Apricity. Such a beautiful word, the way it rolls off the tongue, and yet your spell-checker will tell you it doesn’t exist… at least, not anymore. Stemming from the Latin word apricus, meaning “exposed to the sun,” apricity describes that exhilarative energy we all experience on a clear, crisp day: the warmth of the sun […]

March 4 2013      14 comments     Linda Ly

Winter in Bryce Canyon National Park (or more accurately, spring in a heavy snowfall season) is magical for many reasons — the red rock amphitheater gleams beneath a coat of white; the sandstone arches, windows, fins, spires, and bizarre rock forms called hoodoos look even more surreal; the blanket of slushy snow dampens the trills […]

May 23 2011      2 comments     Linda Ly

I would say that Powder Mountain, the mammoth but little-known resort in Northern Utah’s Wasatch Range, is a very lucky place to be. So why 13 reasons to jinx it? While Western superstition considers the number 13 to be unlucky, it means quite the opposite in traditional Chinese culture. When pronounced in Mandarin, “1” sounds […]

May 18 2011      Leave a comment     Linda Ly
Aventuras   Viajes

I’m engaged! And with Betty in my moniker, it seems only fitting that the story of my new fiancé’s proposal be peppered with some kind of action and adventure, a story to repeat to the grandkids down the line (waaaay down) while they groaned… When your grandpa decided to propose, he made me walk an […]

May 6 2011      7 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras   Vida

One of my favorite things about road trips is that sometimes, the incidental pit stops along your journey are just as intriguing as the final destination. On a winter drive through Southern Utah, I came across the old pioneer town of Panguitch, population 1,600 at elevation 6,600 feet. Situated in Bryce Canyon country, Panguitch is […]

April 13 2011      1 comment     Linda Ly

For the second year in a row, we decided to take off on a desert camping trip for Halloween weekend. Last year we road-tripped to the Grand Canyon — right after a cold front had passed through Arizona. We knew it would be cold, but we had no idea it would be leave-your-beer-outside-to-freeze, stick-your-tongue-to-the-pine-tree, 15°F-at-night […]

November 2 2010      10 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras   Viajes