Deborah Messa

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The Week in Review: Riots in Baltimore

Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, was arrested by the Baltimore police on April 12, 2015, on a weapons charge and died one week later from a severe injury to his spinal chord.<p>Gray’s death was ruled a homicide on Friday and the six officers involved in his arrest were charged in the case. While …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region

Soon enough, goslings will be hatching!<p>Video: Canada geese with goslings by USFWS.

Finding Cheap Flights 101

I've been traveling pretty intensely for many years. When I had a full time entertainment job with minimal pay, I took at least twice monthly weekend trips and bi-annual overseas trips. When I had a more remote job, I roamed for long periods of time. As a result, when I catch up with friends who …

A Picture Postcard From Kerala, India

For Sam and me, Kerala is the jewel in India's crown: quiet, relatively clean, filled with color and contrast. It is thought that apostle Thomas arrived in Kerala and founded seven churches around 53 AD.<p>For Sam and me, Kerala is the jewel in India's crown: quiet, relatively clean, filled with color …

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The 44 best restaurants in America

We combined five noteworthy lists compiled by food critics, experts, and diners to come up with a definitive ranking of the best restaurants in the country.<p>We gave each restaurant a numerical rating based on how many lists the restaurant appeared on and how high it appeared on lists that were …

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Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

One of our very favorite photo contests has just kicked off! The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest brings out the most breathtaking shots in travel photography. This year, the prizes are really exciting! The grand prize winner will receive an eight day National Geographic Photo …

Volcano Eruptions, A Pocket Shark, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Pictures of the Week 4.24.15

Charleston Celebrates Its Culinary Clout

Photo by Andrew Cebulka<p>For ten years now Charleston has been holding an annual Wine + Food Festival that has become one of the stellar events of the springtime and one that brings a great number of visitors and millions of dollars to the city. I've been delighted to have attended most years' …

The Quest for the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich in America: Found At Eli's Table, Charleston, S.C.!

Those who know me well also know that there are two things I like to eat most - bacon in any form and grilled cheese sandwiches. It doesn't matter where I go, I order one or both of these yummy food treats. I've had bacon in countries where bacon is not considered a food to even ask for.<p>As an …

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Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced

Hubble Space Telescope

26 of LIFE's Best Animal Covers

February 8, 1937 LIFE Magazine cover (photo by Charles J. Belden).<br>LIFE Magazine<p>1 of 26<p>As magazine titles go, LIFE is perhaps the most …

Hike Iceland's Tallest Waterfall

The hike to scenic Glymur with a cascade of 196 meters is approximately 7.5km roundtrip with an elevation gain of 245m. Along the hike, there are tunnels and caves to check out, so be sure to bring your camera.<p>By: <i>Eric Bennett</i>, an Explorer for <i>The Outbound Collective</i>.<p>The hike to scenic Glymur with a …


9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 …

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Pictures of the Week 3.19.15


A Lucky Photograph of the Solar Eclipse

Beautiful photo compositions generally require a keen eye and a quick shutter finger, but sometimes luck plays a huge role as well. That’s what …

6 Stand-Out National Wildlife Refuges

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>America’s national parks get plenty of laudatory ink, but what about its wildlife refuges?<p>As the name suggests, these wild sanctuaries were created to safeguard the habitats native animals need to survive and thrive in an ever developing world. Together, they protect 150 …

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Man Arrested for Alleged Murder of 'Food Network Star' Contestant Cristie Schoen Codd

A man has been arrested and charged with murdering a former <i>Food Network Star</i> contestant and her husband. According to Fox Carolina, 38-year-old Cristie Schoen Codd — who was five months pregnant — and her husband 45-year-old Joseph Codd were reported missing by family members on Sunday.<p>Police found …

10 Genius Ways to Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Even the tiniest leftover scraps are enough to finish one of these DIY projects.<p>Even the tiniest leftover scraps are enough to finish one of these DIY projects. This article originally appeared on

APOD: Inside the Coma Cluster of Galaxies (2015 Mar 01) Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); Acknowledgment: D. Carter (LJMU), Coma HST ACS Treasury Team Explanation: Almost every object in the above photograph is a galaxy. The Coma Cluster of Galaxies pictured above is one of the densest clusters known - it contains thousands of galaxies. Each of these galaxies houses billions of stars - just as our own Milky Way Galaxy does. Although nearby when compared to most other clusters, light from the Coma Cluster still takes hundreds of millions of years to reach us. In fact, the Coma Cluster is so big it takes light millions of years just to go from one side to the other! The above mosaic of images of a small portion of Coma was taken in unprecedented detail in 2006 by the Hubble Space Telescope to investigate how galaxies in rich clusters form and evolve. Most galaxies in Coma and other clusters are ellipticals, although some imaged here are clearly spirals. The spiral galaxy on the upper left of the above image can also be found as one of the bluer galaxies on the upper left of this wider field image. In the background thousands of unrelated galaxies are visible far across the universe. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page #APOD

Pictures of the Week 2.5.15

TransAsia pilots hailed as heroes after narrowly avoiding buildings

Stories of survival and heroism have emerged in the aftermath of the TransAsia Airways crash on Wednesday that left at least 32 people dead and 11 …


7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

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Pictures of the Week 1.29.15


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9 Cheap Ways to Make Your Bathroom Feel Luxurious

Create your own spa-like oasis without spending a fortune.<p><b>1. Think fluffy</b><p>If you're going to splurge <i>anywhere</i> in your bathroom, update your towels and bath rug first. A soft, fluffy, neutral-colored towel goes a long way if you're trying to turn your basic bathroom into a spa-like oasis. Not sure …

10 Underrated National Parks In America

Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a spot on your bucket list.<p><i>By Caitlin Morton, Condᅢᄅ Nast Traveler</i><p>Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a …

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3 Breakfast Rules to Follow to Lose Weight

Now that the New Year is solidly here, many of us are resolving to eat better, move more, and lose weight. One of the best ways to do this—and make …

31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far …