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Will Machu Picchu Get a New “Old” Name?

Will Machu Picchu Get a New “Old” Name?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 26, 2022 0

A wonder of pre-Columbian architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Peru’s breathtaking Machu Picchu draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Built on a mountaintop in the Andes and believed to have

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Why Botswana Is a Model for Ecotourism Around the World

Why Botswana Is a Model for Ecotourism Around the World

Michelle Peters March 7, 2022 0

When it comes to travel in the 21st century, “sustainable” is the buzzword. It’s heartening to see savvy travelers researching tour operators’ impacts on local communities and wildlife and generally being more curious about

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Our National Parks Have a Popularity Problem

Our National Parks Have a Popularity Problem

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 1, 2022 0

Let’s step into the Wayback Machine and go to 2015, just six years after producer Ken Burns’ documentary miniseries The National Parks: America’s Best Idea had aired on PBS in 2009. At that time,

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Nature Is Good for Your Brain—and Body Image

Nature Is Good for Your Brain—and Body Image

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 1, 2022 0

Nature’s got a lot going for it—and for us. Seeing a breathtaking landscape or experiencing a natural phenomenon typically leaves us feeling appreciative, humbled and filled with awe. You already know some of nature’s

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Parks, People, a Pandemic and Problem-Solving

Parks, People, a Pandemic and Problem-Solving

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 14, 2021 0

Being able to get away to a park—whether national, state or local—played an important role in mental and physical health for a lot of us during the first months of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

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Taking on the Tolt on an Icelandic Horse

Taking on the Tolt on an Icelandic Horse

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 31, 2021 0

Small but strong, with a thick tail and a gorgeous, flowing mane, an Icelandic horse always inspires dreams of gracefully galloping over an ice- and snow-encrusted landscape on the back of a beautiful and

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Video: Fall Colors in Acadia National Park

Video: Fall Colors in Acadia National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 3, 2021 0

Waves that thunder against granite cliffs and break apart on kelp-slick rocks. Bullfrogs that croak among the grasslike rushes that rim ponds and line lakeshores. Woodpeckers that rat-a-tat-tat on tree bark. Great black-backed gulls

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Your Africa Safari Photographs Could Help Save Wildlife

Your Africa Safari Photographs Could Help Save Wildlife

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 13, 2021 0

I have never been fortunate enough to go on an Africa safari, but I never tire of reading about the experiences of others who have visited the continent, such as the thrill of seeing

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