place, exploring and taking it all in as if it was your first time there. As you…

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