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Yellowstone NP

The Yellowstone Act of 1872 created the world’s first national park. It withdrew more than 2 million acres from sale, settlement, or occupation to be “dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Unlike Yosemite, the bill put Yellowstone under federal control because ceding it […]

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Flores, Guatemala

Flores Guatemala is a small island village on Lake Petén in the northern Petén region of thr country. We stayed there on our way back from Tikal.  while I wouldn’t have set out to go there without a trip to Tikal, it is a cute little town with colorful buildings and great sunsets.  The streets […]

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