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Winter Getaways

Shore Acres State Park becomes an illuminated holiday wonderland
Garden House (top) and the lights of the koi pond (bottom). Photos courtesy Friends of Shore Acres.
Garden House (top) and the lights of the koi pond (bottom). Photos courtesy Friends of Shore Acres.

In which the author finds family under African skies
South Africa’s Drakenstein Lion Park is home to 35 rescued lions. Photo by Alex Notman.
South Africa’s Drakenstein Lion Park is home to 35 rescued lions. Photo by Alex Notman.

Hanging loose in paradise is possible on a budget
View from Napali Trail. Photo by Ted Taylor.
View from Napali Trail. Photo by Ted Taylor.

Road trip to charming Prairie City
Painted Hills unit, John Day Fossil Beds. Photo by Camilla Mortensen.
Painted Hills unit, John Day Fossil Beds. Photo by Camilla Mortensen.

Explore the ghoulish side of four Oregon winter playgrounds
Snow engulfs oregon’s famed Timberline Lodge. Photo courtesy Timberline Lodge.

Airbnb makes any home a vacation destination
Margot McDonnell’s Eugene studio for rent through Airbnb. Photo courtesy Airbnb

This is what the rain fly is for
Photo courtesy Kristina Vassileva

From the land of Ghengis Khan come empire-sized fish