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Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield, Massachusetts

At Magic Wings, there are butterflies everywhere, as well as some insects, amphibians, tortoises, adorable button quail, reptiles, and animals.

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Visiting the Free Libano Waterfall in Costa Rica (Near Lake Arenal)

A free waterfall in Costa Rica? Yes, please! This gorgeous hidden waterfall is not far from Lake Arenal, near a small country town called Libano.

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Rose Island, an Amusement Park Lost in Memory

Within a Charlestown Indiana State Park, there is a skeleton of the past. The amusement park known as Rose Island.

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Wildlife Safari Park in Winston, Oregon

Each year my family members and I head out on a drive from Eugene to Winston Oregon to spend time with the animals in the Wildlife Safari Park. We have never been disappointed.

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10 Places on Earth That Seem Otherworldly

A look at 10 places that seem so otherworldy you won't believe they exist here on earth.

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Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah—a Most Spectacular Place!

Bryce Canyon National Park in south-central Utah presents some of the most spectacular scenery of any U.S. national park! Easy to access, it presents the greatest concentration of hoodoos in the world, along with hiking trails, lodging, and wildlife.

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The Best Time to Visit the Grand Canyon and Features of the National Park

Many people come to the park on the spur of the moment. They drive here just having the day to see as much as possible, or even just a few hours. The structure of the park is such that you can really see a lot in a day.

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7 Great Jungles Around the World

Deep within the jungles of the world, you find fantastic creatures and ruins of ancient civilisations. Someone, or something, could be watching you at any moment.

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Saguaro National Park: Walking in the Land of Giant Cacti

There's something both strange and enchanting about the desert landscape of Southern Arizona. Giant cacti rise from the ground to cover hills and valleys and mix with red rock canyons to create an ambiance that is otherworldly.

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Virginia Is for Lovers: Kiptopeke State Park

This state park is a hidden gem and well worth a visit. With wide open meadows, pine forests, and secluded beaches, the park also boasts the highest number of bird of prey sightings in the state.

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Tom Bass Regional Park: Acres of Fun in Southeast Houston

Learn about this regional park's namesake and its numerous amenities. You will want to come back again and again!

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Visiting Canyon de Chelly Arizona

This article gives you the information you need and the knowledge of what to expect when traveling to Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

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Monument Valley Travel and Information

Learn about Monument Valley traveling tips, and information such as lodging, food, attractions.

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Amazing Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX

Learn about this stellar Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, and its namesake. This zoo is beautiful and impactful in supporting conservation and species survival.

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Breathtaking Trip to Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park

We decided to start our brand new year with a wonderful trip to Moab, Utah. The spectacular views and breathtaking canyons called us to come back to explore areas that we didn't get a chance to see last year. Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a gorgeous adventure.

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A Trip to Heaven: Naran and Kaghan Valleys in Pakistan

The article details the beautiful sites of Naran and Kaghan Valleys in Pakistan. Moreover, it includes all the features, foods, heritage, and culture of the region.

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The 10 Best Dive Sites Around the World

Are you a scuba diver looking to bubble up all the best dive sites in the world? This article is for you. Discover the top ten dive sites to add to your bucket list. From nudibranchs to whale sharks, let's explore the world beneath the surface!

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Moab, Utah: A Magnificent and Spectacular Place

Moab is one of Utah's must-visit cities. My husband and I decided to end our year with something adventurous, so we went to Moab to explore the magnificent arches, parks, and dunes.

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A Trip to Dry Falls State Park in Eastern Washington

Join me on a fall trip to Dry Falls State Park in Eastern Washington.

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Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah: Forces of Nature

Cedar Breaks is a national monument dedicated to the forces of erosion in southern Utah. See photos and videos of this stunning high-altitude setting. Also, learn about the work of the CCC during the Great Depression.

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Wildlife of the Colchester Causeway on Lake Champlain

The Colchester Causeway is a former railroad bridge which has been converted into a 10-mile gravel bike path. It extends about three miles out over Lake Champlain, passing three islands. This shallow, marshy part of the lake is home to a variety of wildlife.

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2 Must-See State Parks in Utah

Two of the most beautiful—and least visited—State Parks in Utah are Kodachrome Basin and Coral Pink Sand Dunes. A visit to either can offer visitors a less crowded, yet equally impressive alternative to Utah's national parks.

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My Summertime Destination: Ruby Beach Along the Olympic Peninsula Loop

What's it like to visit and camp at Ruby Beach in Washington State over the summer? Here's my experience.

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My Summertime Destination: Rialto Beach at the Olympic Peninsula

This is a shared experience and recollections of my summertime camping trip and visit to Rialto Beach at the Olympic Peninsula.

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Hemer Provincial Park vs. Roberts Memorial Provincial Park

In this article, I compare and contrast two provincial parks on Vancouver Island that are very close to one another, Hemer and Roberts Memorial.

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Belfast's Lagan Meadows

Lagan Meadows in south Belfast is a wonderful rural oasis situated well within the city's limits. Only a ten-minute drive from the city centre, it is well worth a visit and links up with the much longer Lagan Tow Path. Dogs are permitted on leashes, as are bicycles.

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5 Wonderful Lakes on Vancouver Island

Did you know that Vancouver Island has freshwater swimming spots? Here are five of them as experienced by an avid hiker.

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Newport’s Breathtaking Cliff Walk: Scenic Views and Stately Mansions

A must for any visitor to Newport, the Cliff Walk offers panoramic coastal views and a glimpse of Newport's most famous mansions.

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31 Best Zoos to Visit in the United States

Looking for the best zoos in the United States? Here are 31 of them that feature unique exhibits, practice exemplary conservation efforts, and place animal welfare and education at the forefront of their activities.

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Lake Willoughby: The Norwegian Fjord in Northern Vermont

Lake Willoughby, VT bears a striking resemblance to the fjords of Norway, with its clear waters and spectacular woodland. The area offers a raft of outdoor activities including aquatic sports, hiking and lazy beach days. During your trip, you can stay in lakeside cabins and cottages.

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Matzke Park: Family-Friendly Environs in Houston

Matzke Park provides delightful picnic and playing areas, sports fields, exercise stations, a short trail, a free speech area, and seasonal events in NW Houston. It bears the name of an honored teacher.

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A Visit to Arizona’s Spectacular Meteor Crater

The Barringer Meteor Crater located a few miles east of Flagstaff, AZ, is the only visible meteor crater on earth. It is similar to craters on the moon and has changed very little since the impact 50,000 years ago. The crater attracts visitors from all over the world.

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Photos of Fleming Park in Houston, Texas

This beautiful Houston neighborhood park contains some vintage playground equipment plus a totem pole birdhouse, setting it apart from the norm. See photos.

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Maxwell Park in Cypress, TX: A Hidden Gem!

Maxwell Park is only 13.9 acres situated along Cypress Creek in Cypress, Texas, in the Houston metro area. Moss-laden trees dot the landscape of this tucked-away park amid nearby homes. We happened upon the cutest scene, and you can view it here.

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Spotts Park: With One of a Few Hills in Houston Near Downtown

If seeking a hill of any size in Houston for some cross-training or just plain fun, Spotts Park is the place to be. Learn about the other amenities found there.

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Katy Dog Park: 14 Acres of Fun for People and Pets in Katy, TX

Fourteen acres of land comprise the Katy Dog Park in Katy, TX. Shade trees, wide-open grassy areas, a pool for canines, and a walking path all add to the pleasure of spending time there.

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Visiting Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center Cambodia

Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC) is located outside of Phnom Penh and is run by Wildlife Alliance. They rescue and rehabilitate animals from the illegal wildlife trade and provide a permanent home for those they cannot release. Tours run daily from Phnom Penh.

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The Perfect Day Trip: Caesar’s Head State Park and Greenville

This article includes an itinerary and description of hiking at Caesar's Head State Park and visiting Greenville in South Carolina.

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A Visit to Crazy Horse Memorial Park in South Dakota

Though still in progress, the Crazy Horse Memorial is stunning and an important stop for anyone heading to its more famous cousin—Mount Rushmore.

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Fred Howard Park: Hidden Gem of Florida’s Gulf Coast

Howard Park is one of those true hidden gems that offers a beautiful beach area combined with a wonderful multipurpose park that has something for everyone.

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Utah's Spectacular Millcreek Canyon and Nebo Loop in Winter

My husband and I didn't want to miss a chance to witness the beautiful view from the top of Millcreek Canyon, and we have beautiful images to share!

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A Quick Trip to Antelope Island State Park in Utah

Antelope Island State Park is mesmerizing. Situated in the Great Salt Lake, it's one of the most breathtaking places I have visited in the beehive state of Utah. The island is a picturesque backdrop for hiking and wildlife viewing.

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Visiting Mount Greylock, the Highest Point in Massachusetts

Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts and offers visitors stunning views, miles of hiking trails, and a wonderful mountaintop experience.

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Gus and Lyndall Wortham Park, and Wortham Fountain: Comparing Both Houston Sites

Well-known philanthropists Gus and Lyndall Wortham have a park and a fountain bearing their name in two distinct areas of Houston. See what makes each unique and special, and learn some Houston history.

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Where and When to See Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Colorado

A guide to finding elk in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Colorado. Information on where to see elk in all four seasons along with photos.

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How to Tour the South Dakota Black Hills in One Day

Looking to do the South Dakota Black Hills in one day? Here's useful information, links, and photos of the South Dakota Black Hills area, including Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Custer State Park.

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3 Community Parks in the Willow Fork Drainage District in Katy, Texas

In addition to three community parks, the Willow Fork Drainage District in Katy, TX, maintains many miles of channels as well as interconnecting trails. See photos and learn about the parks here.

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Casa Grande National Monument in Arizona

The ruins of Casa Grande National Monument date back centuries. Located in the Sonoran desert of Arizona, the massive "big house" and other structures were abandoned in 1450. Learn about it here.

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8 Offbeat Natural Wonders in India Worth Visiting

This article is for travelers who like to explore unexplored places offering unique travel experiences. Many destinations off the beaten path are worth visiting including Nohkalikai Falls and Lonar Crater.

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Jamail Skatepark: Stunning Texas-Sized Skatepark in Houston

The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark is one of the largest of such parks in all of Texas. If you are a skateboarder, you will definitely wish to see this fantastic place near Houston.