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Spring Camping Tips
By: Admin    May 02 2018 , 10:55 am
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Category: Outdoors
The outdoors are calling this spring! Now is the perfect time to pull up your bootstraps and pack a bag, because camping season is rapidly approaching. Whether you are an experienced camper or a beginner, you may be looking for some tips before heading out into the wilderness. Knowing a few things could make the difference between a happy or very unhappy camper.Familiarize YourselfGet familiar with where you will be staying. Even if you are only traveling to somewhere a few towns away, terrains can change and you will want to be prepared. If you are staying on a campsite, what amenities do they provide? If you are not on a campsite, what is the area like? Is it rocky? Is there a river or cliffs nearby? What wildlife is in the area? These things will indicate what you will need to bring, such as hiking gear for rocky terrain. Areas with water attract more mosquitoes so it could be a good idea ...
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Growing Across the Globe
By: Admin    April 12 2018 , 01:16 pm
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Category: World , Agriculture
Agriculture informs culture.Without agriculture, we would not have civilizations and would still be roaming around “hunter-gatherer” style.Across the world, different civilizations began in various geographical locations. Geography determined what crops they could grow, where they could be grown, and who could grow them. Specific practices and challenges began to form around the planting and harvesting of food. Today, international trade and science have greatly advanced what people grow, when they can grow it, and where they can grow it. Even so, you can still see the fascinating differences in local farming and gardening around the globe.KenyaIn the country of Kenya in Africa, there is no time for leisurely gardening.With scarce water, Kenya’s crops are grown strictly for livestock, profit, and community food. Many of the crops that are grown today in Kenya are foreign-introduced crops such as ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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,”...
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