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Presidential hopeful John Kerry was overdue for a vacation, so he looked happy last week snowboarding down the slopes near his Idaho home. He has to be careful. That setup looks glamorous next to President Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch. Here's how the two retreats stack up. --By Nadia Mustafa

IDAHO

HOW SECLUDED? In the town of Ketchum (pop. 3,000), the heart of the popular, celeb-filled Sun Valley vacation area

REAL ESTATE VALUE Kerry's wife Teresa Heinz Kerry and her first husband bought the house for $4.9 million in 1988

FAVORITE PASTIMES Snowboarding. And he's good at it. When Kerry took a...

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