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  • Our reader choice: Let the table talk begin

    There were no rules and, officially, no contest in our search for the 8th Wonders. But we did promise to give someone "something nice from the Travel section" for taking part. That "something nice" is a copy of National Geographic's brand new "Atlas of...
  • A land where names wear well

    BADLANDS/WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARKS, S.D.--In countries where the peculiarities of nature inspire fits of whimsy, the outstanding features of sites like Badlands and Wind Cave National Parks most likely would bear fanciful names. Castles of the Wind....
  • Wind cave facts

    Established as a national park: Jan. 9, 1903 Area: 28,295 acres; 78 miles of known caves Visitors: 1.1 million a year Location: About 45 miles south of Rapid City. Scenic route (U.S. Highway 16) includes Mt. Rushmore National Monument, Black Hills,...
  • If you go to Wind Cave

    GETTING THERE Wind Cave and the nearby Jewel Cave National Monument comprise the underground portion of the Black Hills/Badlands/Mt. Rushmore Grand Tour. The caves are in the Black Hills part, at the southern end of a meandering 45-mile scenic route on...
  • From dinosaurs to man: How the Badlands came to be

    65 to 60 million years ago: As dinosaurs die out, shallow inland sea drains away. Rockies and Black Hills emerge. Jungle growth transforms dark mud and shale of former sea bed to yellow soil. 37 to 23 million years ago: Periodic floods deposit layers...
  • Overlooked attractions in the West

    Overlooked attractions in the West
    When pondering the West -- that unwieldy stretch of U.S. soil from Texas to the Pacific Northwest -- travelers tend to flash on archetypes -- the Golden Gate Bridge, Disneyland, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Hollywood, Monument Valley, Vegas, the Alamo,...
  • The world is yours in 2010

    The world is yours in 2010
    So you figured you would take a trip to Hawaii in April. That's fine, but maybe you would divert to Hilo if you knew you could see the kings and queens of hula performing. Or maybe it hadn't occurred to you to head for Missouri in that same month to toast...
  • Where obnoxious buffalo roam

    Where obnoxious buffalo roam
    MINNEAPOLIS — The bison were calling to me. Ever since I moved to Minnesota in 2005, I imagined great herds of noble buffalo waiting on some distant plain, munching the tall bluestem and porcupine grass, and when I would wander out among them,...
  • South Dakota offers a fascinating twist to fall colors

    South Dakota offers a fascinating twist to fall colors
    HILL CITY, S.D. — Calendars and catalogs tell us that fall color is best served as an array. It is red, orange, yellow and every burnt shade between. Fall colors are so broad and brilliant that the English language can't keep up to name them all....
  • Lost L.A.: A view of U.S. history in 1887 El Molino Viejo photo

    Lost L.A.: A view of U.S. history in 1887 El Molino Viejo photo
    Tucked away at the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society is an intriguing photo of a young woman sitting in a leafy, patchy garden. A man with folded arms stands quietly behind her as she paints. Photographs like this made their way from West to...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for August 2, 2009.

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers for August 2, 2009.
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (Random House: $25) Two sisters from Shanghai encounter tragedy and heartbreak as they are sold into arranged marriages in 1930s Los Angeles. || 8 || || 2. || The...