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North America’s Galapagos: 5 outdoor adventures on California’s Santa Cruz Island
North America’s Galapagos: 5 outdoor adventures on California’s Santa Cruz Island

HOME TO ONE OF THE LARGEST CONCENTRATIONS OF BLUE WHALES ON THE PLANET, one of the world’s smallest foxes, and the only major breeding population of California brown pelicans, California’s Channel Islands National Park is considered the Galapagos of North America. Santa Cruz Island, the largest of the volcanic archipelago, sits just over 20 miles from the Santa Barbara coastline and any visit to the Central Coast should include a detour to this dramatic wildlife sanctuary.

11 differences between a normal friend and an Indian friend
11 differences between a normal friend and an Indian friend

1.When a normal friend says she’ll be over at 10am, she’ll be over at 10am.An Indian friend says she’ll be over at 10am and turns up closer to 11:30.2.A normal friend will ask you to split the restaurant bill with him.An Indian friend will pay the whole bill, or ask you to pay the whole bill. The second option is more likely to happen.

17 signs you grew up in Georgia in the ’90s
17 signs you grew up in Georgia in the ’90s

1. You went to Rock Eagle and found a penguin.2. Childhood accomplishments were celebrated by a Mister Misty at the DQ.3. You wore camo to school. And it was cool.4. Larry Munson’s voice gives you chills.5. A trip below the gnat line is prefaced by a bulk purchase of Skin So Soft.6. You wanted either Chipper Jones or his rookie card.

Valentine's Weekend in Asheville: 20 Romantic Things to Do
Valentine's Weekend in Asheville: 20 Romantic Things to Do

What to do on romantic Valentine& 39;s Day and week 2020 in Asheville and the beautiful North Carolina mountains? Whether you are looking for a getaway of pampering and relaxation or adventure and exploration, you& 39;ll find plenty of things to do! Make reservations well in advance. Or get better deals during the week.

12 things your Mexican mom does better than anyone else in the world
12 things your Mexican mom does better than anyone else in the world

1. Sopa aguadaEven when bottomless plates of soup were a definite part of your childhood nightmares, you must accept that your mom makes the best soup in the whole wide world and there’s no discussion about that.2. Calling you names depending on her moodM’hijito: peace and harmony reign the world.M’hijo: all good, could be better.

8 ways Vietnam welcomes gay travelers
8 ways Vietnam welcomes gay travelers

1. There are serious laws in place to protect citizens with HIV.In January 2006, the government passed laws to protect citizens infected with HIV/AIDS from discrimination. It is regarded as one of the strongest pieces of AIDS legislation in the world. There’s also no mention of gays as a risk group for HIV and AIDS (unlike in many Western countries) and under this new law it is a “Prohibited Act” to refuse to provide medical examination or treatment to a patient for knowing or suspecting that such person is infected with HIV.

14 signs you grew up celebrating the holidays in France
14 signs you grew up celebrating the holidays in France

1.You’ve watched so many reruns of Astérix on M6 on Christmas eve that you can now give a perfect rendition of “Le lion de Cléopatre” in the lion’s voice.2.On Christmas eve, you put your slippers at the foot of the tree before going to bed in the hopes of finding chocolate “turds” in them in the morning.

6 things I stopped giving a sh*t about after teaching English abroad
6 things I stopped giving a sh*t about after teaching English abroad

1. Having all the answers.I remember how my belly twisted and turned when a student asked me to explain the different clauses and why there were so many. It was my first week and my first time I was in the teacher’s spotlight — the person who is meant to know all the answers. My mind was a black hole.

25 signs you were born and raised in India
25 signs you were born and raised in India

1. You are a grown adult and there is a heavy, uncomfortable silence in the room when you’re watching television with your parents and ads for condoms or sanitary pads come up.2. You still feel like a traitor because you weren’t aware of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s collision with Bangladeshi pacer Mustafizur Rahman during the first ODI of the three-match cricket series.

7 ways to cope with depression while traveling
7 ways to cope with depression while traveling

Depression can be chronic or situational; both are characterized by long periods of lethargy and lack of ability to find pleasure, and depression will affect 1 in 6 people throughout the course of their lives. Having depression doesn’t mean that you can’t travel, although it might mean that you have to be more cautious or kind in the ways you do it.

Lake Toxaway
Lake Toxaway

Rainbow Falls(3 miles round-trip, moderate) This majestic 150-ft. waterfall in the Pisgah National Forest can be reached via a hiking trail from Gorges State Park. Enjoy the falls safely on a boulder at its base or at the top. A little upstream is Turtleback Falls, a cool summer swimming hole.Bee-to-Honey Farm ToursThis unique hands-on tour of Killer Bees Honey Farm above Pisgah National Forest includes putting on a bee suit, pouring your own honey and a delicious honey tasting and pairing.

Elope Asheville
Elope Asheville

Get married on your own terms with Asheville& 39;s most experienced intimate destination wedding planning service. They have helped thousands of couples to plan intimate, romantic and memorable weddings in and around the Asheville area since 2010. Whether it& 39;s just the two of you, or an intimate gathering of up to 30 family and friends in a breathtaking location, they will find an option to suit your needs.