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Articles by Chris Woolston
10 Scenic Drives in the West
Answer the call of the open road with trips to see rivers, craggy coasts, and mountain passes.
Road-Trip Through Paradise Valley, Montana
Take your time as you snake through the Yellowstone River’s resilient towns.
3 Top Nature Spots for Winter Fun
Yellowstone, Mt. Hood, and Bryce Canyon offer dramatic snowy landscapes and outdoor excursions.
7 Smart Tips for Driving Safely in the Dark
These smart tips will keep you safe when you have to drive at dawn, dusk, and night.
Welcome to Beautiful Cascadia
The beautiful bioregion woos nature lovers with redwoods, rushing rivers, and awe-inspiring animals.
14 Best Fall Trips in the West
Stunning autumn foliage, mild temperatures, and crowd-free attractions reward fall travelers.
How to Prepare Teen Drivers
Parents can help teenagers stay safe on the road by following a few guidelines.
Columbia River Highway: Oregon's Scenic Gorge Drive
Savor the scenic Columbia River Gorge with 70-mile road trip along the state's northern edge.
Yellowstone After the Flood
Yellowstone has some recovery to do after the recent floods, but the park and surrounding towns are still welcoming visitors.
River Getaways in the West
Swim, raft, fish, kayak, or just splash around at nine Western waterways.
How to Safely Pack Medications to Travel
Putting all your medications in one bottle can save space in your luggage, but it can also be risky.
Volcanoes of the West
Experience these majestic marvels and the charming towns that surround them.
Escape to Bozeman, Montana in Autumn
Not just a stop en route to Yellowstone, this thriving Montana city earns its destination status.
10 Awe-Inspiring Geological Wonders in the West
The West's national parks and monuments reveal stories of geological upheaval and transformation.
Tips to Avoid Driving Distractions
Put down the electronics (and the food) when you get behind the wheel.