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5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. — The history of Delaware’s largest city, Wilmington, stretches back to 1638, when a Swedish ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, landed with two dozen settlers. Today the area offers not only history but also contemporary art and nature walks along the riverfront. Many of these attract…

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Medicine Bow-Routt Forest offers tree permits

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are offering permits to cut Christmas trees at locations in Wyoming and Colorado.

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Mark Twain's town by the river a trip back in time

Mark Twain's town by the river a trip back in time

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Mark Twain only lived in Hannibal, Mo., for 13 years, but many of his most famous stories were inspired by this humble Midwestern city. A visit to Hannibal today, with its excellent museums, preserved historic sites and old-timey antiques shops, offers a way to appreciate the…

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Solvang, Calif.: Danish sweets and fine wine

Solvang, Calif.: Danish sweets and fine wine

SOLVANG, Calif. — As a Southern California native with a Danish dad and the tongue-twisting Danish name “Solvej,” I’ve always been asked, somewhat cheekily, “Hey! Do you know the town Solvang?”

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2nd scenic flight firm offers tours of Tetons

2nd scenic flight firm offers tours of Tetons

JACKSON, Wyo. — A second commercial operation has been permitted to conduct scenic air tours based out of the Jackson Hole Airport in Grand Teton National Park.

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5 free things to do and see in Baltimore

5 free things to do and see in Baltimore

NEW YORK — Baltimore on a budget? Easy as Edgar Allan Poe. His gravesite is one of a number of memorable places that can be visited around this historic city without spending a dime. Here are some details on paying your respects to the famed poet who penned “The Raven,” along with some other…

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Forest Service churns up old logging roads

GREAT FALLS — Hard-packed roads that were identified for removal in 2007 are now being churned up and restored to a natural state across Lewis and Clark National Forest, with the aim being improved vegetation growth and water flow.

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Halloween attractions up the scare factor

NEW YORK — Halloween seems to be getting scarier, with attractions going ever-more interactive and in-your-face.

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Oklahoma's Main Streets tell some unusual tales

Oklahoma's Main Streets tell some unusual tales

BOISE CITY, Okla. — Main Street is as American as baseball and apple pie. Classic Main Streets are a snapshot of traditional values, and they’ve kept communities across the United States alive, housing small businesses and institutions like schools, police stations, city halls, parks and new…

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Wyoming hired firms to market tourism

Wyoming hired firms to market tourism

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Office of Tourism has hired an Ohio public relations agency to help promote the state's tourism industry.

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High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

SEATTLE — Visitors to Seattle’s Space Needle are treated to a gorgeous view of this waterfront city when skies are clear and the sun is shining.

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Glacier National Park breaks attendance record

WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park has broken its record for most visitors in a single year. 

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Ghost towns of the Southwest

Ghost towns of the Southwest

DEATH VALLEY JUNCTION, Calif. — The Amargosa Hotel was once a hub of activity, the Spanish Colonial-style buildings filled with workers from the Pacific Coast Borax company.

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Yellowstone, Grand Teton consider fee increase

Yellowstone, Grand Teton consider fee increase

JACKSON, Wyo. — The National Park Service is considering raising entrance fees to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks by $5.

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Photographers: Rut, obstacles caused moose death

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife photographers say they aren't to blame for the death of a moose at a campground in Grand Teton National Park last week.

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Lady Bird's legacy lives on at wildflower center

Lady Bird's legacy lives on at wildflower center

AUSTIN, Texas — Visitors to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, can stroll along paths featuring colorful blooms abuzz with butterflies, relax while swinging under towering oaks, let their children play in a new family garden, get ideas for using native plants in their …

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Blueberry-fueled biking on Quebec's Route Verte

Blueberry-fueled biking on Quebec's Route Verte

ALMA, Quebec — I had wondered whether Lac-Saint-Jean, a two-day drive from home in Virginia to the edge of the Quebec wilderness, might prove to be a trip too far as a bicycling destination. A sublime moment on the lake’s Veloroute des Bleuets, the Blueberry Trail, put that question to rest.

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NPS approves Lamar Ranch improvement plan

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — The National Park Service has approved a plan to make infrastructure improvements at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park.

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2 Montana bison in exhibit at National Zoo

2 Montana bison in exhibit at National Zoo

GREAT FALLS — For 2,000 miles, two young cow bison rode in a horse trailer from near Malta to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., earlier this summer.

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Glacier sees record visitors in July, August

Glacier sees record visitors in July, August

WEST GLACIER — For the second month in a row, Glacier National Park has seen a record number of visitors.

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