Travel

Northwestern Gem A family of three finds that their own private Idaho more than equals the appeal of the public.

Why Idaho? For years, there was a 500-piece picture puzzle of the Sawtooth Mountains, which I’d found in my parents’ cabin in New Hampshire. Sawtooth. I thought the name sounded cool and dangerous. My wife, meanwhile, had visited Idaho in the ’90s: Whenever I rhapsodized about the California Rockies, she …

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Bluegrass Roots, Revived DelFest returns May 25-28.

Launched by famed bluegrass singer-guitarist-banjo player Del McCoury in 2008, DelFest sprawls over four days in bucolic Western Maryland, hosting a bevy of world-class folk, gospel, jam band, newgrass and, naturally, bluegrass musicians. This year’s lineup boasts the Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, Béla Fleck and Chris Thile, Leftover Salmon, …

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Field Trip: Cry Freedom The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor's Center opens March 11.

At some hazy point in the not-too-distant future, Harriet Tubman—escaped slave, Underground Railroad conductor, Civil War spy/nurse/cook—will take up residence in your wallet by giving the heave-ho to ex-President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. The federal government further honored Tubman by establishing the Harriet Tubman Underground …

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