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Virtual Kicks on Route 66

Virtual Kicks on Route 66

You can now wax nostalgic online with the new site launched by the National Park Service to commemorate Route 66 (aka the Mother Road).  The site contains maps, photos and essays on the historic route that stretched from Chicago to Los Angeles.  Browse the list of sites by state to […]

Human Geography

Book:  The New Age of Adventure

Book: The New Age of Adventure

Published by National Geographic Adventure, this anthology features adventurous tales written by such famous writers as Sebastian Junger, Peter Matthiessen, and Philip Caputo.  The book features fascinating stories about elephants in India (“Stomping Grounds”) and  riding along with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (“The Whale Warriors”) among many others.  The […]

Human Geography

New World Heritage Sites

New World Heritage Sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added nineteen new cultural and eight new natural sites to the World Heritage List.  There are now 878 sites in 145 countries on the list.  The latest 27 added sites include four new countries: Papua New Guinea, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, […]

Human Geography

48 States in 106 Hours

48 States in 106 Hours

Joshua Keeler, Joey Stocking and Adam Gatherum blasted through the 48 continental states in 106 hours in order to break and old Guinness records.  After the trio reached Four Corners (the point where New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah intersect, they posted the following: Well, we made it. And we […]

Physical Geography

Virtual Parks

Virtual Parks

If you’ve ever aspired to visit some of the world’s greatest natural parks but haven’t been able to get to them, the site VirtualParks.org can help you virtually explore some of the parks found in the western portions of Canada and the United States.  The site was created by Erik […]

Human Geography

Ben’s Place of the Week

Ben’s Place of the Week

The Oxford University Press has an official blog which features posts from Ben Keene who happens to be the editor of the Oxford Atlas of the World.  Each week, Ben provides readers with a quick tidbit about a selected location somewhere in the world in his “Place of the Week” […]

Human Geography

Stuck Woman Traps South African Cave Group

Stuck Woman Traps South African Cave Group

An overweight woman who was warned she was too large by the cave managers for the Cango Caves in Western Cape got stuck and trapped fellow spelunkers for more than 10 hours until rescue workers could free the woman.  Included in the unfortunate group was a diabetic who needed insulin […]