7 Things You Didn’t Know About Yosemite National Park

Situated within driving distance of both Los Angeles and San Francisco, Yosemite National Park has inspired superlatives for decades. Early American visitors running the gamut from mid-1800s explorers to naturalist John Muir found plenty to love there. As home to stunning waterfalls, sheer granite cliffs and abundant meadows tucked within the High Sierra, Yosemite still

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872, signed into law by Ulysses S. Grant. With miles of backcountry trails and hidden hot springs and waterfalls, it’s a land of majesty and mystery, where bison still roam and Old Faithful still erupts on schedule. Yet beyond this, many details about Yellowstone aren’t commonly known,

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Great Barrier Reef

Hugging Australia’s northeastern coast like a necklace, the Great Barrier Reef stretches some 1,400-plus miles brimming with marine diversity; it’s the largest coral reef system in the world. You don’t have to travel halfway around the world to discover some of the reef’s secrets and surprises. Here are seven surprising facts. The first European to

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About The California Gold Rush

Gold! The California Gold Rush conjures images of grizzled prospectors with pickaxes, booming cities that sprouted from nothing, and pans where swirling dirt dissolves into sparkling riches. Even if you’re not heading to the hills anytime soon, it’s always fun to mine factual nuggets from history. Here are seven little-known facts about the Gold Rush

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