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200-year-old cactus dies after severe storms in Arizona National Park

Comment this story Comment The saguaro cactus towered over the hilltop outside Tucson like a massive hand sticking out of the ground. Generations of hikers posed for photos at the base of the towering tree plant, whose longest arms stretched nearly 30 feet in the air above Catalina State Park. Artists have painted it. Dozens […]

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Popular hiking trail in the San Bernardino Mountains with more wounds at Forest Falls

As a late summer heat wave sweeps through Southern California, many residents are heading to the lakes and streams of the San Bernardino Mountains for relief. But San Bernardino County Fire Department officials are reminding people to heed warnings issued by the US Forest Service to stay out of the area known as Big Falls […]

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Kasar Devi and its connection to Machu Picchu in Peru and Stonehenge in the UK

Did you know that places like Machu Picchu in Peru and Stonehenge in the UK might have ties to a small village in the Kumaon region of India? Well, if you thought there could be no connection, read on to find out more about this hidden gem. It is the Kasar Devi located in the […]

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Obituary – 08-31-2022 – Anna Maria Islander

Charles A. Fuller Charles A. Fuller, 74, of Anna Maria, died suddenly Aug. 17 at home. He was born July 12, 1948, in Bristol, Virginia, and raised in Bristol, Tennessee by his late parents, Dewey Wayne and Evelyn (Byrd). He graduated from Bristol Tennessee High School in 1966 and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology […]

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Saguaro Nat’l Park’s citizen-powered Gila Monster Project has been going on for over a decade

Published on August 29, 2022 at 1:02 p.m. Jacob Owens TucsonSentinel.com At the entrance to the sandy Broadway trail in Saguaro National Park, there is a flyer that doesn’t quite fit. The white sheet, which hangs among the signs prohibiting pets and horses from dirt trails, contains an image of an orange and black Gila […]

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A short but beautiful waterfall trail in Unicoi Tennessee

Posted in Tennessee Nature August 29, 2022 by Chris Dodge Our state is filled with beautiful mountains and magnificent waterfalls. We could spend our lives exploring all the natural wonders you can find in each of our incredible forests. Tennessee is breathtaking, to say the least, and we love exploring […]

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DC Social Media Accounts to Follow – The GW Hatchet

Media Credit: Photo illustration by Krishna Rajpara I Assistant Photo Editor From local GW food influencers to local DC news outlets, follow these accounts to stay up to date with the latest District news this year. From the Smithsonian Institution to restaurants tucked away in unassuming alleyways, the district’s scope is endless when it comes […]

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Colorado Outdoor Equity Grant Distributes $1.3 Million

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – The Colorado Outdoor Equity Grant Program (OEGP) is awarding $1.3 million in outdoor equity grants to organizations that expand access to the Colorado outdoors for traditionally excluded youth . From August 22, 2022 to September 30, 2022, these organizations can apply for financial support. Colorado is well known for its […]

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Say goodbye to Lake Powell and hello to Glen Canyon National Park, writes the editorial board

When life gives us a prolonged drought, we can get something good and profitable out of it. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Museum of Natural History Anthropology Collections staff present and discuss several newly acquired cultural artifacts collected by John Wesley Powell, well known in Utah for his famous expeditions on the […]

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How a Vogue Editor Styles Nautical Fashion Week

Every summer for the past eight years, I’ve spent at least two glorious weeks on a small island off the coast of Maine called Northeast Harbor. Surrounded by the deep blue Atlantic Ocean and beautiful Acadia National Park, summer days are spent on the tennis courts, hiking trails or boat rides; nights are enjoyed on […]

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Ghodahada ecotourism project open to tourists – The New Indian Express

By Express press service BERHAMPUR: The Ghodahada ecotourism destination at Ghodahada Reservoir in Digapahandi block of Ganjam district was inaugurated on Friday by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Wildlife, Odisha Shashi Paul. Berhampur Forest Division’s first ecotourism project, the management of the spot has been entrusted to an SHG. On this day, the […]

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Plans for a gas station next to a birdwatching wetland in Huntingdon County spark opposition

August 26, 2022 | 2:34 p.m. Anne Danahy/StateImpact Pennsylvania Anne Danahy has been a WPSU reporter since the fall of 2017. She was a reporter for nearly 12 years at the Daily Times Center at State College, Pennsylvania, where she won numerous awards for her coverage […]

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9 Best National Parks on the East Coast

There are many things the East Coast is known for, like its mountainous regions in Appalachia that span 13 states, as well as the city that never sleeps, New York. If you’re looking for outdoor activities to do on this side of the country, then you’re in luck. The east coast has several national parks […]

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US and Australian F-35 stealth fighters perform stunts over tourist beach Down Under

A Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II flies over Mindil Beach in Darwin, Australia, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. (Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes) DARWIN, Australia — A fleet of warbirds, including US Marine Corps and Air Force fighters in Australia for a three-week air power exercise, wowed locals and vacationers during a flight over the […]

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Jim Oakland | Chief of Port Townsend

Jim Oakland died just after midnight on August 15, 2022, at the age of 87. Born in Miles City, Montana on May 4, 1935, Jim answered an early call to become a minister of the gospel. It wasn’t long before he realized the call came not from some deep inner revelation but from his family […]

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Missing Zion National Park hiker dies after flash flooding in Utah

Comment this story Comment A 29-year-old hiker died after being reported missing Friday night in Zion National Park, Utah, the park announced Tuesday. University of Arizona graduate student Jetal Agnihotri was discovered Monday in the Virgin River near a group of sandstone cliffs known as the Court of the Patriarchs, park officials said, ending a […]

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TikTok is testing a new ‘nearby’ content stream, which could become a major consideration for brands

after it was spotted during testing by several users, TikTok has confirmed that it is currently experimenting with a new “Nearby” content feed, in addition to the current “For You” and “Following” tabs. twitter user @sofeashra posted this image of “Nearby” stream in the app. At first glance, TikTok’s Nearby feed shows content posted by […]

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Killer whales kill ninth great white shark in South Africa – SAPeople

Killer whales kill ninth great white shark in South Africa A pair of killer whales are thought to have claimed their ninth victim (at least) after a brutally killed great white shark washed up on a beach in the Western Cape, South Africa. The jaws of a 9ft great white shark that was killed after […]

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Feeding frenzy in an Oregon coastal town could mean the arrival of humpback whales

Feeding frenzy in an Oregon coastal town could mean the arrival of humpback whales Posted 8/22/22 6:39 PM PST By the staff of the Oregon Coast Beach Connection (Seaside, Ore.) — Pelicans in the northern Oregon coastal town of Seaside are playing at the mouth of the Necanicum River and estuaries, according to local residents. […]

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Quartz Fire in Glacier National Park Expands to 1,678 Acres

WEST GLACIER – The Quartz Fire in Glacier National Park has increased from 1,163 acres to 1,678 acres. Fire managers report that the Quartz Fire has continued to spread primarily south and west, moving further up the shore of Quartz Lake. There has been additional growth in an elevated basin on the northwest side of […]

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Palcall Tsumagoi Ski Resort Review | Japan

Palcall Tsumaoi isn’t particularly well-known internationally, but make no mistake: Japanese skiers and snowboarders know and love this resort, and for good reason. It is the largest in the Karuizawa region of Japan and a major attraction for skiers who appreciate long, wide and perfectly groomed runs. Palcall is also rapidly developing a reputation for […]

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10 Free Things to Enjoy in San Antonio

The Lone Star State is huge and home to amazing cities like Dallas, Houston, and Austin. There’s no shortage of activities and sights to see in Texas, from the underrated destination of Georgetown to the quirky Cadillac Ranch! Specifically, those traveling to historic San Antonio won’t be disappointed either. This bustling Texas city is packed […]

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Flash floods force national park closure

Damage was seen in Namtok Chat Trakan National Park in Chat Trakan District, Phitsanulok Province on Sunday after flash floods swept through the park area overnight. (Photo: Chinnawat Singha) PHITSANULOK: Namtok Chat Trakan National Park in the Chat Trakan district of this north-central province has been temporarily closed following flash floods that swept through the […]

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Murals help spur interest in Route 66 towns

A motorist watches as owner Daniel Ricketts, left, and muralist Jerome Lamke with St. Louis Sign & Mural, hand-paint a Route 66 mural on a building at the southeast corner of East Vandalia and South streets Main on July 25, 2022, in Edwardsville, Illinois. The mural is one of 11 murals highlighting Route 66 in […]

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Search and rescue operation underway in Zion National Park after flash flood – St George News

ST. GEORGE- A search and rescue operation is underway on the Virgin River in Zion National Park following a flash flood on Friday afternoon. Flood waters in Zion National Park, Utah, August 19, 2022 | Still from video courtesy of Tina Moussally Mspac, St. George News The National Park Service announced the operation on Twitter […]

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What to do, where to stay and what to eat in Wilmington, North Carolina

With a bustling foodie scene and beautiful beaches just two hours from Raleigh, Wilmington is worth a road trip. To note : Since Wilmington is my hometown, I may just be a little biased. Here’s where to stay and what to eat, drink and do once there. To eat 1. Benny’s Big Moment celebrity chef […]

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First week of high school football preview

Versailles running back Max Gehret can’t get past Greenville defensive back Casey Willis. Drew Terhall | The Daily Lawyer Drew Terhall DailyAdvocate.com The first week of high school football has arrived. The camps, the two days and all the conditioning periods led to this moment for the schools. County teams will be on the road […]

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Reopening of eruption trails, hiking with dogs

Posted August 18, 2022 The Meradalir eruption trails, which were closed yesterday due to a yellow weather warning, reopened to visitors this morning, RÚV reports. To celebrate reaching 200 episodes of RVK Newscast on Youtube, as well as the new Meradalir eruption, we’re hosting a volcano-themed giveaway! Follow our Instagram page for more information. And […]

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Please welcome Rita Ora, New Zealand’s new unruly tourist

Tina Tiller / The spin-off A visitor to New Zealand hasn’t generated so many headlines in years. Finally, nature heals. This story comes from the team of thespinoff.co.nz. Unruly tourists have been rampant around Aotearoa for more than three years, stealing Christmas trees from gas stations, throwing toast on the ground, crossing drive-throughs and pouring […]

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COLUMN: Magpies can be clever at catching prey | Sports

The other night, Sandi and I spent several minutes watching a scene not common in this world that, if it hadn’t been played at high stakes, would have been fun. We were parked in the Ivy restaurant parking lot, facing west, waiting for the 5pm dinner time to start. I was looking down the freeway […]

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Op-Ed: Banning hikes to the world’s tallest tree will never work

The National Park Service is trying to preserve the world’s tallest tree by banning hiking. But that approach will never fully work because the location of the 380-foot redwood is an open secret. Instagrammers and the Guinness Book of World Records made sure of that. Yet the gargantuan tree – a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) […]

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Khyber and Gulmarg focus on wedding and MICE market

Since its launch in December 2012, the Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa, Gulmarg has won several accolades and appreciations for its impeccable service, warm hospitality and international standard facilities. This gorgeous resort is truly a fantasy, straight out of a postcard, as the drama of the changing seasons plays out here all year round. Vinit […]

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Sierra Club opens trips to Israel, after canceling under pressure

Five months after canceling its planned trips to Israel, then – following outrage from Jewish organizations – apologizing days later and saying trips would be resumed, the Sierra Club has quietly released a new Israel excursion for the ‘next year. Called “Natural and Historical Highlights of Israelthe two-week trip in March 2023 will include many […]

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National parks — islands in a desert? Effectiveness of biodiversity conservation in national parks is associated with socio-economic conditions

Despite commendable conservation efforts and investments by governments, NGOs, and international and national conservation agencies, biodiversity continues to decline across the world. One of the key strategies to halt the decline of biodiversity is the creation of protected areas such as national parks, which are supposed to provide favorable conditions for the stability of biodiversity. […]

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This small island is the best place to dive in the Caribbean

The story is salvaged above and below the waterline on a little-known Dutch island in the Caribbean. With a marine park larger than the island itself, Saint-Eustache (or Statia, for the 3,500 people who live there) is one of the region’s top diving destinations. Located just five miles northwest of the popular city of St. […]

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Tourists stranded on Chinese resort island see hope after protests

Thousands of tourists stranded for days due to COVID-19 closures on the Chinese resort island of Hainan had a silver lining on Sunday as authorities signaled they could soon return home, but only after local approvals. Provincial authorities announced that commercial flights for domestic passengers departing from Sanya, a popular tourist spot on the southern […]

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The least visited US national parks in 2021

Editor’s Note – Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news on when destinations open and close, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — There are more than 420 sites in the US National Park System, but […]

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Danish community divided over mountain bike and hiking trails

A planned climbing and biking trail near the Danish holiday town has sparked fierce debate among environmentalists and mountain bikers. Key factors: Environmentalists and mountain bikers debate proposed climbing and biking trail Inexperienced teams slammed this concept into the bush as arguably devastating Various cities in the south have seen an increase in the number […]

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KT Readers Share Their Stunning Vacation Photos – News

We asked our readers to share their favorite summer vacation snaps. Here are our top picks Published: Sat 13 Aug 2022, 09:54 PM Last update: Sat 13 August 2022, 22:11 From discovering incredible exhibits at Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum in Hollywood to soaking up the sun on the sandy beaches of the Maldives, […]

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Thane Creek obtains “RAMSAR” status; boost tourism, create job opportunities

The Center on Saturday granted Ramsar status to the Thane Creek area which covers 6521.08 hectares. Union Environment, Forestry and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav announced the decision as he accepted the request made by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in February this year. The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government led by Shiv Sena […]

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Acadia GEM the clean, all-electric, fun way to see Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

The new company offers a fleet of 45 rental cars in Acadie, which can accommodate two, four or six passengers BAR HARBOUR, Maine, August 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Acadia GEM, a clean, all-electric and fun way to explore Acadia National Park, has launched a fleet of 45 cars that can accommodate two, four or six […]

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NYC gun ban to alarm residents of upstate bear country

VANDERWHACKER MOUNTAIN WILD FOREST, NY, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Gunfire has long echoed in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Kids skeet from the sky after school and parents mingle and battle it out at the shooting range. In the fall, hunters in fluorescent orange roam the forests on the lookout for deer. Thus, the landmark June […]

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South India’s only hot spring to have a boost | Mangaluru News

Mangaluru: Plans are underway to puttur taluk panchayat and Bettampady gram panchayat to rejuvenate the only sacred natural hot spring in south indiawith the help of the tourist service and experts.Bendru Thirtha, a reservoir near the Seere River in the village of Irde at Bettampady in Dakshina Kannada, is where pilgrims bathe believing that the […]

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10 reasons to visit Saint-Nazaire

10 reasons to visit Saint-Nazaire – France Today 10 reasons to visit Saint-Nazaire – France Today Saint-Nazaire is a seaside town with international connections from the transatlantic liners and ships that depart from its shores to the artists who have painted the street art and murals that decorate the town. Here are our top ten […]

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Manassas Battlefield National Park will celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Second Manassas

Beginning August 25, Manassas National Battlefield Park will observe the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Second Manassas. For five days, until August 30, events will remember the cost of the battle and include the destructive impact on area families and African Americans. A few highlighted events include: • Programming on August 27 at the […]

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Sale of hiking boots on Amazon

Runner’s World; Courtesy of Merrell Although I’m a big fan of hiking sandals in the summer, most people prefer a little more protection when they decide to hit the trail. Even if you do like to let your toes get some air in the warmer months, once the end of October rolls around even the […]

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The Swiss skipper in love with Croatia: “I sailed 22 summers in a row here”

by croatiaweek August 9, 2022 in New Didier Lutz (Private Album) A visit to Croatia on a sailing trip 22 years ago was enough for Didier Lutz to get hooked. Since his first return to school in 2000, the 60-year-old Swiss engineer has returned every year to visit and sail. For four years he has […]

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Bird binge: Plenty of Jays-Orioles games to come

Breadcrumb Links Toronto Blue Jays MLB Baseball Ramon Urias of the Baltimore Orioles circles after hitting a three-run homer in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park in Camden Yards on August 8, 2022. Photo by Mitch Stringer /USA TODAY Sports Content of the article BALTIMORE – They’re birds of a […]

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AO Review: Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Seventeen years ago, my wife and I honeymooned in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which sits on the northern edge of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We were able to hike the Smokies on this trip, at which time my wife said she would like to bring our (yet unborn) children one day to see the beauty that […]

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Tourism Secy reviews projects in Nubra Valley : The Tribune India

Our correspondent Jammu, 7th August Kacho Mehboob Ali Khan, Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Ladakh, during his visit to Nubra Valley, made a detailed assessment of the current and proposed projects. He visited several sites in Sumoor near Buddha Park and saw the progress of the work on site. He instructed relevant officials to […]

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Gardening: what is a garden without birds? Create habitat for them to thrive

As I write this, I hear a cardinal trill in the garden. I don’t need to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds passing through it; I came to recognize the songs and their singers. I know it’s the mourning dove whose cooing wakes me up in the morning and […]

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Zion National Park, Utah

Light-colored cliffs cut through the warm desert tones of Zion National Park in southwestern Utah in this photograph taken June 30, 2022 by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Note the mostly south orientation of the image. Unlike many maps, the rotated image depicts the terrain more clearly by minimizing an optical illusion […]

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13 Hidden Gems to Explore on Cape Cod

Days of sun, sand and doing nothing are a Cape Cod vacationer’s dream. Cape Town’s relaxed vibe (as the connoisseurs call it) is why everyone wants real estate on their favorite sandy beach. When you need a break from the surf, Cape Cod is a fun place to explore. You can find many activities to […]

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Flooding in Yellowstone National Park closed a major road to a nearby town. : NPR

Old Gardiner Road improvement in Yellowstone National Park on July 20, 2022. Jacob W. Frank / National Park Service hide caption toggle caption Jacob W. Frank / National Park Service Old Gardiner Road improvement in Yellowstone National Park on July 20, 2022. Jacob W. Frank / National Park Service GARDINER, Mont. – Tourism in Yellowstone […]

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▶️ PCT hikers redirected after Windigo Fire force trail closure

The recent wildfires in Oregon are causing surprise interruptions for many passers-by on one of America’s longest hiking trails. The Windigo Fire, sitting on 1,098 acres Thursday afternoon, caused a 60-mile closure on the Pacific Crest Trail running north from Crater Lake to Odell Lake (Mile 1848 to 1908). On Wednesday and Thursday, hikers stopped […]

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If you’re planning a vacation, explore these super fun new places in Andaman and Nicobar

Last update: August 04, 2022, 10:10 PM IST We bring you a list of places you can visit on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on your next vacation (Picture: Shutterstock) We bring you a list of places you can visit in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on your next vacation The Andaman and Nicobar Islands […]

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I miss Vin Scully and his stories about beards and bird poo

There aren’t enough words to fully explain what Vin Scully meant to me as a kid growing up as a Dodgers fan in Los Angeles during the 1970s and 1980s. There aren’t enough moments. of sadness to fully capture my pain and loss since learning of the 94-year-old broadcaster’s death on Tuesday. Wine – and […]

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Nature Photography at Weeks State Park Summer Program August 11 | Culture & Leisure

Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]

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Get started by joining a walking group in the LS area

Jan Nelson enjoys hiking the KC area trails. Courtesy picture Hoping to start enjoying the many trails and parks in and around Lee’s Summit by starting a biking or walking program? Getting started can be daunting for many, but with the use of technology, you’ll find plenty of ways to get help. The motivation to […]

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Gulmarg problems must be solved – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

Gulmarg in Kashmir is a famous tourist resort and an ideal place for winter sports, hence visitors from all over the country and abroad, as well as locals in large numbers who continue to visit this tourist place. It is a natural corollary that many questions and issues continue to emerge regarding all related hues […]

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Bolivia’s famous ‘death road’ is now a wildlife haven

Imagine driving down a 5 meter (about 16 foot) wide dirt road in a heavy truck, looking out the window for orientation and seeing a 100 meter (about 328 foot) drop with no guardrails between you and the abyss below. -below. It was a daily experience for drivers on a busy Bolivian highway so perilous […]

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The Second World War Ordnance Force Closure of the swimming area at Assateague Island National Seashore

A section of beach at Assateague Island National Seashore has been closed due to WWII ordnance / NPS surfacing A section of the Assateague Island National Seashore has been temporarily closed due to surfaced World War II ordnance. The closure affects the North Beach swimming area in the Maryland portion of the park. The “normal” […]

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Hiking near the world’s tallest sequoia now results in a $5,000 fine

Comment this story Comment The tree recognized as the tallest in the world is now forbidden to visitors. The National Park Service announced last week that it was discouraging hikers from visiting Hyperion, an ancient redwood tree in Northern California that holds a Guinness World Record for height at 380 feet, 9.7 inches, according to […]

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Obituary: Scott Farquhar, 70, of Fairfield

Information via Spear-Miller Funeral Home FAIRFIELD, CT – Scott Farquhar, 70, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully Friday, July 22, 2022 at his home. He was surrounded by his devoted family who loved him very much. Scott passed away after a courageous two and a half year battle with cancer. He is survived by: his beloved […]