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The Great Salt Lake, Utah

Beyond the Great Lakes that surround my native Michigan, the next largest lake in the United States is the Great Salt Lake in northern Utah. Although the lakes of both states share similarly impressive surface areas they are incredibly different in … Continue reading

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The Least-Visited National Parks in America’s Lower 48 (and why you should visit them) Part 2

Last week I presented “The Least-Visited National Parks in America’s Lower 48 (and why you should visit them).” I later realized that most people focus on the “most” or “least” of something, and that often leaves out the “next most” … Continue reading

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The Least-Visited National Parks in America’s Lower 48 (and why you should visit them) Part 1

Although the United States has over 400 locations administered by the National Park Service, there are only 59 that are official “national parks.” Of these 47 are located in the lower 48 states and are relatively accessible. Most people know … Continue reading

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Grand Teton National Park

Just south of Yellowstone National Park in northwest Wyoming is one of the most exquisitely beautiful locations in the entire United States. Here serene waters, thick forests, and lush meadows provide a haven for a vast amount of wildlife, all … Continue reading

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Rainbow parrotfish

Although they’re an uncommon and near-threatened species, rainbow parrotfish (Perciformes: Scaridae: Scarus guacamaia) have a relatively wide distribution. These large, colorful fish can be found all the way from Bermuda to Argentina in the western Atlantic. Adults primarily inhabit coral reefs … Continue reading

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Serious seafood

As a midwesterner I’ve always been almost completely ignorant of seafood. I’ve had some decent Great Lakes fish and some good imported salmon, but the more exotic offerings like squid and snail at local places like Red Lobster have always … Continue reading

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Voyageurs National Park

Earlier this week my wife and I drove up to northern Minnesota to visit Voyageurs National Park. This jewel of the North Woods encompasses 84,000 acres of interconnected waterways separated by 134,000 acres of densely wooded land and over 500 … Continue reading

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