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Gave me a good laugh this morning

Yellowstone National Park Concerned About Competing ‘Yello-Stone Natural Park’ Built Right Across Street “It’s a free country. You can build a park wherever you want,” Zeller said. “We’re just giving the people what they want—high- elevation alpine lakes, face-painting for … Continue reading

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Americans not using all their vacation days

I can singly attest that I am guilty of doing this. My first year on the job I thought it was wrong as a new employee to take off all 10 of my vacation days, so I took 5 and … Continue reading

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America, the “no-vacation nation”

I called it two entries ago. Americans aren’t taking enough vacation to have a satisfying, fulfilling life. According to a CNN story, America is the only industrialized nation that doesn’t guarantee its workers annual leave. In fact, employers in the … Continue reading

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New survey shows Americans thoughts on the outdoors

Nestle Waters North America Inc. conducted a “Better Things in Life” survey and released its findings today. They found that 95 percent of Americans consider spending time in nature among the best things life has to offer.  Ninety-eight percent of … Continue reading

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National Park Service Advisory

National Park Service Advisory April 14, 2011 5:59 p.m. EDT The United States government has extended the national budget deadline until 11:59 p.m. EDT, Thursday, April 14th. If a budget agreement cannot be reached, a government shutdown could occur. Xanterra is … Continue reading

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Cool photo

Found this cool photo today from the L.A. Times showcasing Horsetail Falls at Yosemite National Park. Thought you might find it cool too. Just shows that you need to be in the right place at the right time to sometimes … Continue reading

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New, helpful travel websites I found

http://www.wanderfly.com/ This website is great if you’re planning a vacation. You tell it what city you’re leaving from, what your travel budget is, when you want to go, for how many days and what you would like to explore or … Continue reading

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Boulder, Colorado

Now, this has nothing to do with bed and breakfasts or national parks, but because I’m totally biased after living there for four years in college… this is a must post.  It’s outdoorsy enough that we can pretend to put … Continue reading

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A lifetime goal

Six months ago I made myself a goal, a lifetime goal really, to see all 58 National Parks. I’ve only been to a handful, the Grand Canyon I don’t remember at all having only been about two. But I thought … Continue reading

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