We thought we were mostly done with it. We thought that with three different COVID vaccines available in the U.S. for free, we would get mass “shots in arms” fairly quickly across the country. We fought polio, smallpox, rubella, measles, diphtheria, ...
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Will Travel Ever Be the Same?

We thought we were mostly done with it. We thought that with three different COVID vaccines available in the U.S. for free, we would get mass “shots in arms” fairly quickly across the country. We fought polio, smallpox, rubella, measles, diphtheria, and so many other diseases; wouldn’t this be the same? We thought people would return to semi-normal life with more gratitude, more...

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Loch Leven, Scotland: Mystery, History, Nature

When it comes to lochs in Scotland You may know a bit about Loch Ness and the many theories concerning its mysterious monster You likely have heard or sung or played the song about Loch Lomond Do you know about Loch Leven though? It is a place of nature and history, and there several songs to do with Loch Leven, as well. … and there are two lochs named Loch Leven, one near Kinross, and the...

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Northwest Highlands Geopark, Scotland

Northwest Highlands Geopark: a place where sea and mountain frame day to day community, where history, geology, exploration and wilderness meet. In case you might be thinking the word park means manmade attractions or well groomed garden hedges, that’s not what is happening in the Northwest Highlands Geopark. There are communities in the area — it is as the name would suggest, in the far...

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A Day Trip from Merida to Izamal, Mexico

After you’ve been to Chichen Itza and Uxmal, you might want to visit some other villages around Merida, Mexico. One such option is the yellow town of Izamal. Izamal lies 40 miles to the east of Merida. You have a few options to get out there – renting a car, public transportation, or a tour. I’d recommend renting a car. Tours can be expensive, and public transportation is really...

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Austin Rocks: Deep Eddy Pool

(Part of the Austin Rocks series of posts by a local about things to do and see in Austin, Texas) One of Austin’s most well-known delights is the spring-fed Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park. There is a nearby alternative, though, if you know where to look (and maybe you prefer a regular pool environment for swimming rather than the more natural rocks, aquatic plants, and fish in Barton...

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