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Lighthouses of the National Wildlife Refuge System

By Bill O’Brian For Americans who love lighthouses – and their numbers are legion – National Lighthouse Day on Sunday, August 7, is a chance to celebrate. One good place to do that is on a national wildlife refuge. More than two dozen lighthouses stand today on or near national wildlife refuges,…

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US National Parks 100-Year Anniversary Postage Stamps

A U.S. National Park’s 100th Anniversary Forever Stamps Gallery In honor of this important milestone, the USPS is issuing 16 commemorative stamps picturing various US National Park photographs and paintings. Other National Park Forever Stamps previewed to date include Acadia National Park and Arches National Park, Assateague Island National Seashore…

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France’s World Heritage Sites

France is proud to have dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites within its borders Canal du Midi Visit time : 2 to 4 days. The Canal du Midi, completed during the reign of Louis XIV, is extraordinary in its scope, representing one of the major works of civil engineering. Its…


Airstream: 80 Years of the Silver Bullet

America’s World Traveler: Airstream A Gallery of Ancient Airstream Photos From a new book published by Motorbooks This photo, found in the Airstream corporate archives, depicts an early Airstream trailer, probably circa 1933. Although the man is not identified, it appears to be Wally Byam. The early Airstream trailers used…

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