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Arches National Park

The Windows Arches National Park is an Utah icon, to the point where the Delicate Arch situated within the park is the inspiration for the artwork on the over 2 million license plates issued in the state. While Arches is the third most visited park among southern Utah's big five and ranks 17th in annual… Continue reading Arches National Park

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The Magic Returns: The 133rd Tournament of Roses

The Cal Poly Universities float: the cow figures out how to jump over the moon After a hiatus that was precedented only four times before due to World War II in the over 130 years of the Tournament of Roses, in a hopeful sign of normalcy, the Rose Parade has returned to Pasadena, California. This… Continue reading The Magic Returns: The 133rd Tournament of Roses

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Fun, Fabulous, and Free London Museums

Natural History Museum from Exhibition Road London is famous for having some amazing museums with extensive collections. From art and history to science and anthropology, there are museums to satisfy many a curiosity. We visited two spectacular public museums during our stay in London: For the science lovers, we explored the Natural History Museum. To… Continue reading Fun, Fabulous, and Free London Museums

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Historic Parks of Lincoln County, New Mexico

After two full days spent exploring our national parks and monuments with many miles of driving, we kept the Thursday before leaving for Flagstaff 'local.' We used the day as a low-key rest day, but one with visits to the surrounding villages and their historic sites. Smokey Bear Historical Park Our first stop was to… Continue reading Historic Parks of Lincoln County, New Mexico