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BP Oil Spill: Alabama’s Gulf Shores One Year Later

A year after Alabama’s Gulf Shores was visited by the worst accidental oil spill in U.S. history, locals say the coast is now clear. Case closed?
Story and photos by Lisa Singh
Peering through a pair of MacArthur aviator shades,…

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The Charms of Hilton Head Are All Outdoors

Story and photos by Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Is it possible to go to Hilton Head and not play one of the islands 24 golf courses?
Yes, and you can still have a fantastic trip.
While still a popular golf vacation spot,…

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Family Fun in the OC Without the Mouse

Story and photos by Clint Williams
Orange County in Southern California is a place you don’t know much about and that’s too bad. Los Angeles County to the north has, well, Los Angeles and all the cultural icons associated with…

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Well Traveled – Man Meets Nature at Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies

Story and photos by Ken Irving
Two thousand feet above the valley floor, my right foot grips a quarter-inch ledge above nine pitches of exposed vertical rock. My left foot searches the hard grey wall for a blemish, anything to…

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Southern Hodgepodge of Activities and Sites Keep the Ozarks Interesting

Story and photos by Bobby L. Hickman
Whether you want to spend some time with Mother Nature or just drive through the mountains and investigate the view your windshield offers, the Arkansas Ozarks will appeal to many, especially those who…

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The Capital With Kids – Part 2

By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Vacations with kids can be mellow, like a walk along a nature path. Or they can be packed with one adventure after another.
In Washington, D.C. vacations can be both. And if you have older kids, you…

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Never Boring in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
The tiny flashlight was pointed downward as I deftly negotiated the dirt and pebble-strewn path toward the hot springs. But my eyes kept drifting high above the trees, at a mesmerizing sky ablaze with…

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Lake Tahoe’s Small Towns Grab You and Don’t Let Go

Story and photos by Lynn DeBruin
After more than a week on the road, I quickly realize the most profound statements during my trip have come from a barely-20 year-old busboy standing on the water’s edge at the Sunnyside Lodge.…

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Georgia’s Little Amazon Offers Long Quiet Stretch in Nature’s Midst

Story and photos by Bobby L. Hickman
“Where is everyone?” I asked our guide, Scott Taylor.
We’re two hours into a seven-mile paddle down the Altamaha River in south central Georgia on a clear August weekend morning, and we’ve only…

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Oil Spill Dwarfs Florida’s Other Environmental Problems

By Bill Steiden
Stand on the wood-planked city pier in the Gulf Coast island town of Anna Maria on a sunny spring afternoon and you’ll be dazzled. The water stretching before you shades from clear Caribbean blue to the deeper…

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