As joblessness persists and economic recovery moves at a snail’s pace, there are plenty of people in need these days. Those who have a little extra can feel good and do good by giving to the needy. One of the most popular charities that has earned people’s support and dollars today is the Wounded Warrior Project, providing service men and women who have been injured with the support they need as they transition from active service into civilian life. The American Red Cross continues to be among the most popular charities, a volunteer-driven organization that provides relief Read the rest…
On January 4, 1896, Utah became the 45th state in the United States of America. Utah is the 13th largest state, but it is only the 34th most populous. That means that there are a lot of things to see and do there without the problems that big crowds always bring.
One of the slogans for Utah is, “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” That statement is made abundantly true by the fact that there are 14 resorts, and they feature some of the best skiing, snowboarding and extreme sporting in the world. Most of the resorts are located within an hour of Salt Lake City International Airport. The majority of the resorts offer ski-in, ski-out accommodations at the resorts themselves, making travel from the resort to the slopes a thing of the past. Ski and snowboard rentals are available at the resorts, and that makes traveling even easier.
Dinosaur National Monument has one of the most dramatic dinosaur displays in the nation. It is a 200 foot wall that was cut out of an ancient riverbed. Over 2,000 dinosaur bones are exposed in this breathtaking exhibit. The Eccles Dinosaur Park has exhibits with a multitude of dinosaur replicas, and Thanksgiving Point has thousands of fossils and artifacts on display along with an IMAX Theatre.
In downtown Salt Lake City lies Utah’s number one attraction for tourists from around the world. Temple Square is home to the world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is also home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Family Search Center and the Brigham Young Historic Park.
While visiting Salt Lake City, the Hogle Zoo is a great destination. This zoo houses more than 800 animals over 42 acres of beautiful Utah landscape. Energy Solutions Arena is home to the Utah Jazz, and their schedule allows visitors to watch a home game from December to April.
In January of each year, the Sundance Film Festival descends upon the residents of Park City, Utah. During this time, Park City turns into a miniature Hollywood while art house and independent films are viewed and discussed by entertainment’s elite. If you love Sundance films, check out www.DirectStarTV.com to get Sundance Channel. Enjoy the greatest movies from the festival even if you can’t make it out to Utah next year!
Businesses have been built from the ground by people who have been out of jobs for years. Unemployment brings hard times on anyone, however the best thing to do in these situations is stay positive. A good way to fix the current situation you are in is by coming up with a business idea. Businesses are relatively cheap to start, and there are many types you can create. Some of the most prominent business ideas revolve around the service industry. Service will always be needed everywhere to assist Read the rest…
If you’re interested in visiting Utah for excellent skiing (which is one of the best locations in the entire county to visit, no matter if you are experienced or just starting out), there are many different ski resorts available for you. Of course, you don’t want to just select any ski resort and head out, without any information know about the location. Most of the ski resorts in the state are fantastic, but depending on what your’e looking for, you need to know what all is available.
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Utah has been home to many famous people. Here are a few you might recognize.
1. Roseanne Barr, best known as the titular character on the sitcom Roseanne.
2. Thomas Monson, the current President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is the 16th president so far.
3. Butch Cassidy, a famous outlaw in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He even got a movie made about him, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
4. Philo T. Farnsworth, the man credited with inventing the television.
5. Donny and Marie Osmond, a brother-sister team who sang and danced on TV in Read the rest…
Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the US – heck, the world – nowadays. The relative simplicity of the game and its fast pace make the game and enjoyable one to both participate in and watch. As far as professional leagues go, the NBA is probably the most popular in the country.
The league has garnered some attention in recent months due to the lockout it experienced, where different factions within the league disagreed about some financial issues. Though the issue was eventually resolved, changes have rocked the NBA since the lockout ended. For instance, Read the rest…
In order to experience delicious American style food in an lovely setting, one needs to dine at The Garden Cafe, elegantly serving customers from The Grand America Hotel. In addition to an inviting atmosphere, Garden Cafe offers seasonal dishes, house baked breads, sumptuous desserts and a Sunday Brunch!
Whether the family is dressed in their finest clothes or their comfortable jeans, everyone is sure to have a fabulous time at Bambara Restaurant, at Hotel Monaco! Grilled meats, seafood and game are all delectably prepared in the exhibition kitchen, where guests are made Read the rest…