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‘Eat ‘em to beat ‘em’ is watchword to cope with venomous, but tasty, lionfish
By Tom Adkinson
  Walking through rich people’s back yards in Rhode Island
By Tom Adkinson
 
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You might say lionfish are quite pretty – what with their distinctive stripes and a collar of fins that with a good imagination resembles a lion’s mane – but they actually are evil invaders no one wants to see in American or Caribbean waters. Full story

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NEWPORT, Rhode Island – While Americans gradually venture out as coronavirus pandemic restrictions ease, a really good walk is a goal for many. This historic seaside community offers one of the best anywhere – the Cliff Walk. Full story



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Dead trees draw wedding parties, beachcombers to Jekyll Island Walking across the Mississippi River in Memphis Poking around the Library of Congress, even when it’s closed Reflecting on the world’s beauty on 50th anniversary of Earth Day



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A place for quiet reading in
noisy New York
Florida’s Space Coast:
Tranquil or very, very loud
‘Nighttime would find me at Rosa’s Cantina Bring hippos into your home during coronavirus isolation
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Bending an elbow in
craft-brewed Portland
Slam on the brakes for three weird attractions in the New Mexico desert Even after Mardi Gras, good times roll in New Orleans On the Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail in New Mexico
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Dine like a local in Saint Lucia’s market food stalls Ferrying past an underwater park in Edmonds, Washington Put this Washington museum in your stamp collection Finding other Vulcans in Birmingham
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Sledding along at White Sands, America’s newest national park Soaking in the sun and sights on San Juan’s Condado Beach At Prohibition’s centennial, celebrate bourbon on Northern Kentucky’s B-Line 10 years ago, much of Nashville was underwater
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train ridesExperience a train ride into river gorges, through historic tunnels, and along some of the most beautiful landscapes in America
Journey through the Carolina Mountains and some of the most beautiful landscapes in America. Ride into river gorges, across valleys, and through tunnels carved out of majestic mountains. If you have been waiting to ride a train behind a century-old steam locomotive, here is your chance. Ride along one of the original railroad lines in Chattanooga, crossing four bridges and passing through pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge Tunnel, which was completed in 1858 and on the National Register of Historic Places.
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pickwick belleTennessee Riverboat Cruises: Romantic Cruises or Family Adventures
Tennessee offers a variety of leisure riverboat cruises on its waterways. Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis all have riverboats or steamboats to take you on Tennessee rivers to view beautiful scenery and wildlife, enjoy live entertainment and a great meal, or learn about the history of the Civil War in our great state. Archaeological evidence along the cruise routes tells the stories of the various Native American cultures who inhabited this river valley for over 10,000 years. Cruise in the wake of the early pioneers who had to overcome rapids, shoals, whirlpools and the formidable Chickamaugas. See the famous Body Farm. Pause and reflect in remembrance of the many that perished on the Trail of Tears.
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