North America

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North America: The Bucket List

Our chariot (Roberta Sotonoff)

Exploring Custer State Park, South Dakota

Custer State Park is big - 71,000 acres big. And, it's beautiful which is probably why it became a backdrop for films like "A Man Called Horse" and "Dances With Wolves." Winding roads pass lakes, lodges and lots of animals like bison and pronghorn antelope - which have horns like ...
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It's almost impossible to capture bioluminescence on camera, but this gives you an idea. Credit: Florida's Space Coast/Florida Today.

Kayaking in Bioluminescence on Florida’s Space Coast

The hulking, witchy-armed mangroves engulfed me in such solitude and deep darkness that I had the fleeting thought I should be apprehensive  -- out there in a solo kayak in the middle of the night with no one else in sight. But the magical liquid light show around me immersed ...
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Early Season Skiing at Killington, Vermont

Sometimes it's the ritual that matters. Vermont's Killington Ski Area is one of the East's iconic ski areas, and it makes a point of having the longest season in the East, as well as being among the first, if not THE first, to open every year. To be honest, that first day ...
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Daytime Christmas scenery at the Opryland (Photo credit: MCArnott)

Spending Christmas at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee

Streams of lights fall like incandescent snowflakes, characters of children’s books and cartoons hang from small-scale hot-air balloons and parachutes. Only Santa can bring more excitement at the Opryland Hotel! You might not deck your halls before December, but Opryland does. It takes months to hang 180 miles of strings with ...
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