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The Fallen: A D-Day Memorial Art Installation

Photo Credit: Sandinyoureye In September of 2013, U.K. artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss created a haunting gesture of remembrance on the beaches of Normandy. With the help of volunteers numbering in the hundreds, 9,000 silhouettes were stenciled into the sands of the D-Day invasion beachheads. The undertaking was called “The Fallen”, and it…

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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 Venice, Italy

Even in Italy, a nation filled with wonders from antiquity, Venice stands out as a city that defies time. Still, global travelers who make the pilgrimage to this UNESCO World Heritage city are often unaware of the mysteries, milestones and curiosities that compose the Venetian fabric. Here are seven little-known facts about Venice, starting with…

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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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