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The Great Summer Cool Off in Utah Valley

“Utah County heat wave pushes families to get creative with ways to cool off” could be a news headline. Some love the heat and others don’t. I fall into that second category. With all this heat and school right around the corner, I wanted to find fun ways to stay active and cool while spending some…

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Guided Fly Fishing in Provo Utah

Have you ever envied those anglers you see fly fishing in mountain streams? Standing knee-high in icy cold coursing water while trying to hook some trout? Doesn’t that sound amazing! I’ve fished from the shore using bait and basic fishing gear a handful of times but decided I needed to evolve to the…

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Summer Fun at Payson Lakes

“And at the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling” - Shanti. Summer brings the opportunity to explore, to do hard things, and to stoke the fire of curiosity and adventure in children and in ourselves; to experience something new is to be childlike again…

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Orem's Artisan Scene

When I hear the word “May”, yard work, flower pots, BBQ’s, spring cleaning, and family time come to mind. To me, May feels like a fresh start with trees blossoming and flowers blooming. Anything is possible, including gardening. According to a study by a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service…

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An Artisan Mother's Day in Springville & Spanish Fork

“A mother is a person, who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” - Robert J. Quillen. We all have a mother or a mother figure in our life. With mother’s day coming up, I am sharing some fun ways I celebrated my mom in hope that you…

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The Best Picnic Areas in Utah County

April 23rd is National Picnic Day and what better way to celebrate than by packing your picnic basket and heading to a local park to spend a day enjoying good food, good friends and good weather? If you’re looking for the perfect picnic site in Utah Valley, we’ve created a list of some of our…

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The Epic Utah Valley Spring Bucket List!

Warmer temperatures means that spring is on its way! Spring is a lovely time in Utah Valley: flowers are blooming; hiking trails are opening up again; festivals are starting. Make the most of this beautiful time of year by participating in any of these springtime activities. Go to the Tulip Festival…

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The Guide to Mural Hunting in Downtown Provo

Utah Valley has an extremely talented pool of local artists, and nowhere is this more evident than when strolling through Downtown Provo. Walking among the buildings downtown, you’ll run across a series of murals that reflect the unique destination that is Provo. These are not works you see from…

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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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