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Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

A Complete Guide To The Mythical History Of Westeros

Long before the events of <i>Game of Thrones</i> and George R. R. Martin’s fantasy books, Westeros was home to magic and strange, sinister creatures. We’ve …

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12 Reasons Why Vancouver Is the Place to Be

<i>Why is Vancouver considered as one of the best cities in the world despite being one of the most expensive?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook,</i> …

Thermacell's Lantern Drives Away Bugs

If you love camping, you hate bugs. Driving them away is largely the focus of camping technology from mosquito nets to deet. But driving away bugs …

British Columbia, Two Ways

Do you remember the movie <i>Sliding Doors</i>? In it, Gwyneth Paltrow plays a character whose destiny depends on whether she catches or misses a train. As viewers, we get to watch her life unfold twice as she experiences the outcome of each scenario. It’s a fascinating concept; too bad the one person …

President Obama, Let's Make History! Create Our 402nd National Park and Chicago's First at Pullman

Labor Day isn't just a day for barbecues and being with family and friends. The holiday has ties to the South Side of Chicago in the Pullman neighborhood -- a place with deep roots in the labor and civil rights movement and one that may soon become our 402nd national park site.<p>Traveling back in …

The 13 Best Craft Beers To Serve At Your Wedding

One of the best parts of a wedding -- at least according to guests -- is, of course, the bar. From signature cocktails to specialty wines, more and more couples are creating bar menus that showcase their personalities, and guests reap the benefits.<p>But not everyone wants a sugary cocktail or the …

Your Old Phone Could Help Eavesdrop on Illegal Rainforest Loggers

How do you catch a logger in the dense, remote rainforest? For a long time, the answer has been satellites, which may sound high-tech, but actually …

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