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Find your best holiday: at a ranch

SEASONAL
To many people, holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.
– Phillip Adams

As we slide into November, we find the mood has changed along with the weather. The World Series is over and football is king. The year’s biggest holidays are near, when the kids will be out of school [...]

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Glamour meets camping at Paws Up

ULTRA RANCHES

The Resort at Paws UP
Take a ‘Safari’ without leaving the States. Remember all those Hemingway Africa stories where, after an adventure amongst the wilds, the tourists would nip into a luxury tent to change for dinner, and then emerge to find a lavish spread complete with fine wines?
That kind of rustic elegance is [...]

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A day trip ranch in the Bay Area

FOR MOMS AND KIDS
Near Fairfield, California, Rush Ranch stretches across 2,070 acres of marsh and rolling grassland. For most of its working life, the ranch was operated by the Rush family, and they had great respect for the land. Unlike other landowners next to the Suisun Marsh, the Rush family did not dike or significantly [...]

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HOT DEALS
Men’s Journal really seems to like dude and guest ranch adventures—they’ve just launched the third video in their video series, ‘Remote and Refined.’ This short armchair sojourn takes viewers to the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming—a giant playground for anyone who loves the outdoors—and to one of our Ranchweb member ranches.
The [...]

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Men’s Journal intros new ranch videos

AT THE RANCH
Ask Ryan Van Duzer (at left), how he became a travel video journalist and filmmaker for Men’s Journal, and he’ll likely tell you his career began on a bicycle. After serving in the Peace Corps for two years in Honduras, Van Duzer rode his bike home to Colorado—from Honduras! “I met the most [...]

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Act now for deals in Arizona

HOT DEALS
Tired of the constant barrage of election news and political commercials? Maybe what you need is a quick getaway to a place that seems timeless–filled with autumn leaves, brisk air, peace and quiet. If you plan a trip now, you can find some great low-season deals in northern Arizona. Low season in Arizona’s northern [...]

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Expert tips on family-friendly horse holidays

Ranchweb and our own Gene Kilgore were featured recently in Canadian Living’s blog titled “Travel Talk: Family-friendly horse holidays” written by Doug O’Neill. The story included so many good tips on choosing the right riding or ranch vacation that we decided to pass it along.
Here’s what O’Neill had to tell his readers:
“Gene Kilgore, author of [...]

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A Roundup: Rx for stressed-out doctors and lawyers

Ask any doctor, lawyer, or other high-powered professional how they choose to relax from their challenging work and chances are they’ll opt for something physically demanding that they can do out in the fresh air. And if the activity is unique, all the better.

In that case, the best medicine for doctors or lawyers just might [...]

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Two of Montana’s fly fishing hotspots

Newsflash
There is a magic to angling. That perfect spot on the lake or the river can be a place that feels as good as home. In the heat of August, what sounds cooler than wading into a rushing river and dipping a line into the water in the hopes of pulling out a trophy-sized trout?
You [...]

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Comfort camping at Montana ranches

HOT DEALS
You’ve heard about ‘glamping’ by now—which lets you combine the fun and adventure of camping with a touch of glamour and comfort. A canvas cabin with a real  bed inside. A BATHROOM. And a floor. If its not exactly a bargain, it is one way to get a whole lotta luxury at the best [...]

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