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Apr

21

From 405 Magazine: The Magic and Majesty of Iceland Waterfalls, geysers, geothermal wonders and more

As we wound along Iceland’s otherworldly Snaefellsnes Peninsula toward the National Park of the same name, Gus, our tour guide and local native, explained, “In Iceland’s countryside, you might find yourself on a remote, straight road – and for no reason and for only a moment, the road will bend.” Snaefellsnes, located on Iceland’s rugged [...]

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Mar

24

From Communities Digital News: Louisiana Adventure at Fontainebleau State Park

  Mandeville, Louisiana – As we pulled into Fontainebleau State Park located on the north shore of Louisiana’s famed Lake Pontchartrain, it was silent, still and impossibly dark. By day, the ten-minute drive from the park’s entrance to its renowned and recently renovated over-the-water lakefront cabins is a beautiful one highlighted by lake views, tangled wood and moss-draped [...]

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Feb

10

From Vagabondish.com: How I Fell in Love with Turtle Island in Fiji in Just Five Days

Recently I spent five days with my fiancé in Fiji at the all-inclusive Turtle Island Resort, a privately owned island in The Yasawa Island chain. My experience at Turtle Island, from its spacious Grand Bures, complete with personal attendant, known there as a “Bure Mama” to its ingratiating, multi-talented staff and fourteen private beaches can best [...]

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Feb

10

From Communities Digital News: YurtSki: A No-Tech Journey into Montana’s Winter Backcountry

MISSOULA, MT,  Jan. 29, 2016 –  “If you want, you can wear this,” said Carl Sievers, owner of YurtSki, handing me a slick black helmet with a pair of goggles attached. My reflection in the goggles seemed stretched, almost putty-like as though I was a monster in a kid’s show; the kind of creature who despite [...]

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Jan

11

the harrowing tale of a horse’s rear end: Life on the farm

When the rubber glove had finally been unrolled, it stretched two feet long, roughly the distance from the doctor’s fingertips to her shoulder. She and two others stood sternly at the horse’s rear end, scratching their chins and throwing around words combos like “vulva” and “inflamed urethra” like two drunk guys discussing football stats. The [...]

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