Virgin Gorda, BVI: Travel Guide

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The British Virgin Islands have been nicknamed "nature’s little secrets" and Virgin Gorda exemplifies this title perfectly. Virgin Gorda, BVI’s third largest island, is the quintessential island getaway. This idyllic island is home to protected nature sanctuaries, amazing national parks, and beautiful unspoiled and uncrowded beaches.

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The Valley and Spanish Town

Explore the rugged trails of Gorda Peak or 99 Steps, learn about the history that brought this island where it is, or soak up some of Virgin Gorda's remote beaches. The spectacular landscape, turquoise waters and coral reefs, and unforgettable people make Virgin Gorda an idyllic island getaway that is sure to captivate visitors at every turn.

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. 


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