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'This Is the Right Place': Doing Business and Vacationing in Utah

5/29/2015

Jonha Revesencio, HuffingtonPost.com -- Remember we've talked about how digital nomads get to travel and still make money? Looks like a group of people might just have cracked the code. On July 24, 1847, when the Mormon pioneers reached the Salt Lake Valley in Utah, Brigham Young looked out across the land and said, "This is the right place.

Announcing Eat Drink SLC - A New Food & Libations Festival Takes Flight at Tracy Aviary

5/21/2015

SALT LAKE CITY (May 21, 2015) — On July 9th, Tracy Aviary will be the lush, verdant setting for Eat Drink SLC, a new food & libations event that celebrates Salt Lake City’s coming of age as a culinary hotspot. Not just a food festival that happens to feature a few wineries, not just a wine festival with some food to nibble on — Eat Drink SLC is a

The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass Puts Salt Lake in the Palm of Your Hand

5/21/2015

SALT LAKE CITY (May 2015) –The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass puts 13 of Salt Lake’s most popular urban and mountain adventures in the palm of your hand, as cutting-edge technology now allows users to purchase, share and redeem their Connect Pass from the convenience of their smart-phone. And, by bundling some of the area's top attractions, this

The 10 Best Big Cities for Active Families

5/21/2015

By Emily H. Bratcher and the Editors, Outside Magazine -- What kinds of cities make families happy? That was our starting point. The answer, of course, is complicated. Our first assumption: kids like being around other kids. So we looked for cities where a high percentage of the population is under age 18. Next we looked at affordability, since

Utah Jumps to #5 in 2015 Bicycle Friendly State Ranking

5/12/2015

Utah Business — The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) released its annual Bicycle Friendly State rankings today and Utah earned the No. 5 position, up from No. 8 in 2014. In addition to moving up into the top five nationwide, Utah is now No. 2 in the western region behind perennial first-ranked Washington State. The Bicycle Friendly States

10 Most Affordable Vacation Cities in the U.S. (including Salt Lake, of course!)

5/5/2015

GoBankingRates.com -- The many costs of planning a vacation will put a stress on most people’s finances, but where you actually choose to go can be what really makes or breaks your travel budget. From arranging airfare to booking a hotel room to dining out on the town, these expenses can quickly rack up — especially if you're in a city with high

Salt Lake County retains stellar financial ratings

5/4/2015

Salt Lake County, UT—Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams is praising his fiscal management team after receiving confirmation that all three national ratings firms—Moody’s Investor’s Service, Fitch and Standard & Poors—assigned the highest-possible rating to the county’s bonds. Salt Lake County is one of only about 35 counties nationally –among

Utah: Young, tolerant and surprising

5/2/2015

The Economist -- MUCH of America was built by religious exiles. Utah was founded by exiles from the United States. After leading his disciples from Ohio, Illinois and Missouri in 1847, Brigham Young, the polygamist leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, chose a plain fringed by the snow-capped Wasatch mountains deep in the