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Bryce Canyon Video: A Bright Spot in a Bleak Year

Bryce Canyon Video: A Bright Spot in a Bleak Year

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 22, 2020 0

After almost a year of isolation, lockdowns, mask-wearing, and strained relationships with family and friends, you might think that there’s not much good to say about 2020 as we come to its end. But

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A City Park Visit Lifts Your Mood as Much as Christmas

A City Park Visit Lifts Your Mood as Much as Christmas

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 15, 2020 0

Santa Claus has long been known as the world’s biggest spreader of happiness and joy, but he now has some competition when it comes to eliciting smiles on Christmas Day. Recent research shows that

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Video: Emperor Penguins’ Big Air Down South

Video: Emperor Penguins’ Big Air Down South

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 24, 2019 0

The Earth’s poles have a special kind of pull on me—sometimes called the “ice blink”—and that’s why on this Christmas Eve, I’m thinking of them. At this time of year, songs about “dreaming of

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For Your Gifting: My Top 10 Nature-and-Travel Authors

For Your Gifting: My Top 10 Nature-and-Travel Authors

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 10, 2019 0

While some might say that the true travel genre of books includes those “that record the experiences of an author touring a place,” I find it worthwhile to add another component into my description

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Making Travelers: View-Masters, Slideshows and Mailed Boxes

Making Travelers: View-Masters, Slideshows and Mailed Boxes

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 3, 2019 0

When I was a kid, my mother signed me up for a monthly children’s travel club sponsored by the National Geographic Society. As a member of the club, every 30 days I received a

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Video: The Universe Wishes You “A Merry Little Christmas”

Video: The Universe Wishes You “A Merry Little Christmas”

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 25, 2018 2

On this Christmas morning, I hope you are happy, healthy and spending time with family and friends. During this holiday season, however, it’s the “happy” part of that wish that I found myself thinking

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Video: A Post-Holiday, Hot-Springs Retreat with Japan’s Snow Monkeys

Video: A Post-Holiday, Hot-Springs Retreat with Japan’s Snow Monkeys

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 26, 2017 0

The Christmas holiday is over—just barely. Feeling a little exhausted after all the preparations, family gatherings and parties? Then, a nice soak in a hot spring should be just the ticket for you. Of

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Video: Spend a Few Minutes of Peace in Grand Teton National Park

Video: Spend a Few Minutes of Peace in Grand Teton National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 22, 2016 4

The end of 2016 marks the closing of the National Park Service’s centennial year. For the past 12 months, we Americans have been appreciating, celebrating and visiting all of our 413 national park units,

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