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Natural Attractions in Washington, D.C.
By: Admin    April 04 2018 , 08:30 am
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Category: Travel , Seasons
Springtime in D.C.When you think of visiting our nation’s capital for the day what is the first thing that comes to mind? For some, it is seeing famous monuments of American history, such as the Lincoln Memorial or the Capitol building. Many others come to visit the National Zoo or the numerous art, history, and science museums. In addition to spectacular architecture and history, D.C. is home to stunning natural beauty.The National Botanical Garden The founding fathers imagined a place where the nation could “collect, grow and distribute plants of this and other countries that might contribute to the welfare of the American people.”Established in 1820, the National Botanical Garden was officially opened to the public in 1850 and then moved to its current location in 1933. You can now enjoy the Botanical Garden year round including all weekends and holidays for free!The Botanical Garden gives you...
Books for Adventurers
By: Admin    March 06 2018 , 06:59 pm
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Category: Books , Travel , Outdoors
Humans are drawn to adventure and nature. In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau, the famous author of Walden, wrote: “I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.” Have you ever taken a walk to clear your head or gone hiking for the day to get out of the house? Some people extend their outdoor experience for days, weeks, or even months. The reasons people go out into the wild vary. Some are looking for an escape, others search for answers, and still others seek inner peace – the list is endless. No matter the reason, the great outdoors is a great place to just think and be. Many books have been written about human experiences of finding peace in the wilderness.Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer This story explores the life and decisions of a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless, who leaves everything ...
Visiting Melbourne, Australia
By: Admin    February 19 2018 , 03:56 pm
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Category: Australia , Travel , Road Trips
Visiting Melbourne, AustraliaOne of the world’s most livable cities is also a beautiful tourist destination!Melbourne SkylineMelbourne is the largest city located in Victoria, Australia.  Not only does it have beautiful scenery, but it is also home to diverse wildlife and great culture. It was ranked the most livable city in the world by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Liveability Index. It has an excellent coffee culture and breweries and wineries abound. Come take a vacation with us and explore Melbourne!Sunset over Yarra River, MelbourneYarra River and ValleyThe Yarra River and its surrounding area is a hub of activity for the people of Melbourne.The Yarra River flows through Melbourne and is a perennial river, meaning that it is present year round. The Yarra was a source of life for the Wurundjeri tribe, aborigines who inhabited the area. They named the river “Birrarrung,”...