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Alaska Northern Lights Ecotour: Photo lessons, dog sledding, reindeer & hot springs

Gondwana Ecotours

Gondwana Ecotours is offering a 7-day “Alaska Northern Lights Ecotour.”  Guests will get a dose of local culture by day and photograph the Aurora Borealis under the massive Alaskan sky by night. Highlights of the tour include dog sledding through snowy forests, hiking alongside a family of reindeer, taking curling lessons from locals in Fairbanks, soaking in the geothermal Chena Hot Springs,…

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Kevin Costner’s ‘Yellowstone’ Stokes Demand for Dude Ranch Vacations

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Yellowstone is the most popular show on cable television, and its ratings seemingly won’t stop climbing. The seventh episode of Season 2 marked Yellowstone’s most-watched episode (5.4 million viewers), according to Paramount Network. On the show, Kevin Costner stars as the patriarch of the Dutton family, owners of the largest ranch in the United States. All the buzz around the…

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REI Co-op & AutoCamp Offer Guided Experiences in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Cathedral Lakes Day Hiking

With summer in full swing, REI Co-op and AutoCamp are bringing new immersive experiences to Yosemite National Park. REI has launched six fully guided day tours for visitors to fully experience the wonder of one of the nation’s most epic natural places. Guests staying at AutoCamp’s newly opened high-end outdoor lodging property can arrange their REI-led hikes with optional transportation…

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Polar Bear Photo Adventure Visits Northernmost Town in USA

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Gondwana Ecotours is offering a NEW 7-day polar bear photography adventure to the Arctic. This trip is packed full of wildlife viewing, including opportunities to photograph snowy owls, Arctic foxes, polar bears, marine life, and the northern lights. Guests will interact with Arctic residents, view equipment used in tribal whaling expeditions, explore the northernmost town in America, and speak with…

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Mormon Lake Lodge Offers Giddyap Mountain Getaway in Coconino National Forest

Mormon Lake Lodge horses

Mormon Lake Lodge, located amidst the largest grove of Ponderosa pines in Northern Arizona’s Coconino National Forest, introduces “Giddyap Mountain Getaway” packages for the summer travel season. Only 2.5 hours from the Phoenix Valley, Mormon Lake Lodge provides a refreshing destination away from the heat. Each package includes a horseback-riding excursion, a meal and an overnight stay in a Mormon…

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Dunton River Camp in Colorado Reopens for the 2019 Summer Season

Dunton River Camp

Dunton Destinations located on the banks of the West Fork of Colorado’s Dolores River, is now open for the summer season. Set on 500 acres of untouched wilderness in the Colorado Rockies, the River Camp is located four miles downstream from sister property, Dunton Hot Springs, and features all the amenities of a five-star hotel. The epitome of “glamping,” each…

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Where to Stay and Stargaze During Colorado’s Dark Sky Month

Gateway Canyons

For travelers seeking the ultimate stargazing destinations this summer, Colorado is the perfect place to visit as six locations in the state were just designated “Dark Sky destinations” by The International Dark-Sky Association, a nonprofit that works to preserve skies and combat light pollution. Governor Jared Polis also recently proclaimed June as “Dark Sky Month” to celebrate Colorado’s unpolluted skies…

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Rafting and Wildlife Adventures on Oregon’s Wild Rogue River

Rogue River rafting

Imagine a river so remote that mail to riverside residents comes by jet boat. Here a lush eco system harbors a profundity of wildlife along a 45-mile section defined by Class II-IV whitewater thrills. Western River Expeditions hosts multiple departures of a floating wildlife safari this season. Rogue River Rafting and Lodge combines whitewater rafting on Oregon’s wild and scenic…

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