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Stay Out of That Old Mine!


It seems like the most adventurous thing in the world. That dark opening in the hillside beckons, tantalizes, excites.

All the Way to Timbuctu


Yes, it's real. There is a place called Timbuktu and it is not just an imaginary figment at the end of an exclamatory statement.

Visiting Croatia


Croatia has quickly become Europe's hottest destination, and for good reason. The rocky coastline continues for 1778 kilometres and includes pine-fringed coves, wide sandy beaches and cozy inlets.

Journey to Haypress Creek


It was the end of my first year as a graduate student, and my personal stock had risen somewhat due to long hours of hard work. Now a fabulous opportunity presented itself in the form of a research project in the northern Sierras in a locality known as Haypress Creek, which fell into my lap as a result of shifting academic fortunes.

Visiting the Last Paradise on Earth - Costa Rica


I've been traveling and writing about places I believe others would love to visit, to unwind from their busy and hectic schedules. Most recently I visited Costa Rica, a place which can be best described as one of the last paradises on earth.

Beach Vacation Photo Tips - Make Your Vacation AND Photos Memorable


Most people, who go on a family beach vacation, take plenty of photographs. Once you're home and you view or print them out; are you ecstatic, bored, or disappointed? Be honest, now!Does this sound familiar? You arrive at your destination, check the place out, and quickly change to go to the beach.

Disneyland for Hikers: A Walk to Mt. Whitney


Base camp sits at 12,000 feet - stark, windy, unshaded from the blazing August sun, but an otherwise great place to stop for a snack. Voices echo across cold granite as the breeze wraps around dozens of tents, backpacks, cooking stoves, and bear-proof food canisters.

Code of Conduct for Outdoor Enthusiasts


My favorite outdoor related quote comes from John Muir, the father of our national park system and founder of the Sierra Club. He said, "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

Boston Vacations: Four Ways To Experience Beantown


Boston is a great destination city for a vacation. There's plenty on tap to see and do, and it's an easy city to get around on foot.

The Pyramids of Giza


The most famous Egyptian pyramids to be built are the Great Pyramids of Giza, located in the outskirts of present-day Cairo. There are over 100 Egyptian pyramids of various sizes, and over 50 more in neighboring Sudan.

Old Barney -- A Visit to Barnegat Light, New Jersey


Barnegat Light, NJ is the home to "Old Barney" a historic lighthouse located at the northern tip of Long Beach Island. Long Beach Island, or "LBI" as the vacationing folks like to say, is a narrow island nearly twenty miles long and six miles at sea off the coast of Ocean County, NJ.

RV Vacations: Ten Tips


Perhaps you have wondered about taking an RV vacation. It seems like fun and you'd like to try it, but you aren't sure if it's for you.

Bunbury Western Australia


The first recorded mapping of what is now Koombana Bay and the eventual City of Bunbury, was in 1803 by the French explorers Nicolas Baudin and Louis de Freycinet, from their ships the Geographe and Casuarina. In 1831 there was a temporary English military settlement with the first settlers moving to the area named after Lieutenant Henry William St Pierre Bunbury in 1838.

Going it Alone: The Waterfall at Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska


I stood at the observation point on the balcony at the Visitor Center overlooking the great Mendenhall Glacier at Juneau, Alaska. Before me was a beautiful scene.

Going it Alone: The Waterfall at Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska


I stood at the observation point on the balcony at the Visitor Center overlooking the great Mendenhall Glacier at Juneau, Alaska. Before me was a beautiful scene.

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