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Paul Lasley has been a professional journalist and broadcaster specializing in travel since the days when flying was fun. His travel reports are heard daily on American Forces Radio in most countries on the planet and at his Web site, OnTravel.com. Paul is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.

 

 

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OnTravel in the West / Paul Lasley

The Old West Is Still Very Much Alive

The Old West Is Still Very Much Alive The year was 1979, and one hundred years earlier the Wawona Hotel had opened for business near California's Yosemite Valley. Back in those days, the place was known as Big Tree Station and accounts vary about just what buildings were where, but most historians agree that 1879 marked the year when the hotel began functioning on a regular basis.
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Houston’s Old West Flavors Include Ninfa’s Sizzling Fajitas

Houston’s Old West Flavors Include Ninfa’s Sizzling FajitasTrue, it might be the symbol for energy and excess, but Houston retains a flavor of the old West that can be a surprise for visitors. For among the glass-encased high-rises standing in testimony to the oil patch's wealth, there are vestiges of the real West.

Take Ninfa's; it's a local Mexican restaurant that is widely credited for popularizing fajitas, a Tex-Mex dish of meat and veg, typically served on a sizzling platter.
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The West of Reality, Myth and Legend Is Thriving

The West of Reality, Myth and Legend Is ThrivingWhen asked to write this blog by old friend and colleague Mike Harris our first thought  was "cool." We saw a chance to express ourselves and chat with you about issues that concern all of us who love the West and find it an endless fascinating place to explore.

But then we thought of the reality of the West today. As boomers we've watched the West change faster than any part of North America.
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