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Exploring Indigenous Hawaiian Heritage

When traveling to national parks and other sunset-soaked paradises on the Hawaiian islands, you are also visiting the ancestral lands of the Native Hawaiian people. We have created a guide to help you feel prepared exploring Native and Indigenous Hawaiian heritage during your next visit to Hawai’i. The Native Hawaiian communities are still very much tied to the land and waters of this area, and you can create a positive experience for both yourself and these communities by visiting with gratitude and respect – prepared to learn about the local cultures and histories.

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Best Audiobooks for Road Trips

Listen up! Road trips are a great time to catch up on some light reading, or in this case, listening! The best audiobooks for road trips are the ones that immerse you in the landscape and local culture of the region you’re traversing.

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Outdoor Date Ideas

Dating can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be! During these outdoor date ideas, you can enjoy nature while getting to know each other better. From basic outings to action-packed adventures, there’s something on this list for every kind of couple.

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Bear Country Safety

I’ve seen wild bears a few times in my life. When I was a kid growing up in central Pennsylvania, bears would sometimes wander into town from the surrounding Appalachian mountains in search of food. Most recently, I stumbled upon one in someone’s front yard in Asheville, North Carolina. While bears are incredible creatures, encounters aren’t generally desirable. Bear safety is as much a human problem as a bear problem.

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Places to Visit in Winter in the US

Whether you’re looking for a winter wonderland or a warm escape, these are best places to visit in winter in the US! Snow-capped mountains, cozy chalets and secluded beaches are all accessible year-round but especially enjoyable during the colder months. Wherever you’re headed, but sure to plan for the weather in your dream winter destination.

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New River Gorge National Park: “Still Has That New Park Smell”

Not many national parks can say they offer a stroll along the belly of an 800-foot tall bridge as one of their main attractions, but New River Gorge National Park in West Virginia can. Whether you’re testing your wits with a clipped-in adventure on the catwalk of the New River Gorge Bridge or paddling the raging rapids of the New River below, you’re sure to have the adventure of a lifetime in New River Gorge National Park.

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12 of the Best National Monuments in the Western US

The national monuments in the West help preserve Indigenous heritage, coastal ecosystems, the prehistoric past, and other sites of historical and cultural significance. From fossils and fjords to craters and cliff dwellings, you can see many beautiful places and learn incredible history at the national monuments in the western United States.

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