Mount Monadnock: A Hike in Vivid Fall Foliage

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Rising out of the rolling hills of the Monadnock Region is Mount Mondadnock, a towering 3,165 ft bare-topped mountain. Stretching from its slopes to the rolling hills the encircle it are thousands of acres of rich, thick forest; who’s leaves in the fall turn to a magnitude of colors and create a landscape of poetic beauty. There is a reason Mount Monadnock is one of the most climbed mountains in the world, has a whole region was named after it, and was even featured in the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.



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Colorful foliage on the Lost Farm Trail.


Designated as a National Natural Landmark, almost the entirety of the mountain is encompassed within a collaboration of reserves. There is 40+ miles of trails that crisscross the mountain, with 6 trailheads leading to the summit; the most visited being from the Monadnock State Park. Although not exceptionally tall, the mountain hike is still relatively steep (with some bolder scrambling involved), providing a good workout for hiking experts and the less experienced alike. Once at the top the view overlooks dense forest, snaking rivers, and sparkling ponds, and on a clear day you can see as far as the Boston skyline to the southeast and Mount Washington in the north.


19 Must Try Foods: Dominican Republic

19 Must Try Foods: Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean country that is known for its beautiful beaches and tropical weather, but something far more enticing is its food. If you really want to get to know a country then you should start with its food, and the Dominican Republic is no different!


Though many of Dominican Republic’s recipes are unique, like many Latin American countries, the Dominican Republic cuisine is a mix of indigenous Taino, African, and Spanish culture. There is so much to taste and experience in this amazing country. Here are 19 foods from the Dominican Republic that you should try!

White Sands National Park: Travel Guide

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White Sands National Park rises from the heart of the Tularosa Basin with great wave-like dunes of white gypsum sand, engulfing 275 square miles of desert. The rolling dunes stretch out before its visitors as far as the eye can see forming the largest gypsum dune-field in the world. 

 

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Travel Guide


Carlsbad Caverns National Park offers breathtaking desert landscape, backcountry primitive recreation, and some of the most beautiful and largest cave systems in the United States. Below the park’s hiking trails and scenic overlooks sit more than 119 known caves, all formed from the surrounding limestone and all awaiting exploration. Of these caves, only a handful are open to the public – but they are world famous caverns offering spectacular views of the hidden world.

Gaudí Architecture

Gaudí Architecture


Antoni Gaudí was inspired by nature, a genius architect, a creative artist, and far ahead of his time. He made his mark on the world never-before-seen building systems that were as brilliant as they were unique. For 43 years Gaudí would make unprecedented and symbolic buildings that would define the streets of Barcelona.


Barcelona: Travel Guide

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Barcelona covers it all, from the historic alleyways of the gothic Quarter to the bizarre and colorful architecture of Antoni Gaudí. With its cosmopolitan feel, relaxed pace of life, unbeatable climate, breathtaking architecture, and fantastic food, it is a city that has everything. Barcelona really might be the most perfect city in the world. It is no wonder it is one of the most visited cities on the planet and gains a spot on almost everyone’s itineraries.


Where Can U.S. Tourists Travel?

Where Can U.S. Tourists Travel?


For Americans eager to continue their traveling outside of the States, there are a number of countries that have opened their borders to U.S. citizens.


With the number of corona cases in the United States  going down and the number of vaccinations going up, many countries are no longer flat out saying 'No' to American tourists.  Many of those that had closed their borders have recently reopened, though still with  restrictions and requirements.  Although many are allowing unvaccinated tourist into their country, they are doing so with greater restrictions than their vaccinated counterparts.


Additionally, the State Department categorizes most nations as Level 3, or "reconsider travel." 
As of January 26, all airline passengers to the United States must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure.
 

Whether travel to "open" destinations is responsible or advisable is up to individuals to decide. 
For those who do choose to travel, it is strongly encouraged to check local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19 before departure - as things are continually changing. 
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