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Top 4 Things to See and Do in Cairns, Australia

koala in a tree at kuranda koala gardens

When travelers think of Australia, the three sights that come to mind are probably Sydney Harbour, Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock), and the Great Barrier Reef. Anyone who wants to see the reef will travel through Cairns (pronounced more like “Cans”).  While many people only pass through on their …

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Gimmie some MORA

One of my favorite places in the entire world is Mount Rainier National Park (MORA). I was fortunate to receive an internship through the Geological Society of America’s GeoCorps program and worked on a water quality project monitoring backcountry alpine lakes. This was a time in my life where every …

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On Into the North Country

Pamela travel group

[APRIL 1973] After some too many months working to get back out on the road, I met some skiers who were climbers and mountaineers, readying themselves to journey up to Alaska to do some climbing in the Denali region, known as McKinley National Park. Although I was still very much …

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