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What is it about looking behind that allows us to appreciate what we have?
Looking back at my travel photos from 2018, I find I have a lot to be grateful for. I backpacked into the Olympic Mountains where waterfalls poured from the cliffs. A road trip took me to the incredible desert caves and fossil beds of central Oregon. Nature offered sightings of breaching orcas, feasting eagles and one hungry black bear. I stayed in campsites, cabins and historic lodges, beside the ocean, in the mountains and among the high desert sage. By the end, I had visited all 7 Wonders of Oregon and our very best state parks. Full Article
You can frolic with bunnies, deer, pigs and more...
Whether you’re a bird nerd or a crazy cat person, there’s a destination with a high concentration of your favorite animal beckoning you to visit. Maybe your newest bucket list addition will be the Instagram-perfect island in Aruba teeming with friendly flamingos making you mourn the passing of Millennial Pink. Perhaps it’ll be the wild horses off the coast of Maryland, compelling you to play the Rolling Stones on repeat. Full Article
In addition to these stunning islands to see, you can locally visit Naushon Island, part of the Elizabeth Islands, seven miles (11 km) long, just off (SW of) Cape Cod, and four statute miles (6 km) NW of Martha's Vineyard. From 1750 to 1930, Naushon supported a flock of sheep numbering from 1000-2000 head, as well as cattle, horses, goats and other assorted animals. Today you will see cattle basking in the ocean, many travel to just take in the beautiful view and see what animals they will see.