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Lands End Lookout, San Francisco
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Lands End Lookout, San Francisco

Situated on Point Lobos at the main entrance to the California Coastal Trail, Lands End Lookout is one of the newer attractions in San Francisco; so, if you are an old hand at the points to see, it may not be on your radar.  It ought to be. Land’s End Lookout was created in 2012, on the ruins of the historic Sutro Baths, and it is part of the expansive Golden Gate National Park. In addition, Lands End Lookout offers wildlife viewing, picnicking, strolling, history, and other recreation activities.

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Best Places to See the Total Eclipse of 2017
2 months ago

Best Places to See the Total Eclipse of 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017, presents people in the United States with an extraordinary chance to see a total solar eclipse. The last time this type of an eclipse was able to be seen across the continental United States was 38 years ago, in 1979. And this is the first total eclipse to sweep across the entire country since 1918. You must be in the path that sweeps from west to east – across 11 states from Oregon to South Carolina – to see the eclipse in totality. If you are outside the roughly 60-mile wide band, you will not get to see the total eclipse.

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Healthy Eating on the Road
2 months ago

Healthy Eating on the Road

Are you planning to hit the road? A vacation or road trip doesn’t necessarily mean you have to break your diet or give up healthy eating. With a bit of advanced planning, healthy eating on the road can be seamless and stress-free. To jump start your healthy eating on the road, take a glance at our nutritious tips for road trips.

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Appalachian National Scenic Trail
2 months ago

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Imagine walking almost 2,200 miles through 14 states. Sounds pretty incredible, right? Well, people from all over America and the world do it every single year on the Appalachian Trail. 

The trail is the longest ‘hiking only’ trail in the world and runs from Georgia to Maine. Each year, thousands of people set off on the trail to do everything from a short day hike to walk the entire trail.

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Quick Guide to Outer Banks, NC
2 months ago

Quick Guide to Outer Banks, NC

Between its beautiful oceanfront location and endless opportunities for outdoor fun, the Outer Banks remains a timeless family vacation destination. Here are more than a few ideas for making the most of your time in this special summer spot.

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Quick Guide to Vail, CO
2 months ago

Quick Guide to Vail, CO

While it’s world-renowned for its skiing and snowboarding, Vail, Colorado is a fabulous place to visit, regardless of your interest in the great outdoors. Here are some of the top attractions that you don’t want to miss, at any time of the year.

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Top U.S. Beaches
2 months ago

Top U.S. Beaches

By  •  Places, Beaches

There’s no denying that America is home to some of the best beaches in the world. We have the best of both worlds. From the forest and mountainous oceans on the West Coast and the tropical oasis on the east coast. Regardless of what type of beach experience you’re hoping to find, there are a few that are truly unlike any other. And the ones that we consider to be amongst the best in the country. Take a look and see our pick for the Top U.S. beaches and tell us if you agree.

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Key West in a Day
2 months ago

Key West in a Day

The end of the 100-mile Overseas Highway, that long dramatic drive down through the Florida Keys, and the place of legend and lore is Key West. It is a town to linger in, and to soak in the “Conch” frame of mind. But if you have only a day to linger, here are the highlights to make your visit memorable.

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Oleta River State Park
2 months ago

Oleta River State Park

The Oleta River runs through the northern reaches of the metropolitan Miami area. While Miami is famous for its glitz and glamor, over the top shopping, and clubs, as well as its showy Atlantic Ocean beaches, those from farther away may miss out on this, the largest of all Florida’s urban state parks. Locally it is thought of as the Central Park of the Sunshine State. It is an incredible natural escape from the glittery city that surrounds it.

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Blue Spring State Park
2 months ago

Blue Spring State Park

Situated in Orange City in Central Florida, Blue Spring State Park is a haven of beauty that evokes the “Old Florida” and its natural wonders. The park is famous for its eponymous Blue Spring, where 102 million gallons of water flow out of Blue Spring into the St. Johns River every day. It is also well-known for being a wintertime gathering place for the manatees. The manatees congregate at the 73 °F spring and the spring run when the temperature of the St John River system dips lower than is comfortable for them.

Blue Spring State Park

On chilly days, as many as 400 manatees have been counted there. How close can you get to them? About a few feet away, from the viewing platform nearest the water. Keep in mind, interaction with the manatees is not permitted due to the fact that they are a protected species. Visitors will find other creatures and wildlife during warmer seasons. In any season, the park is well worth a visit to stroll, sightsee, relax, reflect, and enjoy some of the hidden wonders of the Sunshine State.

 

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