Memorable Articles We’ve Read this Week

Posted August 7, 2016

Every week we will share with you memorable articles we’ve read about great places to visit and awesome things to do. Hopefully there may be some new things for you to add to your Bucket List and to Live a Memory!

National Parks Tour: Everglades, Home To Alligators, Birds And Panthers on NPR’s Here & Now, Jeremy Hobson speaks with Alan Scott, chief of resource education and interpretation at Everglades National Park, who introduces us to the wonderfully diverse ecosystem in southern Florida known as the Everglades. The Everglades is alive with plants and animals and has been called “a river of grass.” The Everglades is one more reason to add a visit to the Sunshine State to your Bucket List.

Everglades National Park - Florida, USA

Everglades National Park – Florida, USA

Huge dinosaur footprint discovered in South America on, Jareen Imam tells us about the exciting discovery of a record-setting carnivorous dinosaur footprint in Bolivia!  This footprint measures 115 centimeters or nearly 4 feet wide!  It would have been cool to see this mammoth creature when it was alive – hmmmmm …. , maybe not – LOL.

Top U.S. Vacation Destinations for 2016 on, Kitty Bean Yancey lists 10 great places in the U.S. to visit in 2016.  2016 is a long way from over and these are all awesome places that you can visit yet this year and cross off your Bucket List.

Acadia National Park - From the Top of Cadillac Mountain

Acadia National Park – From the Top of Cadillac Mountain

National Parks Tour: Acadia, ‘Where The Mountains Meet The Sea’ on NPR’s Here & Now, Jeremy Hobson speaks with Kevin Schneider, superintendent of Acadia National Park, about this absolute gem in the National Park System.  Acadia National Park on the Atlantic Coast in Maine is an unknown jewel to many Americans.  From a trip up to the top of Cadillac Mountain, to a drive along spectacular Ocean Drive, from flora which abounds in the park, to the incredible rocky shoreline – Acadia National Park offers something for everyone!

20 One-Week Vacations to Take In-Between Jobs on’s Travel+Leisure, the Travel+Leisure Staff lists some incredible places you would love to visit if you have a free time to travel and experience the world.  As they put it, “Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is by taking enough time to reset” and their recommendation is to “Take a vacation.”  They list some incredible places and one of the most intriguing to me is Madeira, Portugal.  In the past year I have met a number of people who have traveled to Portugal and every one of them said that it was incredible!

10 Cheap Labor Day Getaways to Book Now on, Liz Weiss gives us 10 great places to visit around the last major holiday of the summer.  These are all great places to visit and the cool thing is you can plan them all at the last minute!

20 reasons to visit Atlanta 20 years after the Olympics on, Jennifer Bradley Franklin invites us to visit Atlanta, Georgia twenty years after hosting the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.  Jennifer gives us 20 awesome reasons to visit The Big Peach.  (Having been to the 1996 Olympics – I was excited to read this article.)

Rio Side Trips: An Insider’s Guide to Quick and Easy Excursions on, Marla Dickerson and Reed Johnson introduce us to three easy day trips you can make to get away from the Olympic activities in Rio de Janeiro.  Dickerson and Johnson note that a visit to Grumari Beach, Petrópolis, or Niterói is a great way to “get a taste of Brazilian arts and culture and explore it’s more remote beaches.”

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