Author: Dick Jordan

Popular Lassen Park Attraction Closed During 2018

Popular Lassen Park Attraction Closed During 2018

Bumpass Hell.

It sounds like a place to avoid like hell when you’re on vacation.

But Bumpass Hell, the top hydrothermal feature in Northern California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park, is one of the “must-see” stops along the 30-mile-long main road through the park.

Unfortunately, those headed to Lassen this summer this summer literally won’t be able to “go to Hell.”

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How “Sweet” It Is: Hiking in Oregon’s Coast Range

How “Sweet” It Is: Hiking in Oregon’s Coast Range

One of the great things about living (as I now do) in Eugene, Oregon are the nearby natural wonders: Mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, and the beaches and sand dunes at the shore of the Pacific Ocean.

During the past year I’ve had an opportunity to explore some of the scenic places with an hour or so by car from my home.

And the sweetest of these visually “sweet” destinations is in the Coast Range west of the Willamette Valley.

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Jet-Setting With “Nat Geo”

Jet-Setting With “Nat Geo”

Once or twice a year, a glossy catalog with a posh trip by air lands in my mailbox.

The latest that caught my eye was about the National Geographic Expeditions new multi-day private jet excursion to Central and South America.

You’ll be gone for twenty-two days, departing from and returning to Miami, making these stops along the airborne circuit:

  • Tikal and El Mirador, Guatemala
  • Panama City and the Panama Canal, Panama
  • Cusco and Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, or Trujillo, Peru
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Iguaçu Falls, Brazil
  • Cartagena, Colombia

You can expect to be set down among spectacular scenery.

(National Geography Expeditions Photo)

At each destination you will be put up in swank lodgings.

(National Geographic Expeditions Photo)

And you will be accompanied by experts in archeology, biology, and photography who will help you appreciate what you’ll see during the trip.

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