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Yosemite National Park Photo Roundup: Waterfalls, Lakes & Granite Domes

Yosemite National Park Photo Roundup: Waterfalls, Lakes & Granite Domes

Emily Goodheart October 29, 2021 0

Yosemite National Park is California’s crown jewel, a rich landscape of imposing granite cathedrals, towering sequoias and majestic waterfalls. Enjoy these photos from Expedition Leader Ant Bennet, taken while guiding An Insider’s Journey into

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Wildfires Restore Yosemite and a Video View of the Park

Wildfires Restore Yosemite and a Video View of the Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 21, 2021 0

During the drought conditions in the summer of 2021, wildfires raged throughout the western U.S. For example, as of September 12, 2021, the Dixie Fire is the second-largest wildfire in California history. It might

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The Ahwahnee: Yosemite’s Iconic National Park Lodge

The Ahwahnee: Yosemite’s Iconic National Park Lodge

Emily Goodheart August 7, 2021 0

A Yosemite nature tour would not be complete without a stay at The Ahwahnee, a gem among national park lodges with a historical legacy. Travelers on An Insider’s Journey into Yosemite will spend three nights inside

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Mantis

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Mantis

Steve Selden January 24, 2020 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a praying mantis in California. Photographer Alexa Dysart took this shot on

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A World on Fire: Battling Blazes in Borneo’s Rain Forests

A World on Fire: Battling Blazes in Borneo’s Rain Forests

Emily Goodheart January 8, 2020 0

Forest fires hit home particularly hard in 2019, as people in every corner of the Earth watched the world burn. Abnormal Arctic fires occurred in Alaska, Greenland and Russia’s Siberian province, which houses the

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“Home for the Holidays” and Other Travel Conundrums

“Home for the Holidays” and Other Travel Conundrums

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 26, 2019 0

This week, we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving, kicking off what we call the “holiday season”: typically defined as the triumvirate of Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve. It’s also a huge traveling time. But unlike most

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Losing Urban Trees—and the Wildlife that Depends on Them

Losing Urban Trees—and the Wildlife that Depends on Them

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 11, 2018 1

We need to learn to tolerate a bit of messiness when it comes to our urban neighborhoods and landscapes. And I’m not talking about litter on our sidewalks, trash in our local parks or

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Road Trip Revelations

Road Trip Revelations

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 4, 2018 2

“Most stories begin one of two ways,” book author and immersion journalist Ted Conover once said. “A stranger comes to town, or the hero leaves home. Either way, they tend to go by road.

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