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Posts from October 2012

  • Living Planet Breaks Ground on New Aquarium

    By Di Lewis, Utah Business -- A fresh generation of Utah kids will be inspired at the Living Planet Aquarium's new planned facility in Draper, said Brent Andersen, aquarium founder and CEO. The 136,000-square-foot, $20 million building will expand the aquarium's offerings and be the final home of the aquarium, Andersen said. After 15 years,

  • Airport TRAX Line Opens April 14

    By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune Test trains will begin to run Tuesday on the new TRAX extension to Salt Lake City International Airport — and the line will open to passengers on April 14, the Utah Transit Authority announced on Wednesday. The six-mile extension will run from the EnergySolutions Arena in downtown Salt Lake City to North

  • Kids Have a Grand Ol’ Time at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City

    By Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama -- With its regal architecture, luxurious décor and grand name, you might think the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah caters primarily to adult vacationers. You would be oh-so-very wrong! This upscale hotel goes out of its way to make sure families with children feel welcomed. Kids are greeted with a

  • Visit Salt Lake Honored with Smart Meetings' 2012 Platinum Choice Award

    Sausalito, Calif. (October 9, 2012) —Smart Meetings magazine, the industry’s premier resource for meeting professionals, today announced the winners of its ninth annual Platinum Choice award. Among the award winners is Visit Salt Lake, the Convention & Visitors Bureau. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among

  • Outdoor activities and cuisine in and around Salt Lake City

    The Washington Times, Jill Robinson — Nearly every time I hear someone talking about going to Salt Lake City for an outdoor adventure, it’s all about skiing. While that’s certainly a reason to pack your bags and head to the mountains in Utah, there is a wealth of reasons that outdoor enthusiasts should consider Salt Lake City as a vacation

  • Planning a Successful Mother/Daughter Weekend Getaway

    PeterGreenberg.com, by Marie LeRose -- Mothers with multiple children know the juggling and the angst of finding meaningful time in your day or even during the week to bond with just one child at a time. With the back-to-school routine in place, that challenge becomes even harder, as “quality” time means helping with homework and driving the

  • Hit the Slopes and Save: Five Cheap Ski Vacations

    Away.com, by Eric Peterson -- Are you a penny pincher with wanderlust? Don’t fret; here is our guide to riding and enjoying five different ski-centric locations while sticking to the budget. Ski vacations run the gamut from romantic getaways for two in high-style luxury lodges to nine snowboarders crammed in a dinky slope-side condo. Now that lift