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Bicycling Vancouver’s Stanley Park Seawall Trail


Just one word, “magnificent,” summarizes this nearly nine kilometer ride around the coastal periphery of lovely Stanley Park. You pass Coal Harbour, Brockton Point, Burrard Inlet, First Narrows (Lions Gate), English Bay, Lost Lagoon, and several beaches during this remarkable … Continue reading

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The UK’s ten busiest national parks


Below is the list of the ten busiest (most visitors) national parks in the United Kingdom. This data would include national  parks in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland (none currently designated there). 1.     Lake District (designated in 1951) – 14.8 … Continue reading

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The scenic beauty of Detroit


Think Detroit is just an industrial wasteland? Think again, folks – here are a few photos that show the scenic (and softer) side of this great city. Enjoy!

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Dialing up a sunny urban park in Redding, California


At the end of the post are some photos from our visit Monday evening to the inspiring Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay Exploration Park in beautiful Redding, California. What a terrific urban park setting along both sides of the magnificent and … Continue reading

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Adding grace to place


Below are listed sixteen sweet ideas for adding grace to a place. Some of these ideas may sound like simple steps, but I am always amazed how few American communities actually employ them on a regular basis as a way of gracing … Continue reading

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America’s best modern city park


One could probably debate all day long about which historic city park is best in the United States. Top contenders would certainly include the Boston Common, Central Park in New York City, Grant Park in Chicago, and Forest Park in … Continue reading

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