Category Archives: United States of America

Your Guide to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
; Jen Murphy; AARP

Hawaii Big Island’s crown jewel is filled with lava fields and lush landscape. Learn things to do, where to stay, and what to eat when visiting.

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The US’ lost, ancient megacity; Jen Rose Smith; BBC

In the ancient Mississippian settlement of Cahokia, vast social events – not trade or the economy – were the founding principle.

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Fully vaxxed, we put pandemic in rearview mirror with road trips to Florida, Virginia; Katherine Rodeghier; Daily Herald

It was the moment Katherine Rodeghier had been waiting for. Fully vaccinated, she set out on a long journey, timing her visit to pick her grandson up at school on his 7th birthday. And there he stood, waiting along the curb clutching balloons from a classroom party. He looked so much older, so tall, as he climbed into his car seat.

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Virtual dedication of Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at UVA to be streamed Saturday; Augusta Free Press

A virtual ceremony will be held Saturday to honor the legacy of the estimated 4,000 enslaved people who built and maintained UVA between 1817 and 1865.

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12 Very Best Things To Do In San Antonio, Texas; Lloyd; Hand Luggage Only

With mountains to see, a gorgeous River Walk and the Alamo, San Antonio is one of the pretty fun cities in the US you have to explore. Not only that, there are loads of foodie joints, galleries and viewpoints which can fill any city break.

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5 Amazing Cliff Dwellings To Explore In U.S. National Parks; Emese Fromm; TravelAwaits

From the Cliff Palace to the White House Ruin, Emese Fromm’s family keeps returning to these incredible cliff dwellings in U.S. national parks.

Source: 5 Amazing Cliff Dwellings To Explore In U.S. National Parks – TravelAwaits

Taliesin West reopens daily tours; Jessica Parsons; Arizona Family

Arizona is starting to open up fully, as COVID-19 mandates ease, and one of those fabulous locations is Taliesin West in north Scottsdale.

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Taliesin West is open for tours. Here’s how you can see Frank Lloyd Wright’s Arizona home; Kimi Robinson; Arizona Republic

Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture studio and winter home in Scottsdale, is resuming tours. What’s new and how to make a reservation.

Source: Taliesin West is open for tours. Here’s how you can see Frank Lloyd Wright’s Arizona home

Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed winter home in Scottsdale resumes daily tours; KTAR

The Scottsdale winter home of the iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright has reopened for daily tours with some new attractions to experience.

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7 Incredible Ancient Ruins To Explore In U.S. National Parks; Emese Fromm; TravelAwaits

From Mesa Verde to Casa Grande, Chaco to Hovenweep, these are the best places to experience ancient ruins in Southwest national parks and monuments.

Source: 7 Incredible Ancient Ruins To Explore In U.S. National Parks – TravelAwaits

The Florida Everglades Are America’s Largest Subtropical Wilderness; Caroline Rogers; Southern Living

Everglades National Park is home to more than a million acres of natural wonders.

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Stunning photos of UNESCO sites in the US; Graeme Carey; Expresso Communication

World Heritage is a designation given to “places on Earth that are of outstanding universal value to humanity” and therefore should be “protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.” As of 2020, there are 24 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United States. Here are stunning photos from all 24 sites.

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Seven Remarkable Caves to Explore in Kentucky; Smithsonian Magazine

Seven Remarkable Caves to Explore in Kentucky

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New Travel Challenge: What If You Could Travel The US For Free, Like India’s Latest Tourism Success?; Ann Abel; Forbes

These 15 geographically separated destinations were chosen to help out local economies, show off the vast diversity of the country and maybe help people learn a thing or two.

Source: New Travel Challenge: What If You Could Travel The US For Free, Like India’s Latest Tourism Success?

15 Stunning Airbnbs in Yosemite; Aiden; The Broke Backpacker

These cool Airbnbs in Yosemite are LUXURY for less! Rentals with pools or jacuzzi? Something cosy and romantic? Here’s Aiden’s top picks!

Source: 15 STUNNING Airbnbs in Yosemite [2021 Edition]

Taos, New Mexico: Land of enchantment, world-class skiing and high desert hot springs; Keri Bridgwater; Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

LLM writer Keri Bridgwater finds the bohemian town of Taos and neighbouring resort, Taos Ski Valley, offer a magical mix of outdoor adventure, art and culture.

Source: Taos, New Mexico: Land of enchantment, world-class skiing and high desert hot springs | Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

I’ve visited more than 70 Unesco World Heritage sites – these are the best; Amanda Maccadams; Lonely Planet

 

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Holland America Line: How to Experience Alaska’s Epic Scenery; World of Cruising

With its magnificent mountains, snow-white glaciers and picturesque views, Alaska is a dream destination for the avid explorer and nature-lover. And no cruise line offers you a better scenic experience than Holland America Line.

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Military flights biggest cause of noise pollution on Olympic Peninsula; Mirage News

 

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Countries fall short of U.N. pledge to protect 10% of the ocean by 2020; Chris Arsenault; MongaBay

Covering a swath of ocean larger than Peru around coral reefs, golden beaches and rocky atolls in north Hawaiʻi, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is one of the world’s largest marine protected areas — and the biggest in North America. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to endangered Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi), two dozen species of whales and dolphins, and green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas), among thousands of other creatures.

Source: Countries fall short of U.N. pledge to protect 10% of the ocean by 2020

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