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Face it — it’s gonna snow. How about a Death Valley get-away?

Seeing the dust devil dance into view, my son finally snapped out of his teenage malaise. We were barreling east through the Mojave Desert on California Route 190, two hours into a four-day road trip. In the rearview mirror, the shrinking Sierra Nevadas. Ahead, treeless desiccation beneath the big, blue sky.

Family

Game review: 'Just Dance 17,' gets kids off the couch and into the virtual club

Parents need to know that "Just Dance 2017" is a dancing game. The game's music library includes a wide variety of dance songs, some of which include the occasional suggestive lyrics and/or dance moves. The game does require internet access in order to link to a UPlay Rewards account, public global platform for sharing, or compete online with the rest of the world. In-game ads for DLC, including "Unlimited" streaming service and premium songs, add pressure to players to spend real money beyond the price of the actual game.

Travel

How to see Chichen Itza without the crowds

Sounds of the jungle were as thick as the humidity. Birds chirped and trilled. A deep hoot added a bass note. An almost mechanical staccato clicking joined in. I was following a Mayan guide, Juan Gualberto Tun Pat, down a garden path on the grounds of my hotel, where life is so insistent that young trees sprout in the middle of the gravel walkway.

Videos

Traveling with your small pet at the Boise Airport

The Transportation Security Administration offered a demo to Boise travelers on how to take your pet through airport security. Follow these steps to get through the process quickly and safely.
Erin Fenner efenner@idahostatesman.com
Traveling with your small pet at the Boise Airport 0:59

Traveling with your small pet at the Boise Airport

Steam train rolls in at Utah's Golden Spike historic site 1:33

Steam train rolls in at Utah's Golden Spike historic site

Boise State linebacker Ben Weaver eager to face Baylor's 'brand' 6:09

Boise State linebacker Ben Weaver eager to face Baylor's 'brand'

Boise State tight end Jake Roh says Cactus Bowl the right fit 5:05

Boise State tight end Jake Roh says Cactus Bowl the right fit