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August 9, 2018

Are there alligators in the Florida Keys? The short answer is: yes, but not many.

A study in the 1980s found approximately 130 alligators in the entirety of the Florida Keys. However, over 50 of these alligators were hatchlings and juveniles. If you want to see an allig...

August 2, 2018

Most people visit Rocky Mountain National Park to see its beautiful scenery. But the park also has plenty of history—including three ghost towns within the park’s boundaries, all of which you can hike to on your next visit to the park.

Lulu City

The largest of the three...

July 26, 2018

If you drive the Overseas Highway from Key Largo to Key West, you cross 42 bridges along the way. Over the course of the road’s 113 miles, 18.8 are spent on bridges—that means you spend over 15% of the trip on bridges. Many of the bridges have interesting stories, but...

July 12, 2018

Maybe nothing is more associated with the Florida Keys than water – it surrounds the island chain and is inescapable if you are on any of the Keys. Despite the ocean, freshwater in the Keys is a rarity – so rare, in fact, that the islands are almost entirely devoid of...

June 28, 2018

Yesterday – June 27 – marked the beginning of the Yukon River Quest. This annual canoe and kayak race is the longest canoe/kayak race in the world. The race travels approximately 444 miles from Whitehorse downstream to Dawson City in the Yukon, and has been an annual e...

June 21, 2018

Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs are among its most dangerous natural features. Because of this, the park has many signs warning visitors to stay on the marked paths around its hot springs. For people who have visited hot springs elsewhere, particularly those wh...

June 14, 2018

Key West is a small island. It can sometimes seem difficult to get away from the crowds, but there are a lot of places on the island to take a break and enjoy some quiet time. Here are three places you can do just that.

1. Fort West Martello

Fort West Martello, a tower t...

May 31, 2018

There are many animals along the Alaska Highway that can cause you serious injury or even kill you. Grizzly bears can be deadly, and the black bears in the area around the Alaska Highway are considered some of the most dangerous black bears in the world. Bison have bee...

May 24, 2018

This week, the Florida Keys were in the news for a great white shark patrolling the waters off of the islands. However, these rare visitors to the islands are not the only wild dangers in the Florida Keys. It turns out, the islands are full of plants and animals that c...

May 17, 2018

One of the best-known former residents of Key West is the author Ernest Hemingway. If you’re in Key West, you’re likely to come across more than a few places touting their relationship to the writer. Here are four (or five) places in Key West where you can see Hemingwa...

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