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Five great movies set on the water

LOS ANGELES -- The sequel "Piranha 3DD" comes out this week but it wasn't shown to critics before opening day -- which is a bummer, because the original "Piranha 3D" from 2010 was just a shamelessly gimmicky blast.But as you know, we like to be glass-half-full around here. And speaking of ...

Local high school teacher launches summer film camp for kids

 Like most of the rest of us, Amber Lewis figured out what she wanted to do with her life when she was 9 years old. Lewis, who's now 23, and a childhood friend were obsessed with making movies. They had a small video camera and big dreams. "I think it was an Intel Play," Lewis said. "Not even ...

How to travel 25,000 miles without a penny

NEW YORK -- Michael Wigge left Berlin without a penny and traveled 25,000 miles to Antarctica, hitchhiking, bartering and working his way by ship, plane, car and foot, from Europe to Canada and the U.S. and then through Latin America.A series about his project, "How to Travel the World for ...

Take a path well traveled at Mahogany Knoll Trail in Nephi

Over Mother's Day weekend, we headed up Nephi Canyon for an adventure that has all the qualities of a great hike for kids: a stream in which to throw rocks, a clearly marked path that isn't too steep, and the ability to simply turn around and go back to the car if little legs get too tired.The ...

Five trails to introduce you (or cure the itch) to hiking

If you live in Utah Valley -- anywhere in Utah Valley -- then you're never very far away from a trailhead that leads into a forest, or up the side of a mountain, or along the banks of a river. The license plate says that Utah has the greatest snow on Earth, but you can have a darned good time ...

Road riders: Use street smarts when breaking out your bike

Summer is approaching, and with school out and the warm weather, it's time to bring out the bicycles.To keep kids, from small children with training wheels to teenagers, safe and injury free, we set out to find the best practices for bike riding.Carrie Bennett, injury prevention program ...