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  • Discover the Black Sea: Mother Nature's work at its best

    Discover the Black Sea: Mother Nature's work at its best

    Turkey never ceases to amaze visitors. Every corner, every part of the country you visit, welcomes you with new wonders - natural or historical. This week and next week, we will investigate the Black Sea region thoroughly and take you to the top destinations to see with your own eyes and experience the greenest landscape in Anatolia. Stretching from Marmara to the northeastern borders of Turkey, the Black Sea region is a hidden cultural gem that has been waiting to be discovered for centuries. Known for its green highlands and unique traditions and cuisine, the region is a living cultural asset. Located in the northern part of Anatolia, the Black Sea region receives the most rainfall throughout


    National parks will offer free admission Saturday

    Following a day of severe storms, Triangle residents might want to enjoy a free day of outdoor fun when the weather clears Saturday. All United States national parks will offer free admission on April 20 to celebrate the start of National Park Week. There are more than 400 national parks across the country, and the National Park Service said the most visited national parks in 2018 were Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, Zion and Yellowstone. The National Park Service offers free admission to all parks five times each year, including on Jan. 21, to celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., Aug. 15, to celebrate the creation of the National Park Service,

  • Restaurant review: Waterfront dining awaits at Palm Valley Outdoors
    The Florida Times-Union

    Restaurant review: Waterfront dining awaits at Palm Valley Outdoors

    On a recent picturesque Sunday under the Palm Valley Bridge, we pulled up to Palm Valley Outdoors via boat to a bustling scene — live music, cornhole games, lots of flip flops and plenty of fresh seafood to go around. With indoor and outdoor seating — and a full bar at each — Palm Valley Outdoors offers winning views no matter where you sit, plus waterfront access via a boat dock. We put our name in at the hostess stand, grabbed a local craft beer (Bold City Duke's Brown Nose Ale for me!) at the outside bar, and waited about 25 minutes for a picnic table outside. Service was slow and non-existent at times, but it was a sunny Sunday and (thankfully) we weren't in a hurry. We started with a dozen

  • Daily Mail

    Don't murder our Midsomer plaques! Bid to block tributes in town where detective drama was filmed

    As far as feuds go, it's unlikely to be the bloodiest this rural idyll has seen. Nevertheless, a row over plans to put up red plaques around the quaint town of Thame to mark its part in the filming of Midsomer Murders means a few individuals are having to watch their backs. Six red tributes commemorating the detective series were set to be displayed on listed buildings in the Oxfordshire market town, which features as fictional Causton. Thame Town Council had hoped the plaques would attract visitors to the buildings when themed walking tours were not operating. But the plans were rubbished by conservation officers at South Oxfordshire District Council, who wrote in a damning report: 'While the

  • 10 Luxury Hotels That Celebrate Earth Day Every Day
    Robb Report

    10 Luxury Hotels That Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

    Do good while living the good life at these ultra-green properties.

  • THEN AND NOW: How famous New York City landmarks have changed over the years
    Business Insider

    THEN AND NOW: How famous New York City landmarks have changed over the years

    Nearly 65.2 million tourists visited New York City in 2018, according to Travel Pulse, and that number keeps growing. There's no shortage of sites to see in the city that never sleeps — even if some of them are tourist traps. And while some of New York City's most famous attractions have changed drastically since the early 1900s, others have remained largely the same. Here's what 12 New York City landmarks looked like back in the day.

  • Pieces of grand hotel endure in FWB
    Northwest Florida Daily News

    Pieces of grand hotel endure in FWB

    FORT WALTON BEACH — Okaloosa County was formed in part from a section of Walton County, and remnants of the older county remain here today. For example, the U-Haul business that's about to undergo some changes at 631 N. Beal Parkway once housed the Colonial Inn, which contained pieces of the grandiose and now-defunct Hotel Chautauqua that once stood in DeFuniak Springs. “As a kid in the 1960s, I worked part time at the Colonial Inn Restaurant on North Beal Street in the early weekend mornings doing cleaning,” local historian and businessman Tom Rice said. “The site is now the U-Haul dealership housed in the original building.” Construction of the Hotel Chautauqua was completed in early 1885 and

  • Three Top Climbers Presumed Dead After Avalanche In Canada

    Three Top Climbers Presumed Dead After Avalanche In Canada

    Three of the world's most elite climbers are missing and presumed dead by park officials after an avalanche in Alberta, Canada. Jess Roskelley, a U.S. citizen, and David Lama and Hansjörg Auer, who are both Austrian, had been attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak in Banff National Park. They were reported overdue on Wednesday, according to the park. "Based on an assessment of the scene, all three members of the party are presumed to be deceased," the park said. A statement from Parks Canada said that responders "observed signs of multiple avalanches and debris containing climbing equipment." "Search and recovery efforts are not currently possible due to weather and dangerous avalanche

  • Buying A $1 Italy Dream House Just Got Even Easier
    CBS Baltimore

    Buying A $1 Italy Dream House Just Got Even Easier

    Two Italian destinations, hoping to revive declining communities by luring new residents with homes priced at a little over a dollar, have launched websites that promise to match buyers with their dream property, relatively fuss-free. “I've created a special task force of young volunteers who assist buyers, liaising with convenient construction firms for the restyle,” says Paolo Caruso, mayor of Zungoli, one of the villages offering bargain-rate houses. Zungoli is a tiny rural village, shaped like a snail, in the Campania region near Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Set atop a sandstone hill, it's a maze of caves and zig-zag, circular alleys connected by huge, uneven grass-covered cobblestone steps that wind up to a stunning fortress.

  • Fair Park hasn't always been fair to everyone, and it's time Dallas finally tells that story
    Dallas Morning News

    Fair Park hasn't always been fair to everyone, and it's time Dallas finally tells that story

    Phillip Collins, once chief curator at the African American Museum at Fair Park, earlier this month took the microphone at the Hall of State and shared the story of a Fair Park building long ago hastily erased with no good reason. But we all know the reason. We know it because Fair Park, the city's great jewel, has long been unfair, unwelcoming. Fences and concrete have long left its nearby residents — people who don't have white skin — to feel the landmark's 277 acres are off-limits, forbidden. The Hall of Negro Life, the building was called, constructed in 1936 for the Texas Centennial Exposition. The edifice represented "the first instance of the recognition of black culture at a world's fair,"

  • Taking A Deep Dive Into Some Of Seattle's Most Spectacular Seafood Dishes

    Taking A Deep Dive Into Some Of Seattle's Most Spectacular Seafood Dishes

    It's no shocker that Seattle is one of the best cities to eat seafood. The Northwest city on Puget Sound enjoys fresh catches such as wild salmon and halibut from Alaska, and tons of fish caught and shellfish raised closer to home. Here are 10 stellar dishes that showcase the mad skills of the Seattle chefs who make all sorts of seafood shine. James Beard Award-winning chef John Sundstrom has a gift when it comes to the Northwest's signature seafood, pioneering the seared skin preparation way back when. (Try it! You'll like it!) He was also leader of the pack in featuring Neah Bay "marbled" salmon caught off the Olympic Peninsula coast. This fish has a lighter colored flesh, but is remarkably

  • The Most Sustainable Venues for a Destination Wedding

    The Most Sustainable Venues for a Destination Wedding

    Perhaps you find yourself in a sprawling oasis teeming with terraced tea plantations and rolling rice fields. To your partner, your families and over a hundred species of birds, you read your vows. Or, rather, you walk down the weathered stone aisle of an enchanting historic castle—your guests await both your first kiss and dinner fresh from the ground's garden. Of course, flying your family and friends across the world for your destination wedding takes a toll on the environment. After all, on average, one air mile produces 53.3 pounds of carbon dioxide, according to BlueSkyModel, an open-source estimate of carbon dioxide emissions. But as an eco-conscious couple, you can rest assured that the

  • 5 perfect hikes in Sonoma County

    5 perfect hikes in Sonoma County

    At the north end of Salt Point State Park, a strange “whooshing sound” snapped the hikers' attention to the ocean at Horseshoe Cove. “We walked out toward the bluff, heard that whooshing sound again, looked out, and just beyond the breakers, saw a humpback whale, resting in the surf,” said Bob Lorentzen, Sonoma County's resident hiking authority, who was hiking with his wife, Liz Peterson. “We watched it for 40 minutes. Incredible.” There's scarcely a mile of Sonoma, Mendocino and Humboldt counties that Lorentzen hasn't covered by trail in the past 40 years. He's developed a cult following with his “hip pocket” guides. “It started as a novelty,” Lorentzen said. “Now it's our trademark.” Lorentzen,