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Great Southern Food: Where You Should Eat on Mount Pleasant near Charleston, South Carolina
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Great Southern Food: Where You Should Eat on Mount Pleasant near Charleston, South Carolina

South Carolina’s Lowcountry is legendary for its food. Many flock to Charleston for it. Just a few minutes outside of this fabulous city are other smaller towns where you can find southern cuisine to tantalize your taste buds. Good Dose of Southern Cookin’ On a recent trip to visit my friend Wendy and her family, … Continue reading

Zeal Optics Nucla Plant-Based Sunglasses Blend Performance and Style
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Zeal Optics Nucla Plant-Based Sunglasses Blend Performance and Style

If you want a pair of performance shades with a stylish look, the Zeal Optics Nucla ($149.00) are it. The polarized sunglasses come in black, plum, tortoise, and ocean. I got the color Ocean with Horizon Blue lens. While trekking to Everest Base, I became a mega fan of these shades. I didn’t have to … Continue reading

How to Spend an Hour at Scotts Bluff National Monument
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How to Spend an Hour at Scotts Bluff National Monument

From a distance Scotts Bluff National Monument is impressive. It towers above the surrounding plains and is 800 feet above the North Platte River. The enormous bluff has been a prairie pathway landmark for at least 10,000 years first for indigenous people and then for pioneers on the Oregon Trail during America’s westward expansion. The … Continue reading

Car Art and Roadside Attraction:  Carhenge is America’s Stonehenge
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Car Art and Roadside Attraction: Carhenge is America’s Stonehenge

This ranks up there with the quirkiest roadside attractions I’ve visited. It’s a weird and fascinating display of car art off the beaten path. Take a detour north off of I-80 to the tiny town of Alliance in northwest Nebraska. Why? To see a replica of Stonehenge in England, which I visited last November. The … Continue reading

Watching World’s Largest Sandhill Crane Migration is Epic Birding in Nebraska
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Watching World’s Largest Sandhill Crane Migration is Epic Birding in Nebraska

Every spring over a million sandhill cranes swoop down on Central Nebraska. It’s the world’s largest sandhill crane migration and one of the last great animal migration on earth The nearly 150-mile stretch of Grand Island-Kearney-North Platte is called the Nebraska Flyway as cranes travel north from their winter homes in places like Texas and … Continue reading