Traveling to the West – a vacation rental guide

Hopping over the Continental Divide used to be a feat thought impossible. Then the pioneers did it, with arduous wagon trails and caravans lasting years. These days, it's a simple matter of jumping in the auto and cruising the interstates, or a short-haul domestic flight somewhere special. The real challenge now is surely picking where you want to go. From the snow-mantled Cascades of Washington to the toppling hoodoos of Arizona, it's one of the most enticing and adventure-ready regions in the whole world.