Suzanne Downing

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Travel Texas: 5 Things to Do on South Padre Island

If you’re visiting South Padre Island, between the beach, wildlife and activity opportunities, there is plenty to keep you busy  When you think of Texas, you probably picture vast amounts of land filled with farms and ranches. After all, there are more than 120 million…

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How to Choose Sunglasses for Outdoor Water Adventures

Going well beyond fit, factors such as UV protection and polarization should be considered when choosing sunglasses for water activities You probably already know that the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation can wreak havoc on your eyes if you don’t protect them while you’re outside adventuring.…

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3 Easy Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a place of wonder. With hydrothermal and geological features — some unlike anywhere else on earth — visitors have been drawn to Yellowstone for nearly 150 years since it became designated as the first U.S. National Park in 1872. In 2020…

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10 tips for Staying in a U.S. Forest Service Cabin

Across the United States, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) provides hundreds of cabins that are available for rent. During the early 1900s, workers in the Civilian Conservation Corps built the majority of these rustic log cabin structures for seasonal forestry staff and forest rangers to…

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